The highly-anticipated BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge is back! Get ready for a summer full of the hottest new reads, hosted by New York Times bestselling author, Jessica Knoll. Keep clicking for the full lineup now and sign up to participate!
Flood by Melissa Scholes Young
Laura Brooks left her hometown of Hannibal, Missouri with no intent of ever returning but a high school reunion will bring her back to the small town. Facing ghosts and other small-town affairs, Laura will have to decide whether she’ll confront her past or run away once again.
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
When five successful women find themselves on a New York reality TV series, the pressure to achieve higher ratings and stay relevant threatens their friendship. But, despite these pressures, no one could foresee a season ending in murder that will leave the whole country questioning not only who did it, but why they did it.
Trouble the Water by Jacqueline Friedland
Shipped off to America to live with an old family friend, Abigail Milton is bored and frustrated with her new life. But as she becomes wrapped up in the planning of the escape of a local slave, her involvement in the abolition movement threatens the boring – but safe – life she has.
How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
When Margaret Jacobsen wakes up in the hospital, she must face the harsh reality that the life with her new dream job and the fiancé she loves might no longer be a possibility. Fighting for her recovery, Margaret discovers love in the places she least expected.
How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson
Allison Pearson’s brilliant debut novel, I Don’t Know How She Does It, followed the story of Kate Reddy who became, as Oprah Winfrey put it, “the national anthem for working mothers.” In How Hard Can It Be? readers follow the witty supermom seven years later as she struggles to keep her family on track in the wake of her 50th birthday.
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering
Falling prey to a toxic relationship can destroy all hope for future happiness, and Lucy Albright has found herself caught in Stephen DeMarco’s web of seduction and lies. Time changes from college to adulthood and Lucy struggles to tear herself away from Stephen and his addictive tendencies, even though she knows that’s the right thing to do.
Providence by Caroline Kepnes
When Jon vanishes from Chloe’s small town, her life is ruined. When he shows up four years later, with no answers for where he’s been but now possessing supernatural powers, Chloe knows they can’t just pick up where they left off. This supernatural love story turns deadly, though, when healthy people inexplicably begin dropping dead and Jon is forced to question if he’s responsible.
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Nashville’s elite are gossip prone, and when a controversial photo is taken in the drunken haze of a party, the community is quick to assign blame. Tom, Nina, and Lyla find themselves at the center of this scandal, and are forced to face the truth.
The Completionist by Siobhan Adcock
In this dystopian novel, where a fertility crisis makes pregnancy a privilege, Carter Quinn finds himself torn between helping his two sisters; one who serves as a Nurse Completionist who has gone missing, and another who has miraculously become naturally pregnant. As Carter Quinn searches for his missing sister, he finds himself tangled in the web of lies that hold his fragile society together.
Entangled Moon by E.C. Frey
How far will you go to forget your past? Heather fires an employee in order to avoid confrontation about a tragic night she’s spent years trying to forget. But when that employee is murdered, Heather is forced to call upon her childhood friends and, together, they must face the past.
Hidden by Kelli Clare
Ellie James wanted excitement, something to distract her from her boring life in small-town Connecticut as an art teacher, and when she meets Will Hastings, she finds just that. The alluring Englishman pulls her into a life full of assassins and secret society, but after her sister and grandmother are murdered, Ellie must discover if Will is someone she can trust.
Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle
Kat Jenkin’s nine-year-old son has gone missing, and the only person who can help her find him is Stef Huntington. The two mothers race against the incompetent police working on the case in order to bring Kat’s son home.
Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky
A new town, a new name, a new job, and new friends; Maggie Reid’s life changed when a car crash garnered nonstop media attention, robbing her of her daughter, her marriage, friends and privacy. But, when a new friend’s teenage son is thrown into the national spotlight for hacking, Maggie has to decide if she should pull away or step in to help her friend.
The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall
Charlotte is determined to enter and win the 1949 Miss Subways contest. Almost seventy years later, a young ad exec discovers a connection to Charlotte – one that could possibly save not only her job, but her future as well.
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
One secret shared in high school has the power to bind two friends together forever, even if it means tearing them apart. Ten years after high school, Kit and Diane are reunited when they are both up for the same coveted job.
Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
When Frances Metcalfe’s troubled son is accepted into the elite Forrester Academy, Frances struggles to fit into Forrester’s world. And when a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, Frances feels more alone than ever. When Kate, a beautiful and powerful Forrester mom, befriends Frances, they bond over their disdain for the school. But can their friendship last? Because one of these ladies is not who she says she is.
She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell
The Odell School is full of rich, entitled kids abusing their privilege, and the sinister rituals and traditions that take place there make it the perfect setting for a murder. Among the suspects? Twin sisters who are more competitive than they are friendly, an ambitious teacher and his worried wife, and a slew of privileged kids running unchecked and uninhibited in the prestigious boarding school.
The Bucket List by Georgia Clark
What do you do when breast cancer and the possibility of a double mastectomy threatens your future? Lacey Whitman decides to make a boob bucket list. She will spend a year doing everything she wants to do with and for her breasts before a possible surgery to remove them.
Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey
Amy Townsend is a careless and abusive mother, so when her daughter Emma is kidnapped, she wonders if she really wants her back. Emma’s kidnapper, Sarah Walker, justifies her crime because she believes she’s saving Emma from a lifetime of abuse. As the search for Emma continues, Sarah and Emma form an unbreakable bond. Not Her Daughterexamines what it really means to be a mother and begs the question of whether or not what Sarah did was wrong.
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