I cannot count the number of people who have asked me for summer reading recommendations this year—and it’s only the second week of June! After I give the names of a few favorites, I’ll always ask . . . “Now you tell me what book you seriously couldn’t put down.” That’s the kind of book I want to read in the summer.
This week we’re giving away four books in categories ranging from true crime to Southern fiction to suspense. All are perfect for summer reading.
- People Who Eat Darkness is Richard Lloyd Parry’s probing look into the disappearance of Lucie Blackman in Tokyo.
- In Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank, a daughter comes home to Sullivan’s Island, SC, to reconnect with her mother.
- Lost opportunities, found art, stories both true and false—these ideas bind the disparate threads of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins.
- Set in Lausanne, Switzerland, Jon Steele’s The Watchers is a haunting and suspenseful thriller about an American call girl, a British private eye and Marc Rochat, the bell ringer at the city’s cathedral.
Do you want to read these books? Here’s how you can enter to win them . . .
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the name of a favorite book for summer reading.
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, June 15. The winner will each receive copies of the four books mentioned above. Prize must be shipped to a North American address, and Rhode Island residents are not eligible. (Full contest rules here.) Good luck!
ETA: Congratulations to our winner, Sharon! She’s looking forward to reading The Expats and Maine this summer.
Thank you to all who entered! Contest is now closed.