10 Beach Reads for Summer 2018

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The temperature is warming
and the beach is calling!
Time to stock up on some
summer-worthy reads.

Here you will find an
assortment for all readers:
guilty-pleasure novels, thrillers,
romance, coming-of-age,
feminism, contemporary, & more! 

Summer

The Perfect Couple

The Perfect Coupleby Elin Hilderbrand

June 19, 2018

Chick Lit

It is a beautiful day for a wedding on Nantucket Island. That is, until the bride-to-be is found dead in the harbor. Everyone in the wedding party is a suspect; suddenly, all of their deepest secrets are revealed. Elin Hilderbrand is a summer-read guru. I highly recommend all of her novels.

CLICK HERE for review of Hilderbrand’s The Identicals

CLICK HERE for review of Hilderbrand’s Winter Solstice

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An American Marriage

an american marriage.jpgby Tayari Jones

February 6, 2018

Contemporary Fiction

An American Marriage is not only one of Oprah’s Book Club selections for 2018, it is a juicy, thought-provoking must-read. Roy and Celestial have been married for two years when their relationship takes an unpredictable hit: Roy is accused of a crime that he did not commit. Jones takes us on a journey depicting relationships, true love, prison, the American Dream, and southern living.

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The Female Persuasion

35480518by Meg Wolitzer

April 3, 2018

Contemporary Fiction/Feminism

The Female Persuasion is a coming-of-age story about ambition, ego, corporate corruption, and gender politics. Greer Kadetsky is a shy yet ambitious college freshman. Faith Frank is a sixty-three year old who serves as a beacon for the women’s movement. Greer idolizes faith, and the two woman explore the power of influence, purpose, and love.

Film adaption starring Nicole Kidman coming soon!

“Wolitzer’s social commentary can be as funny as it is queasily on target” (Wall Street Journal).

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From Twinkle, with Love

From Twinkleby Sandhya Menon

May 22, 2018

Young Adult/Contemporary

From the bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi, is another story about a charming and ambitious young woman. Twinkle aspires to be a filmmaker and nothing will get in her way… Until she meets Neil, that is.

CLICK HERE for Sandhya’s When Dimple Met Rishi review

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Meaty

Meatyby Samantha Irby

April 3, 2018

Essays/Humor

Meaty is a humorous collection of essays written by a fellow blogger (see Bitches Gotta Eat). Irby takes readers on an exploration of failed relationships, trying to “adult”, Crohn’s disease, body image, being broke, and sex. Her candid and unapologetic approach will have you hysterically laughing throughout. If you are easily offended or do not relate to the following quote, than this book is not for you.

“I am irritated 99.8% of the time.
I hate everything, I loathe everyone”
(Samantha Irby).

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Tell Me Lies

Tell Me LIesCarola Lovering

June 12, 2018

Fiction/Romance

After moving across the country to embark on her collegiate journey, Lucy Albright cannot wait to experience all that California has to offer. Keg parties, friendships, challenging classes, a fresh start, and that devastatingly sexy boy across the room, Stephen DeMarco.

“A thrilling, sexy coming-of-age story exploring toxic love, ruthless ambition, and shocking betrayal…”
(www.carolalovering.com).

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When Life Gives You Lululemons 

When Life Gives You Lululemonsby Laura Weisberger

June 5, 2018

Chick Lit

In the third edition to The Devil Wears Prada series, Emily Carlton is back. This time, as a successful image consultant recently relocated to the wealthy Connecticut suburbs. Her newest client is an A-List celebrity who is a stay-at-home mom with a type-A personality.

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway

36373481by Ruth Ware

May 29, 2018

Mystery/Thriller

Hal just received an inheritance check in the mail, but it is not addressed to her. She is a tarot-card reader and believes that the money sent to her was because of some spiritual gratitude. Nevertheless, she attends the funeral of the recently deceased and finds herself in spellbinding, ethical turmoil.

CLICK HERE for Ware’s The Lying Game review

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The Incendiaries

The Indendiariesby R. O. Kwon

July 31, 2018

Contemporary Fiction

In the midst of grieving her mother’s recent death, Phoebe Lin enters her freshman year at a prestigious university. She goes to class, meets a boy, and becomes involved in an extremist terrorist cult. The Incendiaries eloquently weaves a fractured love story with a story about mind control, terrorism, grief, and escape.

“In dazzling acrobatic prose, R. O. Kwon explores the lines between faith and fanaticism, passion and violence, the rational and the unknowable” (Celeste Ng).

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451by Ray Bradbury

October, 1953

Classics/Science Fiction

If you have not read this dystopian classic yet, now is the time. Also a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan that hit the theaters May 19th, this futuristic adaptation is about a fireman whose job is to burn the books that are now “banned”.

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