Every summer, my mother would have me write down my “Summer Bucket List” — a list of things I wanted to do that, to me, screamed summer. Among things like go to the pool, travel to Red River, New Mexico, and Galveston beach, checking out books at the library was always on the list. I love the smell of libraries and how quiet they are.
Summer is the perfect time to pick out those “beach reads” — you know the book you just can’t put down? Years ago, for me, that was the DaVinci Code. I took it with me when we traveled to England to visit Mr. Bee’s family. I couldn’t put it down. It was the perfect airplane read.
Today, announces the release of Into the Water the newest book from New York Times best selling author Paula Hawkins From the same author that brought us The Girl on the Train, Ms. Hawkins returns with more psycho-fun!
Here’s the description:
A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.
Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return. Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.
Order your copy today, read it along with me during the month of May, and then join me for a “Books and Bites” party on May 31, at 7 p.m. (location details to come). You can sign up to read it along with me through BookMovement here. All you have to do is set up a free account on their site and it will take you directly to our club page. If you sign up and join me for the party in May, I’ll have a special book tote as your party favor!
I’ll be posting discussion questions along the way both on the blog and on our Mrs. Twist Reads This bookclub site at BookMovement, a cool source I stumbled upon. Founded by Pauline Hubert, when she was just 25 years old, so that book clubs could have an online curated recommendation network. 43,000 book clubs have joined their site since their launch in 2004. It has fun features like discussion boards, 20,000 reading guides, top book club recommendations, a direct link to Amazon for ordering new books, email reminders of our upcoming gatherings, and it allows me to put books in my queue for the future.
And, don’t worry if you miss this month’s book — I’ll be offering a new book every month from May through August. Even if you are not local, I would love to have you be a part of our club!