Every beach bag needs a good book! So if you’re still on the hunt for easy summer reads, we’re giving you 10 titles you should definitely check out. Click on the photos to shop the books!
1. “The Vacationers” by Emma Straub
Enjoy a heartwarming tale about the often-ignored yet unbreakable bonds we have with our relatives as Staub takes you to Mallorca, where the Post family is about to rediscover what family truly is.
2. “Paper Towns” by John Greene
What do you do when someone you’ve always “loved from afar” is finally within reach… except she magically vanished in the morning? Will Quentin Jacobsen finally find Margo Roth Spiegelman?
3. “Beach Town” by Mary Kay Andrews
A movie location scout and a town mayor clash over the perfect beach getaway destination, Cypress Key. But clashing isn’t the only thing happening between the two as they are clearly overly attracted with each other too.
4. “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain
It’s the 1920s in Kenya and a woman aviator named Beryl Markham is caught up in a love triangle – who will she love?
5. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. But a new case is about to plunge him into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
6. “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume
In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Flashbacking to 35 years ago, Ammerman is about to tell the world a very compelling story – her very own.
7. “Funny Girl” by Nick Hornby
Set in 1960’s London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters.
8. “Villa America” by Liza Klaussmann
When Sara Wiborg and Gerald Murphy met and married, they set forth to create a beautiful world together-one that they couldn’t find within the confines of society life in New York City, including flamboyant beach parties, fiery debates over the newest ideas, and dinners beneath the stars. Suddenly a handsome man enters the scene and the life in which everything has been considered and exquisitely planned becomes volatile, its safeties breached, the stakes incalculably high.
9. “We Never Asked for Wings” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now fifteen, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. One wrong move could jeopardize everything she’s worked for and her family’s fragile hopes for the future… will she make it?
10. “A Window Opens” by Elisabeth Egan
Alice is proud of her new “balancing act” (which is more like a three-ring circus) until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up and her work takes an unexpected turn. Readers will cheer as Alice realizes the question is not whether it’s possible to have it all, but what does she―Alice Pearse―really want?
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