I can’t imagine a beach vacation without a pile of books (or a fully-loaded Kindle). One of the best parts of a trip is browsing the bookstore at the airport (I allow myself an hour!) and the beach is truly one of the best places to lose yourself in a great story. So what should you considered popping in your beach bag this summer?
A psychological thriller that follows the story of a Manhattan based woman who has everything she could ever want, except for a man…
A cutting novel about the dangers and disadvantages of working in a really toxic environment. A feminist look at the state of modern work and colleague relationships.
This is a super intriguing novel that is centered around a cult of young women in California in the 1960s.
A great read for the summer, a novel that tells the drama filled story of a family unravelling in Martha’s Vineyard in 1976.
This quirky book is written all in the form of a standardized test, and is all about the Chilean author’s family and life. It’s really fun to try to decode!
A collection of razor sharp and comedic short stories that are filled with weird scenarios like futuristic strippers and crazy science fiction tropes. Definitely one for fans of mind-bending ideas.
If you liked Dallas, you’ll love this satirical novel about the lives of Houston’s oil money elite, full of wealth and extravagance!
A great novel set in New York City about two female friends whose lives begin to take turns away from each other. A great exploration of female friendship.
An incredible multi generation tale that begins with two half-sisters who are separated at birth.
A mysterious novel about a journalist who gives on a mission to find out what is happening at a secretive island location where there was once a huge earthquake.
A novel that takes a deep look at the power and theme of friendship as it follows four British college students and their relationship of the course of twenty years.
A collection of short stories that focuses on a series of precarious relationships, like moments meeting actresses, psychiatrists and misfits, all of whom make people nervous.
A really stylish novel that invites the reader in to the cut throat world of working at a high profile fashion magazine and all of the dramas that occur.
A novel set in Jamaica, written in Jamaican patois, that gives a rich look into the struggles of living on the island and not being able to have the freedom to love a member of the same sex, among other hardships.
A funny novel about a woman who follows and supports her husband as he attempts to make political waves in his job in Washington DC.
An engrossing novel set both in 1967 London and 1937 Spain about two women who become tied together through time via a particularly special painting.
This is an awesome thriller novel about a competitive gymnastics community that gets rocked by a sudden and tragic death.
This is a wonderful novel about four black teenage girls coming of age in Brooklyn in the 1970s.
An engrossing novel about an African immigrant couple that travel to America in search of their own American dream in Harlem in 2007.
A dark but comically peppered novel about a woman who is addicted to heroin, living in New York City as her husband decides to leave her.
A book that you can really get your teeth in to. It’s a memoir about the author’s early life growing up the son of a Pastor and trying to come to terms with his sexuality.
Please share any books you think we should be into this summer. Happy reading!