'GMA's' Picks for Great Summer Reading

Summer reading roundup

"Good Morning America" and Parade magazine unveiled their lists of must-read books for the summer. From thrillers to biographies to light reading, these stories are un-put-downable.

If you're in search of that perfect page-turner for your summer vacation, look no further!

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Mystery Thriller

Gone Tomorrow

"Gone Tomorrow," by Lee Child

Jack Reacher's latest adventure begins when he suspects a female suicide bomber is aboard a Manhattan subway car. Her death leads him on a path back to the war in Afghanistan against the Soviets in the 1980s.


"The Scarecrow," by Michael Connelly

After he's laid off in the latest budget cuts at The Los Angeles Times, reporter Jack McEvoy plans to write the murder story of his career in his last two weeks at the newspaper.


"The Neighbor," by Lisa Gardner

When Sandra Jones, a hardworking young wife and mother, disappears without a trace one day, Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren is called in on the case. As he's digging, he discovers that her family life isn't so perfect.


"Killer Summer," by Ridley Pearson

In Ridley Pearson's third crime novel starring Walt Fleming, the amiable sheriff in Sun Valley, Idaho, the lawman faces a master thief planning to steal three very expensive bottles of wine at the annual wine auction.


"Guardian of Lies," by Steve Martini

After Paul Madriani encounters Katia Solaz, a 26-year-old beauty from Costa Rica, it's a race to avoid disaster.


"The Defector," by Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon's perfect world is thrown into confusion with shocking news from London: The defector and former Russian intelligence officer Grigori Bulganov, who saved Gabriel's life in Moscow, has vanished without a trace.


"Relentless," by Dean Koontz

After Shearman Waxx, the nation's premiere literary critic, tears apart the work of best-selling author Cullen Cubby Greenwich, Cubby and Waxx engage in all-out warfare.


"Above the Law," by Tim Green

Dallas lawyer Casey Jordan must deal with illegal immigrants and abuse of power in this legal thriller.



"In The Kitchen," by Monica Ali

After a night porter's naked corpose is found in a pool of blood in the basement of London's Imperial Hotel, the aftereffects threaten to undo everything chef Gabriel Lightfoot has worked so hard to achieve in the kitchen.


"The White Queen," by Philippa Gregory

A gorgeous woman marries a boy king in secret and ascends to royalty in "The White Queen."


"South of Broad," by Pat Conroy

A group of teens -- privileged and poor, black and white -- forms a lasting bond in Charleston, S.C., in 1969 just as southern society is in the midst of dramatic change.


"Shanghai Girls," by Lisa See

Pearl and her younger sister, May, are living in affluence in Shanghai in the 1930s, until their father says that his gambling habit has ruined their finances. To pay his debts, he has sold both sisters to a well-to-do Chinese-American as wives for his sons.


"The Story Sisters," by Alice Hoffman

Elv created fairy tales for her sisters as a child, but after sexual abuse, she succumbs to drug addiction and painful self-abuse.


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