Staff Summer Reads

At the bookstore summer means reading outside on a patch of grass under a tree with an iced beverage in hand.

Here at Rediscovered Books we are reading a wide range of titles from literature to graphic novels to fantasy to non-fiction and kids.  Check out some of our favorites so far:


Karen - Literature
Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens
A captivating story of a little girl’s struggle to survive abandonment in a North Carolina marsh.  Both sad and joyful, it is an absolutely amazing read that will stay with me forever.

Hanna - Teen Sci-fi
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff strike again.  This action filled space epic will have you alternatively rolling around in stitches and sobbing your eyes out.  Squad 312 is on the job.  Hopefully they’ll survive.  Will you?

Jane Alice - Fantasy
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
This book is as good as it is beautiful - 804 pages have never gone by so quickly!!

Realy Ann - World History
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
I stayed awake all night to finish this book and then didn’t sleep because I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Rebecca - Kid’s Literature
Breakout by Kate Messer
Nora is excited for Field Day and the end of school. But, all excitement is put on hold when there is a breakout from the prison in town. Told from multiple POV’s and in many formats, this story is about fear and how people respond to fear.

Cora Lee - Literature (Short Stories)
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
Ted Chiang’s fiction offers exquisite glimpses into the mysteries of existence.  To read these stories is to realize: If the universe began as an enormous breath being held, it must end with a sigh.  Exhale.

Jane - World History
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
In 2015 Douglas Preston and a team of scientists went on a quest to find the white city known in legends and deep in the rainforest.  Harrowing adventure! Thrilling story!

Laura - Literature
The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
This is a brilliant journey into a world of scent with a character that I wanted to follow beyond the end of the novel.  Emmelines perception of the world took me into fresh perspectives about how we connect with each other.  Great for book clubs and reading under a tree.

Kalli - Graphic Novel
Kiss Number 8 by Coleen A.F. Venable & Ellen T. Crenshaw
Is it possible for one kiss to change your life?  Mads is a passionate church going high schooler, and her 8th kiss is one that not only makes her realize her own sexuality, but also that nothing is black and white.

Kevin - Mystery
Written in Dead Wax (The Vinyl Detective #1) by Andrew Cartmel
Combine an excellent mystery with great characters PLUS searching for long lost jazz albums.  So much awesome!!