Portsmouth Public Library Book Recommendations
Portsmouth Public Library would like to recommend these book titles. Each title is available on loan with your library card! For more book recommendations or information about applying for a library card, go to www.yourmpl.org or call 740-354-5688.
Bend Toward the Sun by Jen Devon – One Summer. Two imperfect people. Love will NOT happen. But as the combative banter gives way to simmering tension, sunlight begins to pierce the darkness choking Harry’s soul. And after a lifetime of sheltering feelings for anyone, Rowan tries to keep it laid back. Readers might also enjoy Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes or Every Summer After by Carley Fortune.
Reputation by Sarah Vaughan – As a politician, Emma sacrificed a lot for her career, including her marriage and her relationship with her daughter, Flora. Fourteen-year-old Flora learns the same hard lessons at school as she is heartlessly bullied. When another teenage girl commits suicide, Emma pushes for a new law to protect women and girls from the effects of online abuse. Now Emma and Flora find their personal lives uncomfortably intertwined, but the unthinkable happens: a man is found dead in Emma’s house, a man she had every reason to fear and want to leave. Fighting to protect her reputation and determined to protect her family at all costs, Emma is pushed to her limits as the worst happens and her life is torn apart. Readers may also appreciate Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena or Behind Closed Door by BA Paris.
Don’t Call Me a Hurricane by Ellen Hagan – Eliza, a high school student living on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, still lives with her trauma following a fierce hurricane that tore through her home. Along with the island’s renovations to make it a tourist destination, she struggles to keep her home while falling in love with a tourist whose family threatens her way of life. This novel is written in verse. Readers might also enjoy The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo or The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins.
Lean towards the sun
Don’t call me a hurricane