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Jump into our July Book Club choices!

Summer is in full swing, and its time to hunker down with some fantastic reads and stay as cool as possible. However, if you are a parent, then poolside is the best place to get some reading in, and work on getting a sweet tan. We all have summer goals, and mine is to get some reading in while not looking like Casper the friendly ghost all summer. I am hoping to get a few books knocked off my mountain before the school crazy starts all over again, but then I say that every summer, and tend to buy more than I read!

I hope that our new reads will be something that you will enjoy! I like to try a new author from time to time. But there are so many books, and never enough time! I will settle for a few awesome reads and sharing with friends. I could ramble on all day about books (but you knew that), so I will introduce our upcoming books so as to not keep you in suspense any longer. So take note and grab your books now!

Adults are going to be reading “The Boneman’s Daughters” by Ted Dekker:

Would you kill an innocent man to save your daughter?

They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who’s abducted six young women. He’s the perfect father looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his lofty expectations, he kills them by breaking their bones and leaving them to die.

Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, on the other hand, has lost all hope of ever being the perfect father. His daughter and wife have written him out of their lives.

Everything changes when BoneMan takes Ryan’s estranged daughter, Bethany, as his seventh victim. Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own.

But the FBI sees it differently. New evidence points to the suspicion that Ryan is BoneMan. Now the hunter is the hunted, and in the end, only one father will stand.

(via goodreads.com)

The kiddos are going to dive into “The Ghost of Cutler Creek” by Cynthia Defelice:

Allie Nichols has hardly laid the last spirit to rest when she’s sure that another one is trying to reach her. But how can Allie help a ghost who won’t speak? All she has to go on is a sound—a sort of whine—and a smell. At the same time, a strange boy joins her sixth-grade class. Allie doesn’t understand why L.J. Cutler would start a new school at the end of the year, or why he’s such a surly kid. She wants nothing to do with him. Then Mr. Henry, a teacher she loves, asks Allie to dog-sit Hoover, his golden retriever, while he’s away and to befriend L.J. over the summer. She’s delighted to spend time with Hoover, but she hardly looks forward to visiting L.J. Cutler—until she discovers a connection between L.J., the ghost, and Hoover. (via goodreads.com)