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What to Read this August

One Kick Book CoverKick Lannigan, 21, is a survivor. Abducted at age six in broad daylight, she was found alive six years later. As Kick struggled with PTSD, the detective who rescued her suggested Kick learn to fight. Excelling at martial arts, boxing, archery, and knife throwing, she vowed never to be victimized again. But when two children in the Portland area go missing in the same month, Kick’s experiences and expertise can be used to help rescue the abductees. Little does Kick know the case will lead directly into her terrifying past.

Librarians are raving about August release One Kick. Get it from VPL and find out why! Check out this list for the rest of the Top Ten and you’re sure to find a new favourite.


Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box book coverSomething is out there that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying. And something is following them…

One of the best books I have read in a while! A seriously creepy, edge of your seat, gripping read that is so perfectly written and laid out for the reader.  Bird Box is the perfect mix between McCarthy’s The Road and Saramago’s Blindness. Anyone Continue reading

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

amelia coverAmelia has been caught cheating. By the time her mother Kate arrives at her exclusive private school, she’s faced with far more devastating news. Amelia is dead. She jumped from the school’s roof in an act of “spontaneous” suicide, which Kate believes until she gets the anonymous text:

She didn’t jump.

Sifting through Amelia’s emails, texts, social media postings, and cell phone logs, Kate is determined to learn the heartbreaking truth about why Amelia was on the roof that day and why she died.

If you’re looking for an easy, thrilling and twisty kind of read, look no further. Reconstructing Amelia will get you hooked immediately. Although I Continue reading