This summer, we wanted to do things a little different.  We wanted a theme.  We wanted a beachy summer full of love and romance, with a little physics, some LGBTQ and a little bit of suffering thrown in. Check out of summer book club selections and welcome to YAWednesday’s Summer of Love, which meets the third Wednesday of every month at Inkwood Books.

June Book Club

 

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Wednesday, June 15th

7:00pm at Inkwood Books

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“This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It’s a little bit like a black hole. It’s a little bit like infinity.”

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she’s hurtled through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn’t even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.

Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie’s past, present, and future are about to collide and someone’s heart is about to be broken.

With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance, “The Square Root of Summer “is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out, from stunning debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood.

July Book Club

 

The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne
The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne

Wednesday, July 27th

7:00pm at Inkwood Books

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Meg Cabot meets Glee in this breezy, hilarious, deceptively smart YA about privilege, pretense, and realizing that every story needs a hero. Sometimes it’s just not you.

When her best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year, Daisy is so ready to let her ally flag fly that even a second, way more blindsiding confession can’t derail her smiling determination to fight for gay rights. Before you can spell LGBTQIA, Daisy’s leading the charge to end their school’s antiquated ban on same-sex dates at dances—starting with homecoming. And if people assume Daisy herself is gay? Meh, so what. It’s all for the cause. What Daisy doesn’t expect is for “the cause” to blow up—starting with Adam, the cute college journalist whose interview with Daisy for his university paper goes viral, catching fire in the national media. #Holy #cats.

With the story spinning out of control, protesters gathering, Hannah left in the dust of Daisy’s good intentions, and Daisy’s mad attraction to Adam feeling like an inconvenient truth, Daisy finds herself caught between her bold plans, her bad decisions, and her big fat mouth.

August Book Club

 

Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake
Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

Wednesday, August 17th

7:00pm at Inkwood Books

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Sam Bennett falls for Hadley St. Clair before he knows her last name. When Sam finds out she is” that “St. Clair, daughter of the man who destroyed Sam’s family, he has a choice: follow his heart or tell the truth about the scandal that links their families. Funny and passionate, “Suffer Love” is a story about first love, family dysfunction, and the fickle hand of fate.

Make sure to mark your calendars now and we look forward to talking about all these great books with you!

~Carmen

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