10 Summer Beach Reads You Won’t Be Able to Put Down
This summer, it’s time to pick up a good book and escape into the pages. Whether you’re out for summer or out for the weekend, immerse yourself in a new world with new characters and live vicariously through someone else. If you’re on the lookout for this summer’s top reads, here’s a list of some of the best books to get your hands on!
A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi
This book follows two women with vastly different lives that connect through a surrogacy service. Each woman must put her trust in the other to make her dreams come true.
All Stories are Love Stories by Elizabeth Percer
Two major earthquakes strike San Francisco within an hour of each other, destroying the city. In the chaos, three people come together and their lives are changed forever. This captivating and heartrending novel demonstrates the forces of nature and love.
My Mrs. Brown by William Norwich
Widow Emilia Brown isn’t one for frivolity, but spots an Oscar de la Renta dress she absolutely must have. She embarks on a journey to raise the money to go to New York City to purchase the dress of her dreams.
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
Set in World War II, this novel follows Mary North and her determination to do her part to help the war effort. Caught in a love triangle, she must do whatever she can to survive the consequences of love and war.
The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
Controversy in a small London neighborhood breaks out when a young girl finds her sister unconscious in a communal garden. An investigation ensues, revealing secrets that lie beneath the neighborhood’s picturesque exterior.
A Lady of Good Family by Jeanne Mackin
Centered around a female landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand, this novel follows a chance meeting with a handsome stranger in a rose garden that leads our protagonist to weigh her desire for independence against the joys of romance.
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Rachel Pomie worries she’ll never know passionate love, but a friend foresees that her arranged marriage is only the start of her journey. The prophecy comes true, and she must decide what to sacrifice in the name of love.
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
Forced to bring in more money to the household, Alice Pearse takes a job at a company that aims to revolutionize reading. As cracks begin to form in both her work and family life, Alice struggles to reinvent herself.
The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein
When young Frances flees to an isolated artist’s colony in Norway, she finds a friend in Yasha, who is there to bury his father. This funny and deftly written novel reflects on how running away and coming home can be the same thing.
Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin
The author, a popular food blogger, reaches into her past to figure out why she began cooking in the first place. As she untangles her emotional relationship with food, what she finds out about herself will make you laugh and cry-and feel very hungry!