With the temperatures risng and the kids mostly out of school, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about what you want to read this summer.
Whether you’re headed to an exotic locale that features the almost endless expanse of ocean, or just hanging out on the banks of the Animas River in Durango, chances are, there’s a book to pique your interest.
We asked Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., for its best bets for summer reading, and it offered 10 selections:
Euphoria, by Lily King. A New York Times Notable Book 2015. In 1933, three young anthropologists find themselves in a love triangle that threatens everything ... even their lives.A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. An Indie Best-seller – Fiction. A grumpy man’s world is turned upside down when a young family moves in next door.Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George. An Indie Bestseller – Fiction. Set in Provence, this is a sensuous novel that deals with heartbreak, solace and the love of books.The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen. 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction. The story of a man whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties. We Are Called to Rise, by Laura McBride. Farmington’s “One Book, One Community” selection. Three lives collide in a single, shocking moment, and each character is called to rise.Blood & Thunder, by Hampton Sides. An epic history of the American West told through the story of Kit Carson.Emerald Mile, by Kevin Fedarko. This is a community favorite about an epic ride through the Grand Canyon.House of Rain, by Craig Childs. A longtime favorite author talks about the previous inhabitants in the Southwest.Circling the Sun, by Paula McClain, author of The Paris Wife. A fictionalized story of Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Out of Africa author Karen Blixen. Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David Lagercrantz. This is the fourth book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. firstname.lastname@example.org