What to Read This Fourth of July

Fourth of July festivities are in full swing! Whether you’re spending the day relaxing at the beach, watching the fireworks, or hosting a backyard barbecue with loved ones, there’s a book that pairs perfectly with your favorite Fourth of July activity.

If You Love Watching Fireworks

Is one of your favorite activities sitting in a park and watching the firework show? Well, we think you love these romance recs filled with fireworks for their own!

A Gamble at Sunset by Vanessa Riley

One Cursed Rose by Rebecca Zanetti

Not How I Pictured It by Robin Lefler

Earls Trip by Jenny Holiday

Flock by Kate Stewart

Pucking Wild by Emily Rath

Her Soul for Revenge by Harley Laroux

If Your Beach Bag is Already Packed

Spending the day at the beach and need some reads to cool down with? These thriller suspense books will send plenty of chills down your spine!

The Bitter Truth by Shanora Williams

Long Time Gone by Charlie Donlea

Our Little Secret by Lisa Jackson

What Waits in the Woods by Terri Parlato

The Wild Side by Fern Michaels

The Camp by Nancy Bush

If You Get a Little Competitive with Games

Do you sometimes take games a little too seriously? Put your competitive skills to use by uncovering the clues in these mystery books!

A Daughter of Fair Verona by Christina Dodd

Escape Velocity by Victor Manibo

The Busy Body by Kemper Donovan

To Slip the Bonds of Earth by Amanda Flower

An Art Lover’s Guide to Paris and Murder by Dianne Freeman

A Cyclist’s Guide to Crime & Croissants by Ann Claire

A Murder Most French by Colleen Cambridge

If You’re Spending the Day by the Pool

Sitting on a deck chair with a cool drink? This is the perfect moment to jump back in time and explore history through fiction with these captivating novels.

Secrets of Rose Briar Hall by Kelsey James

When the Jessamine Grows by Donna Everhart

The Flower Sisters by Michelle Collins Anderson

The Medicine Woman of Galveston by Amanda Skenandore

The Diamond of London by Andrea Penrose

Sisters of Fortune by Anna Lee Huber

If the Tide Turns by Rachel Rueckert

If You’re Relaxing on a Picnic Blanket

Are you spending the afternoon with friends and family on a picnic blanket? It’s the perfect time to buddy read about stories that explore different relationships.

Becoming Ted by Matt Cain

Best, First, and Last by Amy T. Matthews

The Other Side of Disappearing by Kate Clayborn

The Charmed Friends of Trove Isle by Annie Rains

Nothing Less Than Magic by Stacy Finz

The Still Point by Tammy Greenwood

If You Love Firing Up the Grill

Is the plan to perfect your grilling skills? While you’re waiting on the burger or hot dog to cook, take a minute to delve into these nonfiction reads!

Blood by Dr. Jen Gunter

American Flygirl by Susan Take Ankeny

How to Taste by Mandy Naglich

Prairie Man by Dean Butler

The Eagle in the Mirror by Jesse Fink

Voices From Gettysburg by Allen C. Guelzo

The Wingmen by Adam Lazarus