Summer reads are juicy fiction, swoon-worthy romance, gripping tell-alls, hair-raising thrillers, and stories of escapism.
Check out some of these beach reads for your next vacation or staycation.
A sleepy summer town, a star reporter who returns to a small-town newspaper, and a scandal!
A murder mystery novel set at a destination wedding off the coast of Ireland.
Protagonist Charlotte Perkins wins an essay contest prize of a Mediterranean cruise and drags her adult children along with her. Along the way, the family's less literal baggage begins to surface, and their vacation becomes less than idyllic.
Protagonist Link fulfills his mother Mallory’s dying wish to call the numbers he found in her desk drawer. To his surprise, one of them is Jake, a presidential candidate’s husband. He soon finds out that Jake and Mallory had a lasting bond from an affair at a summer cottage.
A sequel to The Royal We. Characters Bex and Prince Nicholas are in exile, the Queen is fuming, and both the press and the public are calling for their heads. And when a crisis forces them back to London, things start to unravel even further.
After almost two decades in New York City, protagonist Elisabeth is trying to adjust to her new, small-town life, not to mention new motherhood. She hires college student Sam to help care for the baby, and they soon bond over their busy lives and uncertain futures. But when Elisabeth learns Sam has something surprising in common with her father-in-law, it exposes storied differences between the two women.
When protagonist Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she'd been to her three, now-grown children. All Adults Here is a story about adult siblings.
Protagonist Augustus is a literary writer trying to pen a masterpiece, and January is a romance novelist stuck in a rut, both renting beach houses next door to each other. They decide to burst through their writers' block by trading manuscripts. Things take a readable turn as research progresses on their books.
Protagonist Daphne has finally escaped the toxic clutches of Drue Cavanaugh and come into her own as an influencer when Drue begs her to be in her wedding on Cape Cod. Daphne agrees, but soon finds herself involved in an unexpected scandal.
When protagonist Olivia moves to LA to start her own law firm, she meets Max, a senator who has a surprising sweet personality. After they finally go public with their relationship, the scrutiny puts it to the test.