Five Top End of Summer Reads!

Hilary Topper at Barnes and Noble in Boulder

Summer is the perfect time to relax, soak up the sun, and get lost in the pages of a captivating book. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or taking a break from your adventures, a good book can transport you to different worlds and ignite your imagination. If you’re looking for some recommendations, we’ve compiled a list of top summer books to read in 2023, including my inspiring memoir “From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete”.

From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete: A Portrait of a Non-Athletic Triathlete, by Hilary Topper

In this inspiring memoir, Hilary Topper shares her personal journey from being a self-proclaimed couch potato to becoming an endurance athlete. Filled with determination and a desire to challenge herself, Topper takes readers along as she trains, competes, and overcomes various obstacles to achieve her goals. This heartfelt story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the transformative impact of pushing oneself beyond perceived limits. This book is also available on Kindle and on Audiobook!

Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea, by Rita Chang-Eppig

Set against the backdrop of a picturesque coastal town, this enchanting novel explores themes of love, friendship, and self-discovery. As secrets unravel and relationships evolve, readers are immersed in a richly woven story that captures the essence of summer and the complexities of human connections.

The Whispers, by Ashley Audrain

This gripping psychological thriller delves into the dark recesses of family dynamics and the lasting effects of childhood trauma. With its atmospheric setting and nuanced character development, “The Whispers” will keep you on the edge of your seat, making it a perfect choice for a captivating summer read.

Good Night, Irene, by Luis Alberto Urrea

Infused with humor and compassion, “Good Night, Irene” follows the life of Irene Beltrán, a charismatic woman who navigates the complexities of family, love, and identity. Set in the colorful borderlands between Mexico and the United States, this heartwarming novel explores themes of resilience, cultural heritage, and the pursuit of happiness.

Travels With My Aunt, by Graham Greene

Join Henry Pulling on an unexpected adventure as he embarks on a journey with his eccentric Aunt Augusta. This classic tale is filled with witty dialogue, quirky characters, and unexpected twists, making it a delightful choice for those seeking a light-hearted and entertaining summer read.

No summer reading list would be complete without a diverse range of options to suit every taste. Whether you’re in the mood for a memoir, a suspenseful thriller, or a heartwarming novel, these books will transport you to different worlds and provide hours of literary enjoyment.

Remember to find a cozy spot, grab your favorite beverage, and let these books whisk you away to new adventures, emotions, and perspectives. Happy reading!