Summer is almost upon us, and for those living in Fort Walton Beach, that means long, relaxing days by the beach. As many know, the best way to lounge about the beach is with a good book by your side. Be it a romance novel or a dive into the world of science fiction, there are a plethora of good books out there to suck you in.
So many in fact that it might be difficult to pin one down. That’s where we come in. We have selected several of the best books throughout early 2022 to help you satiate your reading needs.
This novel, written by Fredrik Backman, follows a bank robber and his hostages. The hostages consist of a hodgepodge of people, including a wealthy banker, a young couple eager to start a family, an elderly couple drawn to new houses, and an older woman with a tender heart towards the robber. The story dives deep into each of the hostages and the robber, weaving a humorous tale that will make it difficult for you to put down.
Written by Elin Hilderbrand, 28 Summers tells the story of Mallory and Jake, whose lifelong friendship/relationship brings them together for one weekend each summer. The book, which is based on the film Same Time Next Year, explores their relationship and how it enriches and complicates their lives and the lives of the people that they love. This is an entrancing read about love, friendship, and parenthood.
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The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library, written by Matt Haig, follows Nora Seed. Seed is a down-on-her-luck woman who attempts to end her life. However, when she does, she ends up caught in a space between life and death, which is called the midnight library. As a result, she gets to take alternative paths from her own life and see how her life would have been. This Scrooge-esque novel is a delightful read that teaches readers to embrace the beauty that is life, regardless of its failures and regrets. It is a must-read.
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