Our Picks for the Best Summer Reads
Summer is here, days are long, the sun is glistening on the water. You’ve taken the weekend to relax and unwind in a beautiful setting, why not immerse yourself in a good book? We’ve got you covered with a short list of top summer reads to help you escape reality for a while. Some of the books are fiction, some non-fiction, but there’s one to satisfy every reader.
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
This tumultuous story takes place in the summer of 1969 where the Levin family is experiencing great changes. This family has enjoyed summers in Nantucket for years, but this particular year brings a feeling of unease. An intriguing family story is written in congruence with historical events. This book perfectly depicts America’s political climate during the summer of 1969. We recommend this read for the history buff who also likes a bit of fiction added into the mix.
The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis
The Herington girls are together again, with their husbands and kids, for another summer in the family’s old Cape Cod house. When their mother, Gloria, announces she’s coming for an unscheduled visit—with her new boyfriend—no one is more surprised than their father, Arthur, who has not quite gotten over his divorce. Still, everyone manages to navigate the challenges of living grown-up lives in close quarters, until an accident reveals a secret that brings everyone together in heartbreak…and then healing.
The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan
This emotional story of betrayal and healing follows two former best friends who are forced to reunite after 17 years. As they revisit the past, their story takes a healing turn. Beautifully written, moving and emotional, we love this book for a summer evening on the patio.
The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams
If you love a scandalous romance mystery, The Golden Hour is your book! This novel takes place in the Carribean where murder, royal privilege, and love affairs take you on a racy journey. Intriguing, mysterious and romantic, this book is ideal for a sizzling pool-side lounge session and pairs perfectly with a summer cocktail.
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
This three-part novel is a page-turner that begins with a love story, morphs into a revenge fantasy and ends in a suspenseful final reveal. If you’re in the mood for a quick summer read, you’ll enjoy this story of friendships and loyalties that will leave you feeling equal parts touched and entertained.