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Planning For the Future

"Summertime Stories" collage featuring sunglasses, fireworks, a beach blanket and sunset hammock

Get cool this summer by reading something vibrant and new. We’ve gathered a few recommendations here to help you stay chilled and stay sharp in the heat. Whether it’s an atmospheric romance or creepy crawly mystery, your library has the best book to read in the summer heat.

Ace Of Spades
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

At Niveus Private Academy, Devon and Chiamaka are the only students chosen to be Senior Prefects who are also black, which makes them targets for a series of anonymous texts revealing their secrets to the entire student body. Both students were on track toward valedictorian and bright college futures, but this prank quickly turns into a very dangerous game and they are at more than one disadvantage as it looks like things could turn deadly.

Hani and Ishu's Guide To Fake Dating
Adiba Jaigirdar

Everyone likes Humaira 'Hani' Khan--she's easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can't be bi if she's only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts outthat she's in a relationship...with a girl her friends absolutely hate--Ishita 'Ishu' Dey. She's an academic overachiever who hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for college. Despite their mutually beneficial pact, they start developing real feelings for each other.

The Lucky List
Rachael Lippincott

Rising high school senior Emily felt lucky until her mother's death, but now, with childhood friend Blake, she sets out to accomplish every exciting, scary, and intimidating task on her mother's bucket list.