Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Lottie thought that Richard was going to propose. Instead, he suggested that she come with him on a vacation abroad, so she broke up with him. Fliss, Lottie’s sister, is going through a divorce and was hoping to make Lottie’s life better than her’s. Then Lottie meets with Ben, a boyfriend from her gap year, he proposes and they get married right away. They go on their honeymoon to the Greek island where they met. Fliss and Ben’s best friend Lorcan are trying to stop the marriage in any way possible. A fun chick-lit story perfect for summer!

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Sweet Amy Jane by Anna Eberhardt

Amy Jane is anything but sweet, hence the nickname her uncle gave her, Sweet. She’s a private detective who gets hired by one of the broadcasters of the Saint Louis Lions hockey team to figure out who is stalking him. Then they start to have feelings for each other. Will their pretend relationship to lure out the stalker turn into something real? Another fun chick lit novel! Great for summer!

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A Different Kind of Fairy Tale by Morgan Rayne

Stella and Alex have been neighbors and best friends for three years. Both of them feel an attraction towards the other, but neither will admit it for fear of ruining the friendship. Then Stella’s ex-boyfriend, a man who cheated on her with her then-best girl friend, comes back to town asking Stella to do their wedding photos. To get back at him, Stella needs a boyfriend immediately, and Alex is just the person to ask. Can they actually admit their feelings or will they just mess up their friendship while pretending? This is one of those cute and fast chick-lit reads. It was great for a fun summer story!

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The Academy by Emmaline Andrews

Kristina and Kristopher have rarely been separated since their birth. With a dead mother and an absent father, plus Kristopher’s medical condition, they have stayed at home in the old-fashioned Victoria. When their Space Admiral father decides that it’s time for Kristopher to go to the Academy and enter the Star Fleet, when all he wants is to play music, the twins are upset. Kristina convinces her brother to stay behind and practice, and she disguises herself as him and goes to the Academy, all she ever wanted, but couldn’t have as a girl. When she gets there, she has to deal with bullies, public showers and growing feelings for her roommate. Can she keep her secret so that she and Kristopher can both attain their goals? A wonderful retelling of a classic tale, I read this in only two sittings. And in one day. Definitely a great YA read!

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Game, Set, Match by Nana Malone

Izzy is raising a kid that isn’t her’s, and the judge won’t let her adopt, has a huge gallery opening of her work and is publishing another book of her photos. Then she gets a job shooting for Sports Illustrated; and shooting Jason Cartwright of all people. He’s trying to get over a major knee injury and get back into tennis. She’s trying to not fall for him again, like when they were in college. Can they help each other, or will they just mess everything up? This was a fun chick-lit book that had you rooting for all of the characters.

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English Verb Classes and Alternations: A Preliminary Investigation by Beth Levin

This book explores 3,000 English verbs and how they act in sentences. They are grouped into categories that have the same properties. This defines how they are used by native speakers. This book is designed as a reference for linguists, and it absolutely allows them to understand the verbs and consider the properties that are relevant to designate use.

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The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

Betsey has been a typewriter at an important insurance company in London during the 1900’s. She’s sure that this is the best job a woman can hope for, but then she is offered the chance to be the excursions manager at a resort town. This is only for a trial period for the summer. And John Jones, the man that got her the job seems much more attached than he should be. And she feels something too… Can they make this work out? I thought this was a fun historical fiction. It lets us think about what the world was like for “misbehaving” girls in not so long ago.

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