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Hot Book Summer

Summer and books go together like sunshine and... well... any body of water we can get into. Whether you're lounging on the beach, in the river, or by the pool, the experts at Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne say these books are sure to make your summer reading shine.

Article by Robin Stauber, Alex Peña, Constance Keremes

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

Malibu Rising
Taylor Jenkins Reid
The night was supposed to be an epic bash to celebrate the end of the summer of 1983. Instead, four famous siblings find themselves in the middle of drama so rich it will forever change their lives. From the acclaimed author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & the Six comes this riveting tale of fame, fortune, and one unforgettable night.

Ballantine Books
$28/$18 |

Marissa Meyer
You may think you know the story of Cinderella, but this spin goes WAY beyond a glass slipper. Immersed in a future full of androids, cyborgs, moon colonies, and action, our heroine must overcome the odds and an interplanetary plot to save the day. And she just might fall in love too. The best part of all: Cinder is the first of five books in The Lunar Chronicles series, so there’s a lot more adventure in store!

Feiwel & Friends
$21.99/$11.99 |

Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen
Anne Nesbet
It’s adventure in the early days of the Silver Screen! Set in 1914, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling is a movie star who dazzles audiences in fast-paced flicks. But her “reel” life becomes a wretched reality when a fake kidnapping publicity stunt goes horribly wrong. Can Darleen save the day and be a star on-screen and off? This juvenile novel is better than a multiplex theater, guaranteed to keep young readers on the edge of their seats.

Candlewick Press
$18.99/$9.99 |