End of Summer Reading Picks

At Wonder Women Sixty we realize summer is quickly slipping away, but there’s still plenty of time to grab a comfy chair, a good book and a quiet place to do some end of summer reading.

All of our Picks are fiction with the exception of Booze & Vinyl. Some are new books, some are older. They are listed alphabetically by author. For full reviews of the books below (and others), visit our “books” category.

Wonder Women Sixty’s favorite sliding out of Summer Picks:

DREAM TOWN by David Baldacci:  Set in 1953, tough guy and hard-boiled P.I., Archer, gets caught in a web of deceit, blackmail, greed and murder as he maneuvers his way through both the glitzy and seedy side of Hollywood.

PEPPERMINT BARKED, A Spice Shop Mystery by Leslie Budewitz Beat the heat and get a jump on the holiday spirit with this down-to-earth Christmas cozy that adds a splash of murder to liven up everyone’s holiday eggnog!

BOOZE & VINYL by Andre Darlington & Tenaya Darlington:  For rockers and music lovers that like to kick back with a cocktail and classic vinyl, this stellar coffee table book pairs the history of 70 classic rock albums with cocktails (and their recipes). Brimming with nostalgia and stunning photography.

MURDER AT THE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL, A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery by Darci Hannah:  A charming, summer cozy mystery. Witty and smart with more chaos than a Marx Brothers movie.  A series not to be missed by cozy fans.

ALWAYS THE FIRST TO DIE by R. J. Jacobs:  A subtle thriller that shatters you with twists and turns you won’t see coming. A mother is desperately trying to save her teenage daughter from a killer in the midst of a hurricane – but is the killer a malevolent spirit or made of flesh and blood? (book releases in early Sept.)

DEATH OF A BACHELORETTE by Laura Levine:  Zany, madcap cozy mystery featuring struggling free-lance writer Jaine Austen and her aptly named cat, Prozac. Jaine’s new writing gig sends both of them to a tropical island in the South Pacific with hilarious results.

TWO-WAY MURDER, A British Crime Classic by E.C.R. Lorac:   Cool off summer with this classic mystery that has been lost for over 60 years. It’s a dark and misty winter night in the late 50’s. It’s also the night of the most coveted social event of the year — and there’s a corpse laying in the road.

MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid:   A hard hitting and completely mesmerizing story of The Rivas, a famous, high profile family bound together for life. The caveat is the BIG party – a party so wild you’ll be quietly shaking your head as you take it all in, along with the aftermath.

THE SWELL by Alley Reynolds:   Suspenseful beach-fleshed tale set on a remote Australian beach. Filled with sinister intrigue fueled by hidden secrets from the past, dangerous encounters in the present and deadly plans for the future. Who will survive?

So slide out of summer and into fall with a good book (or two, or three or more). Don’t forget to check out our other book reviews – so many books to keep you endlessly entertained.

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