I’ve gotten a month into these thick summer days without one of my very favorite summer activities: relaxing with a juicy beach read under an umbrella with a spritz. I looked up from my Christmas-in-June haze and realized that I don’t even know what beach read I’m reaching for!
Thank goodness for you. Your suggestions on Instagram were key – and so many of you suggested the same six books. I’m glad y’all are on the same page. I trust you.
I have yet to read any of these titles but I’m headed to the bookstore this week to pick up, well, all of them. Gosh remember summer reading lists in junior high and high school? Did.Not.Enjoy. This level of scandalous, twisty turny, humorous reading is what I can get into this summer. If you have any additions to this category, I’d love to see them in the comments below.
• Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
• Scruples by Judith Krantz
Published in 1989 – Scruples is the novel that created publishing history, the first-and widely acknowledged to be the very best-novel ever written about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique and the people who work in it. Here on Indiebound and here on Amazon.
• While We Were Dating the forthcoming book by Jasmine Guillory
• Outlawed by Anna North
The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West. Here on Parnassus and here on Amazon.
• Beach Read and People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henrry
Beach Read: A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Here on Barnes and Noble and here on Amazon.
• The Hunting Wives by May Cobb
I hope you found a book or two to add to your list.
Happy Summer, friends! xo