Three Books To Read This Summer

The decline of the Covid-19 pandemic is finally allowing people to indulge in the vacations and leisure activities that they may have been missing out on for the past few summers. It is finally starting to look like we will once again be allowed to use our time to do the things we love. Like reading! With an abundance of amazing literature being published seemingly every day, we’ve put together a small list of books for you to read this summer.

Book #1: The Woman of Light, by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

A tea leaf reader and laundress, Luz "Little Light" Lopez has to fend for herself after her older brother, Diego, who is a snake charmer and factory worker, is promptly run out of town by a violent white mob. As Luz is left to survive 1930s Denver on her own, she begins to experience visions of her Indigenous homeland in the nearby Lost Territory. Luz relives her ancestors' origins, how her family flourished and how they were threatened. She bears witness to the sinister forces that devastated her people and their homelands for generations. In the end, it is up to Luz to save her family’s stories and origins from disappearing.

Book #2: The Memory Keeper of Kyiv, by Erin Litteken

The author, who is the granddaughter of a Ukrainian refugee from World War II, brings a unique connection to her story. With the war continuing in Ukraine, this book is relevant right now. Set in the 1930s, the book’s beginning finds a small Ukrainian village becoming occupied by Stalin’s army, and forced into adopting collective farming. 16-year-old Katya documents her experiences in her diary, documenting the many disappearances of those who speak out.

Book #3: The Hotel Nantucket, by Ali Hazelwood

This mystery page-turner may be what you’ve been looking to add to your list of books to read this summer.

After a tragic fire in 1922 that killed 19-year-old chambermaid, Grace Hadley, The Hotel Nantucket descended from a gilded age gem to a mediocre budget-friendly lodge to inevitably an abandoned eyesore — until it's purchased and renovated top to bottom by London billionaire, Xavier Darling.  Xavier hires Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton as his general manager, and Lizbet, in turn, pulls together a charismatic, if inexperienced, staff who shares the vision of turning the fate of the hotel around. They face challenges in getting along with one another (and with the guests), overcoming the hotel's bad reputation, and surviving the (mostly) harmless shenanigans of Grace Hadley herself — who won't stop haunting the hotel until her murder is acknowledged.

This mystery page-turner may be what you’ve been looking to add to your list of books to read this summer.

If you are still looking for some help finding something to read this summer, come by our cafe! At A Page In The Sun we have hundreds of used books to choose from, and we would be happy to help find something just right for you. The next time you visit beautiful Puerto Vallarta, be sure to visit our library and our coffee shop in Puerto Vallarta offers thousands English books to choose from.

Not only that but our cafe is perfectly located in the heart of the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone and provides an amazing atmosphere to enjoy your book, along with a cup of organic Mexican coffee.

We hope you enjoy our book recommendations, and if you do, please feel free to come by our cafe and let us know!