BookWorks Summer Reading Recommendations – August Edition

We hope you took us up on the suggestions in our Summer Reading – July Edition and are enjoying some great indie books. With so many worthwhile titles on offer in our BookShop, we’re back with another round for the sultry days of August. We plan to make this a regular series so stay tuned… [Read More]

August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authors

We hope you took us up on the suggestions in our Summer Reading - July Edition and are enjoying some great indie books. With so many worthwhile titles on offer in our BookShop, we're back with another round for the sultry days of August. We plan to make this a regular series so stay tuned for our "Back to School" edition. (But's let not even think about that just yet!).

"Summertime, and the Livin' is Easy..."

August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authorsFor your staycation—some absorbing tales that offer escape from your routine.

Delilah of Sunhats and Swans by Melissa Volker  (An unusual young heroine changes lives in a small New England town.)August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authors

The Sassafras Crossing by Lindrith Davies  (Romantic drama and coming-of-age unfold on the Eastern seaboard in the early 80's.)

Broken Shells by Deena Bouknight  (Two separate stories/lives intersect in unexpected ways in this rich novel set in the Carolina's.)

"Where the Boys Are..."

August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authorsMeet some rough and rugged heroes whose adventures will keep you reading till the wee hours—and perhaps give you a glimpse of someone familiar.

The Man, The Myth, The Legend by Chris Orcutt  (Entertaining stories about men from all walks of life and the things they share in common.)August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authors

Trouble on the Straits by Michael Marnier  (Former Navy Seal, Charley Manner's, retirement in Florida doesn't quite go as planned in this fast-paced thriller.)

Recalled by Greg Hibbins  (Can a preacher with a dark past prevail against the onslaught of jihadists threatening the peaceful Cornwall coast? Find out in this action-packed drama of good vs. evil.)

Poetical Musings

August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authorsFor those who enjoy reading and/or writing prose and poetry, a selection of artists who reveal their unique vision in words.

Let Me Tell You a Story edited by Suzanne Conboy-Hill  (A collection of poems/prose from best-selling writers from Europe, Asia and S. Africa, including scannable audio files of the authors reading their work.)August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authors

Endings: Poetry and Prose by William Poe (Short stories and poems about art, death, relationships and the art of being human.)

Poems from Captain Salty's, Crumbles of Piecemeal Pie by Michael P. Amram  (Bawdy, tongue-in-cheek, thought-provoking poems that rove and ramble across a range of subjects.)

No Ticket Required

August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authorsAttention, armchair vagabonds. Indulge in the vicarious thrills of travel without the dust, jet lag, security checks and lost luggage.

Travels With My Hat by Christine Osborne  (The world adventures of an Aussie nurse turned travel writer and photographer.)August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authors

American Borders by Carla King  (BookWorks' own Tech Expert and roving motorcycle mama shares her misadventures on a cross-country road trip in a vintage Russian sidecar motorcycle)

Misspelled Paradise: A Year in a Reinvented Colombia by Bryanna Plog  (A volunteer English teacher shares her intimate experience with the history, cultural and diversity of Columbia that takes you beyond drug cartels.)

"By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea..."

August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authorsWhat would a summer reading list be without a few novels that carry a whiff of the briny deep, nautical winds, hot sand, and even Poseidon.

A Cry From The Deep by Diana Stevan  (Time-slip romance featuring an underwater photographer, a sunken ship, a salvage diver, and tough choices.)August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authors

Sea No Evil by James Mullaney  (A smart-alec hungover PI, an unruly sea god, crime—this one has it all; fantasy, noir, humor.)

Last Wish of Summer by Phillip Overton  (Three friends, surfboards and a message in a bottle come together with some strange events in the last steamy days of summer at Kings Beach)

Indulge in Summer Reading While it Lasts

August summer reading from BookWorks.com's indie authorsSo there you have it...our summer reading list to get you through the rest of the season.

We want to hear from you. Do you have any favorite BookWorks author titles you'd like to suggest? If so, you can submit them to admin@bookworks.com or in the comments below. We'll be back with another edition for September. Let us know if you read any of these or your own picks from among our talented community.

(Note:  Look for a tandem "Read Any Good Books Lately?" topic posted in our Discussion Group forum under BookWorks News & Community Announcements so we can continue the conversation there. Join us!)


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