Stay Sharp with These Summer Reads

Is there anything better than curling up with a good book and diving into another world?

Reading can be a great way to not only keep you mentally stimulated but also helps you to reduce stress and even improve your mental health.

It doesn’t have to be a solitary activity either. It’s super easy to find a local book club near you or form one with friends to build your interpersonal connections.

The problem for many of us is that there are just so many books to discover! To make it easier to choose your next book, we love this summer reading list from Barnes and Noble. We’re sharing our favorites to get you inspired for your next read.

The Last Thing He Told Me - Book Cover

This Thriller Will Keep You Hooked

This #1 New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon book club pick will keep you on the edge of your seat. In The Last Thing He Told Me, we follow newly-married Hannah whose husband disappears with just one note – “protect her.” Hannah knows the note is about her 16-year-old stepdaughter. What follows is a story full of the kind of plot twists and drama that’s perfect for a summer read.

Dive Into the Legend of Achilles

From the author of the critically beloved Circe, The Song of Achilles takes you into the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War in a way you’ve never experienced before. If you love action-packed adventures, love stories, and a dose of mythology, you won’t be able to put this book down.

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The Wager - Book Cover

Discover the True Story of Mutiny on the High Seas

Do you love non-fiction stories of real human triumph and savagery? The Wager reads like a fiction novel but is the true story of the shipwreck of the British The Wager. The survivors were marooned on an island off the coast of Patagonia, survived for months, and build a flimsy craft to escape. They landed off the coast of Brazil and were hailed as heroes until more survivors were found just six months later. This true story has more twists and turns and author David Grann paints it beautifully while maintaining historical accuracy.

Spend the Weekend on Nantucket

If you love stories about friendship, love, and self-discovery, you’ll love The Five-Star Weekend. Recently widowed, Hollis Shaw is looking to get away and take a break from her own personal tragedy. She gathers four friends from different stages of her life to spend an unforgettable weekend on Nantucket. But she quickly learns that domestic perfection doesn’t exist for anyone.
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Get the Key to Another World

From the legendary storyteller Stephen King, his latest book will take you on a fantastical adventure. Fairy Tale follows 17-year-old Charlie who inherits a key to another world parallel to ours. What follows is a classic story of good versus evil, world-saving heroics, and the kind of fun that you used to have when you read a great book as a kid of Charlie’s age.