With the seasons changing, you know what time it is – time for another Lime Ricki reading list! We love coming out with these four or five times a year, and this one is filled with a lot of great titles. If you end up reading any of them, make sure you leave us a comment and let us know how you liked it!
Educated by Tara Westover
The first time Tara ever heard about the Holocaust was in a college classroom, the first time she ever set foot in a school. She was born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and never went to school or the doctor. As she grew up, she began to educate herself, eventually teaching herself enough to pass the ACT and be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she began her education for the first time.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Since the movie just came out this summer, it’s the perfect time to read the book! Rachel decided to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas, but little does she know – his family is crazy rich, and things aren’t going to be as simple as she expected.
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
Kit was a modest, average student until she met Diane, who was brilliant and encouraged Kit to reach her full potential. They were friends until a secret tore them apart, and time put years between them until they crossed paths again – both vying for the same dream job position. Will this bring them back together, or tear them apart?
The Book of M by Peng Shepherd
A new dystopian novel, The Book of M opens on a world where people have begun losing their shadows, and with them, their memories. Ory and Max have managed to escape so far, until one day Max’s shadow disappears and she flees, afraid of endangering Ory. But he isn’t so willing to give up the time they have left, and embarks on a mission to track her down.
What Should Be Wild – Julia Fine
Maisie was born with a curse: the ability to kill or resurrect another living thing with one touch. Her father kept her inside much of her childhood, warning her never to venture into the woods, where all her female ancestors have disappeared to. One day, though, her father disappears, and she must head into this forbidden place to find him – and herself.
Tangerine by Christine Mangan
It’s 1956, and Alice has just moved to Tangier with her new husband. She didn’t expect to see any familiar faces there, least of all her old college roommate, Lucy. Lucy begins to push Alice to go out of her comfort zone and explore Morocco, but soon Alice begins to feel stifled and apprehensive. Then, Alice’s husband goes missing, and she starts to question everything.
The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman
As this story begins, Mikey is reconnecting with his group of childhood friends after one of them has just committed suicide. This death brings up questions from their past that the friends must address, separately and together. Overall, this is a story about forgiveness and friendship, and how much one moment or one person can change us.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
A debut fantasy novel, this story revolves around Zélie, whose mother was killed when a ruthless king banished magic from Orïsha. Now, she has one chance to bring magic back and outrun the prince. There are many dangers on this journey, but the greatest of them all may be Zélie herself.
I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
This one is Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir of the myriad of close calls she has had with death – 17 of them, to be exact. From the illness she had as a child to the condition her daughter has now, this book touches on the fragility and preciousness of each human life.
Census by Jesse Ball
A widower receives news from his doctor that he doesn’t have long left to live, leaving him worrying about what will happen to his adult son, a boy with Down Syndrome. He decides to take a mysterious job to conduct a census all across the country, in an effort to travel one last time with his son. However, things get complicated and strange as they take to the road.
Which of these books will you pick up first? If you’re looking for more recommendations, head over to our summer reading guide or our list of the 10 must-reads in 2018.