Editor’s Note: Terri Schlichenmeyer is the resident E-T Book reviewer. The following is her peak at some of the hottest books coming out for your summertime reading and enjoyment.



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So it’s getting to be that time of year again. The time when you start to plan… no, the time when your body starts to demand a vacation.

You’ve got the camera ready. The trip is MapQuested out. You’re in swimsuit mode. Now how about a good book to tuck in the suitcase?

Be on the lookout for these great reads this summer:


Believe it or not, June starts out with the perfect vacation book: “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” by Patricia Schultz! What more could you ask for, when it comes to traveling?

Lots more, that’s what! In June, you’ll also find “Spare Change” by Robert B. Parker; “The Sleeping Doll” by Jeffrey Deaver; “Lean Mean Thirteen” by Janet Evanovich; and “Drop Dead Beautiful” by Jackie Collins.

Look for new books by Laurell K. Hamilton in June, as well as Danielle Steel, Linda Howard, Jeffrey Archer, Martin Cruz Smith, and Rick Moody.

Your kids will be glad to see a new book by Ann Brashares. But they know what’s coming up for….


It’s hard to compete with the Boy Wizard, and unless you’ve been living on another planet, you know that Harry Potter comes out in July. Kids (and parents) will be lining up everywhere to get their hands on the last installment of that series, but fear not-there’s lots more coming out in mid-summer.

Look for “The Quickie” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge in July, as well as “High Noon” by Nora Roberts; “Dear G-Spot” by Zane; “Anchored in Love: The Life and Legacy of June Carter Cash” by John Carter Cash; and “The People’s Princess: Cherished Memories of Diana, Princess of Wales” by Larry King.

Also keep haunting the bookstore or library, because you’ll find new books by J.A. Jance; Jude Deveraux; Ridley Pearson; and John Feinstein.


Even if your vacation is over, summertime practically begs for afternoons on the deck with a cold one and a book. Look for “Critical” by Robin Cook; “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide: The Life and Times of Dog the Bounty Hunter” by Duane “Dog” Chapman; “Force of Nature” by Suzanne Brockmann and “Burnt House” by Faye Kellerman. I also know that Eric Jerome Dickey’s sequel to “Sleeping with Strangers” is coming in August, and I’ll be in line for that one.

And to round out your fabulous summer, look for new books by Ann Packer, Sandra Brown, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, and Joseph Finder.

Okay, read the disclaimer really fast: this list is from PublishersWeekly.com and is subject to change without notice.

There. Now you have it - a great list to keep you reading all summer long. For these awesome authors and more, ask your extremely helpful local bookseller or librarian. They can help you find these titles and lots more.

Happy Summer and Happy Reading!