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Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in July

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These are the 10 “most shelved” books on Off the Shelf right now.


Three Things About Elsie
by Joanna Cannon

Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her lifelong friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. Is the charming new resident who suddenly appeared who he claims to be? Why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago? And why will no one listen to her concerns?

Love reading about friendships? Mysteries? This novel is for you.

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Three Things About Elsie
Joanna Cannon

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Ask Again, Yes
by Mary Beth Keane

NYPD rookies and good friends Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope lead very different lives behind the doors of their neighboring homes. Their friendship—filled with secrets and hidden tensions—is also the start of a lifelong friendship between their children, Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope. But when a shocking tragedy takes place that reverberates over the next 40 years, loyalties are divided and bonds are tested. 

Heading to the beach? Bring one of these book club picks with you.

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Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane

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The Night Olivia Fell
by Christina McDonald

When Abi Knight gets a call that her teenaged daughter, Olivia, has fallen off a bridge, she never expects to learn her daughter is brain dead and pregnant. Then she sees the bruises on her daughter’s wrists and is left with even more questions: Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or is there something more sinister at play?

Here’s what we’re reading on our next vacation.

 

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The Night Olivia Fell
Christina McDonald

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Something in the Water
by Catherine Steadman

When honeymooners Erin and Mark discover something in the water while scuba-diving, their decision to speak out or keep their discovery a secret trigger a devastating chain of events. Perfect for readers of Ruth Ware (another Reese Witherspoon favorite), SOMETHING IN THE WATER is the vacation read you never knew you needed.

Read these suspenseful novels and vacation with caution.

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Something in the Water
Catherine Steadman

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The Outsider
by Stephen King

One of Stephen King’s most propulsive and unsettling stories, THE OUTSIDER follows the investigation of a stranger who becomes another person’s double—and commits horrific acts.

We highly recommend putting these novels in your beach bag this summer.

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The Outsider
Stephen King

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The Last House Guest
by Megan Miranda

Every summer for nearly a decade, Avery Greer, Littleport resident, and Sadie Loman, a Littleport summer tourist, are inseparable friends . . . until one year, when Sadie is found dead. Though the death is ruled a suicide, Avery can’t shake the feeling that the community blames her for the mysterious death. As secrets come to light and suspicions against her rise, Avery strives to get to the bottom of this and hopefully clear her name.

Megan Miranda fan? You’ll love her latest and these riveting reads.

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The Last House Guest
Megan Miranda

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Dangerous Crossing
by Rachel Rhys

Imagine going on a luxurious ocean liner voyage . . . only to discover when you disembark that war has been declared and the world has irrevocably changed. In A DANGEROUS CROSSING, a young woman has this experience when she leaves Britain in 1939 for Australia. As glamorous as the passage seems to be, there are sinister intrigues, deadly secrets, and danger lurking behind every glitzy passenger.

All aboard! Add these suspenseful novels set on cruise ships to your shelf today.

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Dangerous Crossing
Rachel Rhys

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The Bear and the Nightingale
by Katherine Arden

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, Vasilisa has grown up listening to her nurse’s chilling tales of demons and her admonitions to honor the benevolent spirits who protect their home from evil. But when Vasilia’s mother dies and her father remarries a woman who forbids the family from honoring household spirits, terrible things start to happen and Vasilia must call on dangerous gifts she has long hidden in order to protect her family.

This eerie, whimsical novel is perfect for historical fantasy readers.

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The Bear and the Nightingale
Katherine Arden

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The Dirty Book Club
by Lisi Harrison

The book club in Lisi Harrison's delicious novel is a little different than most book clubs. Started in the 1960s by a group of women who were fed up watching men having all the fun, the Dirty Book Club has now been passed down to a younger group of women who explore timeless reads. The novel follows M.J. as she moves to California, joins the book club that's now 50 years in the making, and starts a new life for herself.

Sip on your favorite cocktail while you read one of these books.

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The Dirty Book Club
Lisi Harrison

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Shirley Jackson

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE reads like a haunted house story, but it is much darker than that. In this modern gothic tale, two reclusive, troubled, and unnerving sisters live in a labyrinthine house outside of town. Just what happened to the rest of the family? It’s a complicated and deadly secret.

Read these books before watching the movies this summer.

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Shirley Jackson

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