5 New Books to Put on Your Reading List

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By: Jaime Purvis Posted: 7:21 PM, Aug 5, 2016

August 9 is National Book Lovers Day, so we’re celebrating with our list of must-read books. Whether you love fiction, fantasy or memoirs, there’s a book for everybody. 

1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

Harry Potter fans rejoice, our favorite witches and wizards are back! This time, the story follows the next generation at Hogwarts. The book is set 19 years after the Battle at Hogwarts with Harry working at the Ministry of Magic. Harry’s son Albus, named after Professor Dumbledore, struggles with the weight of the Potter name.

2. End of Watch by Steven King

End of Watch is the finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes. In this final book, the “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide; retired detective Bill Hodges and his sidekick Holly must stop him. Not only is Hodges trying to stop this suicide spree, he’s also battling pancreatic cancer and given only months to live.

3. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

This #1 New York Times bestseller was written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge. Lucy Barton is a writer who is slowly recovering from what was supposed to be a simple operation. Her mother, whom she hasn’t spoken with in years comes to see her. The two reconnect and reflect on childhood memories.

4. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

This memoir is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and for a good reason. Critics say this book is inspiring, moving and an “emotional investment well worth making.” Kalanithi spent over a decade training and studying to be a neurosurgeon. One day he was treating patients, then next he became a patient himself when he was diagnosed with state IV lung cancer.

5. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

If you miss new episodes of Game of Thrones, then you will want to pick up Nevernight from Jay Kristoff. Sixteen-year-old Mia Corvere wants to join a school for killers to get revenge on the people who killed her father. There is only one problem-she doesn’t know who is responsible for his death.

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