Best books to read this summer (on the beach/vacation)


Best books to read this summer

11+ Best books to read this summer (on the beach/vacation)

A vacation or a trip is incomplete for ardent readers if they don't have a great book to keep them company. Here is a list of a few titles that you can check out while choosing the best book for your next vacation or beach trip. 

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

It is a story about Eveleth “Evvie” Drake who recently lost her husband in a car crash and ever since has been grieving about it until she meets Dean Tenny. Major league pitcher Dean Tenny has been struggling with his game. The unlikely friendship between the two soon turns out to be something more than that, sharing their pasts, deep-dark secrets, and more.


Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

An enlightening book that takes the reader through the river of self-delusion that rises just beneath the surface of our lives. Trick Mirror is about rewards that help shape us and shows us how sometimes it is hard to see ourselves in a society that revolves around 'self'. In each chapter, the author also writes about the cultural prism and how it affects people. Reflecting on Tolentino’s sense of humor and ability to present complex concepts easily, Trick Mirror treats the reader with profound honesty. 


 Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 Daisy Jones & the Six is a story of Daisy Jones; a young, beautiful teenager and talented musician, and the Six; a blues-rock band. The book is written in a format of an interview, which helps the readers to get to know them as a band and as individuals. The story is about how Daisy, a regular at nightclubs gets introduced to The Six, a band on the rise, and how they collaborated. The book is so well written with a little surprise at the end. All and all it’s a fun, light, and breezy story of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. 

 Very Nice by Marcy Demarsky

 Very Nice is a story that focuses on Rachel, an undergraduate who goes home to Connecticut for a summer vacation where her father has left her mother, Becca. Rachel has been in a casual relationship with her professor Zahid, who also ends up in Connecticut and falls for her mother. Very Nice is about a love triangle that involves mother-daughter with a plot that whether Zahid and Becca will become lovers and how this will affect Rachel.

 Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Dream Sequence is a story about Kristen, a recently divorced woman who meets Henry Banks, a brilliant but narcissistic TV actor. Kristen is obsessed with Henry after meeting with him at the airport and is convinced that they are destined to be together. The book explores and focuses on what it is to live in the present moment in a terrifying drama about stalking, psychological damage, and the perils of celebrity.


 Is There Still Sex in the City? by Candace Bushnell

 Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the village, the novel follows a group of middle-aged female friends ―Candace, Kitty, Marilyn, Queenie, Sassy, and Tilda Tia ―as they navigate through the ever-changing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships. Drawing from her own dating experience, the author spins a lively satirical story of love and life from all angles, along with the real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. 


 The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband’s Secret is a story about the lives of three women who are impacted by the murder of a teen girl named Janie Crowley that happened about thirty years ago. The three stories in the novel are intertwined in many ways while the timing plays a significant role in the characters’ lives. The end of the novel includes an ironic twist that shows how small decisions can change the scope of lives.


 From Scratch by Tembi Locke

Set in the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, it is a story of love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro. The book explores how Saro’s family did not approve of Tembi at first, as she was a black American woman, how the couple build a happy life, adopted a baby girl, and how eventually formidable cancer will shatter all their dreams. It’s a story about loss, travel, and food but it is really about love found, finding a home, and chasing flavor as an act of remembrance.


 The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test is a story about a young Vietnamese woman named Esme Tran, who supports her family by working as a maid, but wishes for a better life for herself and her daughter. The story deals with how Esme seizes the opportunity to travel to America in the hopes of finding a husband and a better life, where she meets Khai, a man with autism and a heart of stone. The Bride Test is a stunning, superior romance novel.


 The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

The Boyfriend Project is a story of Samiah Brooks who has been catfished by a three-timing jerk of a boyfriend. The story focuses on how Samiah and her two best friends, London and Taylor-makes a pact to spend the next six months investing in themselves with no dating, and no worrying about their relationship status. But, life has some other plans for her as she meets the sexy, honey-eyed Daniel Collins at work. 

 Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

In this book of Three Women, you will get to know the story of three women; one Maggie, a 17-year old who was broken by an alleged relationship with her high school teacher; Lina, who flees from a loveless marriage into the arms of an old flame; and Sloane, whose husband likes to watch her sleep with other men and women.


 Verity by Colleen Hoover

It is a story about Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer who got hired to help finish the remaining books in a successful series for the famous author Verity Crawford, who is brain-dead after a car accident. The story explores how Lowen reads Verity’s unfinished autobiography, how she falls in love with Jeremy, Verity’s husband. The book has so many plot twists that will consume readers and leave them speechless.


 The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai returns with her new book, The Right Swipe, which mainly deals with two rival dating app creators Rhiannon Hunter and Samson Lima. The story is about how Rhi falls for Samson who ghosted her and surfaces months later. The male protagonist tries to woo her with a second chance. Casual dating is one thing, but a merger of hearts? Surely, that’s what is worth reading about.


 To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

It is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter expressing her feelings, and hid it in a box. But one day she discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, resulting in all her crushes from her past to confront her: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, and her sister’s ex-boyfriend. As she learns to deal with her past crushes, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.


 The Girls by Emma Cline

Set in Northern California, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd sees a group of girls in parks and is mesmerized by their freedom. Evie is caught in thrall to Suzzane and is drawn into an infamous cult whose leader is Charles Manson. As the story progress, Evie’s obsession with Suzanne intensifies and she comes closer and closer to commit horrendous acts of violence. The book is centered on a violent incident but mainly focuses on the psychological impact of adolescent development.