Summer Reads 2016

Collection by Blackstone Publishing


Summer listens and summer reads available on Downpour!

Blackstone Publishing
The After Party: A Novel - Anton DiSclafani. From the nationally bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all. Books You Should Read, Books To Read, My Books, Film Books, Summer Reading Lists, Beach Reading, Reading Room, Viria, Good New Books

The After Party

"A vintage version of 'Gossip Girl' meets bigger hair." —The Skimm "DiSclafani’s story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail." —People From the bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of lifelong female friendship – in all its intimate agony and joy – set within a world of wealth, beauty, and expectation. Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the…

 (USA Today) Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Prep and American Wife, comes a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Books 2016, New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Jane Austen, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading 2016, Don Delillo


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE TIMES (UK) This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City…

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A thrilling novel of the senses and a coming-of-age tale, following a small-town girl into the electrifying world of New York City and the education of a lifetime at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan. Perfect for readers of Kitchen Confidential and Blood, Bones and Butter. Twenty-two, and knowing no one, Tess leaves home to begin her adult life in New York City. Thus begins a year that is both enchanting and punishing, in a low-level job at…

An emotional, heartwarming story from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand about a grieving family that finds solace where they least expect it.Celebrity chef Deacon Rowe is struggling with addiction, depression, and not one, but two. Summer Reads 2016, Story Time, Weekend Is Over, Bestselling Author, Audio Books, My Books, Best Friends, Novels, Digital

Here's to Us

Three romantic rivals. One crowded house. Plenty of room for jealously. Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe, and Scarlett Oliver share only two things—a love for the man they all married, Deacon Thorpe—and a passionate dislike of one another. Their fragile detente threatens to come crashing down after Deacon’s tragic death in his favorite place on earth: Nantucket. Deacon’s final wish is for his makeshift family to assemble on the island to say goodbye. Begrudgingly, Laurel, Belinda, and…

I finished listening to The Fireman: A Novel (Unabridged) by Joe Hill, narrated by Kate Mulgrew on my Audible app. Try Audible and get it free. Free Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Nos4a2, Kate Mulgrew, Best Horrors, Horror Books, Price Book, Bestselling Author

The Fireman

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman. The fireman is coming. Stay cool. No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country…

A debut psychological thriller about a young woman who finds her sister brutally murdered, and the shocking incident in their past that may hold the key to finding the killer. Under The Harrow, Megan Abbott, Hunting Party, Broadchurch, Gone Girl, Audio Books, Berries, The Past, Novels

Under the Harrow

A debut psychological thriller about a young woman who finds her sister brutally murdered, and the shocking incident in their past that may hold the key to finding the killer When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel’s familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder. Stunned and adrift, Nora…

The Mandibles : a family, 2029 - 2047 / Lionel Shriver. Got Books, Books To Read, Lionel Shriver, Cultural Appropriation, Thing 1, Books 2016, 2017 Books, In God We Trust, What To Read

The Mandibles

With dry wit and psychological acuity, this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating U.S. sovereign debt default on four generations of a once-prosperous American family. Down-to-earth and perfectly realistic in scale, this is not an over-the-top Blade Runner tale. It is not science fiction. In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Overnight, on the international…

Before We Visit the Goddess audiobook by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - Rakuten Kobo Different Kinds Of Love, Medical Brochure, Medical Memes, Another A, Counseling Psychology, Impossible Dream, School Motivation, Social Science, Memoirs

Before We Visit the Goddess

A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spies about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another—a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family’s situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an…

The Fox Was Ever the Hunter audiobook by Herta Müller - Rakuten Kobo Summer Reads 2016, Leaving Home, Nobel Prize, Listening To You, Self Help, To Tell, Audio Books, Traveling By Yourself, Literature

The Fox Was Ever the Hunter

An early masterpiece from the winner of the Nobel Prize, hailed as the laureate of life under totalitarianism Romania, the last months of the Ceaușescu regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher, Paul is a musician, and Clara works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara’s lover, but one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on the whole group. One day Adina returns home to discover that her fox fur rug has had its tail cut off. On another occasion it’s the hind leg. Then it’s a…

