1. My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal
With the end of the season rolling in, so also ends those brief, but beautiful summer romances. Say goodbye to flings with this tragic and mysterious book that will heat you up with a couple intense kissing scenes.
What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?
Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss—the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died—is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn’t a suicide as everyone assumes. She can’t remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she’s worried that she might have betrayed her boyfriend.
2. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
If you’re anxiously awaiting Halloween, but would love to cross just one more summer read off of your list, go for a book with all the vampire goodness you crave.
In the fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, all bets are off. Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans that work to bring together the worlds of humans and vampires. After an event that left their world torn apart, Sydney and Adrian have to find their way back to each other. They have to keep a firm grip on their identities and on the memories of those they love.
3. Elly in Love by Colleen Oakes
Before dark colors and leafless trees take over your scenery, enjoy one more book filled with vibrant colors and wedding mania.
Curvy wedding florist Elly Jordan has had quite a year. First, she had to design her ex-husband’s wedding to the mistress who split them up, and then she broke up with the hottest musician this side of St. Louis. Three months have passed since then, and now Elly is primed for what promises to be the best wedding season of her life.
4. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Every season, a select few books come around that everybody is talking about. Don’t miss the chance to chat about this popular book during fall family gatherings.
Big Little Lies follows three women who are each at a crossroads. Madeleine has to deal with her ex husband and his new wife moving into her community and working their way into her teenaged daughter’s good graces. Celeste has twin boys and is all set to be the queen of the school’s parent body. How much is she willing to pay for that royalty? Jane, a single mom, is new to town. Madeleine and Celeste take her under their wing, only to have her change their lives forever.