Summer Reading Suggestions for Adults

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Born to Be Hanged : The Epic Story of the Gentlemen Pirates Who Raided the South Seas, Rescued a Princess, and Stole a Fortune
by Keith ThomsonA riveting account of the roguish acts of the first pirates to raid the Pacific--a crusade that ended in a sensational trial back in England.

The Wall : A Novel
by John Lanchester
When the island nation of an Earth-like world builds a concrete barrier around its entire coastline, a Defender charged with protecting his section of the Wall from the desperate Others trapped outside begins questioning the political divides of his insular existence.
River of the Gods : Sir Richard Burton, John Speke, Sidi Mubarak Bombay and the Epic Search for the Source of the Nile
by Candice Millard
The stirring story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time, and its complicated legacy.
The Siren
by Katherine St. John
When handsome megastar Cole hires his ex-wife, Stella , to act in his son's film, he sparks a firestorm on an island that will unearth long-buried secrets—and unravel years of lies.
Naked Came the Florida Man
by Tim Dorsey
Enjoying a cemetery road trip with his brother, Serge A. Storms investigates an urban myth about a boogeyman that haunts an old sugar field before uncovering possible links between the story and the Naked Florida Killer.
No Traveller Returns : A Novel
by Louis L'Amour
The crew of the SS Lichenfield navigate mysterious personal agendas during a perilous voyage across the Pacific at the dawn of World War II.
Titanic's Last Secrets : The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler
by Bradford Matsen
A famous diving duo turn their investigative skills to the question of why the Titanic sank as quickly as she did, describing how they assembled a team of experts and dived to the wreck of her sister ship, Britannic, before discovering previously hidden flaws
The Flooded Earth
by 1971- McConnochie, Mardi
Decades after the Earth is devastated by massive flooding, four children flee corrupt authorities on a small sailboat and must overcome the dangers of the sea that drowned their world. 
On Ocean Boulevard
by Mary Alice Monroe
Recounts one family's summer of forging new beginnings against the enduring beauty and resilience of the natural world.
by Susanna Clarke
Living in a labyrinthine house of endless corridors, flooded staircases and thousands of statues, Piranesi assists the dreamlike dwelling’s only other resident throughout a mysterious research project before evidence emerges of an astonishing alternate world. 
The Trench
by Steve Alten
Paleo-biologist Jonas Taylor once dared to enter the perilous Marianas Trench, where the Megalodon shark has spawned since the dawn of time, and now that the monster is terrorizing the California coast, he must return to fight his ultimate battle.
The Deep
by Rivers Solomon
The historian of the water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slaves thrown overboard by slavers keeps all the memories of her people both painful and miraculous, until she discovers that their future lies in returning to the past.
Sushi : Taste and Technique
by Kimiko Barber
A guide to making sushi for the home cook presents recipes for everything from authentic pressed, rolled, and stuffed sushi to modern bowls, balls, and burritos, with step-by-step photographs demonstrating knife skills and shaping techniques
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
Presents a modern fantasy about fear, love, magic, and sacrifice in the story of a family at the mercy of dark forces, whose only defense is the three women who live on a farm at the end of the lane
In the Heart of the Sea : The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds
Under a White Sky : The Nature of the Future
by Elizabeth Kolbert
In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world's
The Lost Summers of Newport : A Novel
by Beatriz Williams
"Historical fiction novel set in Newport, Rhode Island across multiple decades, from bestselling author trio"
The Lost Summers of Newport : A Novel
by Beatriz Williams
"Historical fiction novel set in Newport, Rhode Island across multiple decades, from bestselling author trio"
The Summer Place
by Jennifer Weiner
At her stepdaughter's wedding day to her pandemic boyfriend--the last gathering at the family's beach house in Cape Cod--Sarah is faced with lovers being revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings, and secrets, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same.
Ocean Anatomy : The Curious Parts & Pieces of the World Under the Sea
by Julia Rothman
The acclaimed illustrator and creator of the best-selling Anatomy series dives into the depths of the ocean to explore the hows and whys of the watery universe. 30,000 first printing. Illustrations.
Bay of Sighs
by Nora Roberts
Space and time traveler Sawyer King has brought the guardians to Capri, where mermaid Annika will search for the missing water star, while their enemy lurks in the darkness, waiting for the chance to use a dangerous new weapon
The Uninhabitable Earth : Life After Warming
by David Wallace-Wells
Examines the profound ways global warming will impact the Earth's ability to sustain human life and civilization, from food shortages to millions of environmental refugees, and elicits a plea for action to stop climate change.
The House on Mermaid Point
by Wendy Wax
Three women face challenges on their latest professional renovation project, restoring a rock-and-roll legend's house on his island in the Florida Keys into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show
by Charlotte McConaghy
A woman who has dedicated her life to protecting the environment convinces a fishing captain and his salty crew to follow the world's last flock of Arctic terns on a migration of dark revelations. 
Float Plan
by Trish Doller
Hiring a sailor to navigate the boat trip she planned before her fiancé’s death, Anna begins healing from a broken heart in the wake of an unexpected romance. A debut adult novel by the author of Something Like Normal.
Silver Bay : A Novel
by Jojo Moyes
Liza McCullen seeks solace from her checkered past at her aunt's hotel near the unspoiled beaches of Silver Bay—until mild-mannered Englishman Mike Dormer shows up and threatens to destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect. 
Fathoms : The World in the Whale
by Rebecca Giggs
When writer Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beachfront in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales reflect the condition of our oceans
The Island of Sea Women : A Novel
by Lisa See
The ostracized daughter of a Japanese collaborator and the daughter of their Korean village's head female diver share nearly a century of friendship that is tested by their island's torn position between two warring empires. 
New York 2140
by Kim Stanley Robinson
As New York City of the twenty-second century is submerged under rising waters, the residents rapidly adapt until the thriving metropolis becomes a vibrant, though permanently changed, canal region of island skyscrapers
Ocean Prey
by John Sandford
Picking up a stalled FBI case involving three murdered Coast Guardsmen, Lucas Davenport teams up with detective Virgil Flowers to investigate the suspicious activities of a sophisticated boat and mysterious diver.