Tracing the complicated friendship of two very different women who meet in college, She Poured Out Her Heart is a novel of remarkable psychological suspense, crafted by National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson. Haunting Stories, Books To Read, My Books, Good New Books, Perfect Husband, Female Friendship, National Book Award, Thing 1, Summer Books

She Poured Out Her Heart

National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson traces the complicated friendship of two very different women who meet in college. In the tradition of her bestselling novel The Year We Left Home, Thompson has crafted a novel of remarkable psychological suspense, cast with the kinds of deeply realized characters that have been heralded as “emotionally fluid” and “deeply familiar.” The night that Jane and Bonnie meet on a college campus sets them on paths forever entwined. Bonnie, the wild and…

Book Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. Offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hamilton the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life. Hamilton Lin Manuel, Lin Manuel Miranda, New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Alexander Hamilton, This Is A Book, The Book, Nights On Broadway


Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country’s origins for a diverse new generation. Hamilton: The Revolution gives listeners an…

A wildlife biologist’s shocking death leads to chilling discoveries in Christine Carbo’s haunting and compelling new crime novel set in the wilds of Glacier National Park. Fallen Novel, Troubled Teens, Wildlife Biologist, No Quarter, Best Mysteries, Mystery Series, Page Turner, Book Reader, Betrayal

No Quarter

Having offered sanctuary to the soul of the man who stole her brother’s body, Vree heads north to Shkoder with two kigh struggling to co-exist in a single body. Although the odds aren’t in their favour, there’s a chance, a small chance, the Bards can find Gyhard a body of his own without anyone else having to die. But Vree was an assassin trained to kill on command, Gyhard has chosen to kill again and again on a quest for immortality, and the Bards aren’t certain which of them is the…

Talent Springs Eternal audiobook by David De Silva - Rakuten Kobo Summer Reads 2016, Schools In Nyc, One Million Dollars, West Side Story, Mixed Emotions, Love Reading, Time Travel, Night Club, Audio Books

The Billionaire's Command: Boxed Set Volumes 1-6 (The Submissive Series)

His deepest erotic fantasies... What would you do if you were a struggling college student offered one million dollars for thirty days of unforgettable passion with the hottest most eligible bachelor in New York? The catch: It will involve his deepest erotic fantasies… Problem: You’re a smart-mouthed virgin who refuses to be bought. Strong-willed aspiring relationship therapist Cleo Samuel’s life will never be the same again. She’s struggling to stay in college, pay her bills, and…

The Memory Box: An unputdownable psychological thriller by Eva Lesko Natiello 0692239006 9780692239001 Books And Tea, I Love Books, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Book Club Books, Free Books, I Love Reading, Reading Lists

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Download The Memory Box audiobook by Eva Lesko Natiello at Downpour Audio Books - What would you do if you Googled yourself and uncovered something shocking?In this gripping psychological thriller, a group of privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by Googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She’s relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing…

Another must-listen from my "A Buccaneer at Heart" by Stephanie Laurens, narrated by Steve West. Summer Reads 2016, Stephanie Laurens, Passionate Romance, Unexpected Love, Adventure Of The Seas, Arts Award, True Nature, Business Planning, Bestselling Author

A Buccaneer at Heart

Unexpected love—plus passion, intrigue, and danger—challenge our hero to embrace his true nature. #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens continues the Adventurers Quartet, a riveting blend of Regency-era high seas adventure, a mystery shrouded in the heat of tropical jungles, and the passionate romances of four couples and their unexpected journeys into love. After a decade of captaining diplomatic voyages for Frobisher Shipping alongside covert missions for the Crown…

The Good Life audiobook by Marian Thurm - Rakuten Kobo Summer Reads 2016, Story Writer, Husband Love, Private School, Book Lists, Short Stories, Audio Books, New Books, Life Is Good

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Download The Good Life audiobook by Marian Thurm at Downpour Audio Books - In this powerful new book from an esteemed novelist and acclaimed short-story writer, Marian Thurm expertly draws a chilling portrait of a marriage and the downward spiral of a loving husband and father who has bought a handgun as the novel opens.Stacy and Roger seem to have it all: a wonderful marriage, a luxurious Upper East Side apartment with all the accoutrements of the wealthy, and two endearing young children…