Looking for good books to read this summer? We’ve got you covered, ladies! Pack up your iPod, sunscreen, and one of these good beach reads for a stress-free day under the sun!Complete your summer vacation with a good book in your travel bag! If reading by the sea is a new thing for you, why don’t you give it a try? Aside from it’s less tiring (than swimming), reading can also bring you to places — for free! After enjoying the sand, waves, and the sun, do yourselves a favor by taking a dose of these page-turners.
7 Good Books to Read This Summer
Since it’s summertime, this season is perfect for some relaxation and quiet moments with good books! Whether you’re looking for fiction or inspirational genres, you’ll never run out of books to read for a sunny mood. If you’re still undecided on what books to pack on your beach-themed reading, here are some of the best summer reads you’ll love.
1. The Summer Before The War
The Summer Before The War happens on a brief Edwardian summer of 1914. Being tied up with a lot of concerns, Agatha risked her reputation by appointing a new Latin master — Beatrice Nash — for the small English coastal town. After Beatrice’s father died, she had pursued independence through teaching and writing but soon after, she found herself fascinated by the people of the community she’s living with. Just as Beatrice comes back to life after mourning, the perfect summer that welcomed her is about to end. This novel is written by Helen Simonson, the author behind Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, a New York’s Time Best Seller.
2. Rich and Pretty
Written by a male author, Rumaan Alam, (surprising, though!) Rich and Pretty is a novel which tackles female friendship. After being best buddies for a long time, they found themselves going to different paths of opportunities but their friendship lasted — despite the distance. This might be nostalgic for your childhood best friend too because of some hints of envy, expectations and deep affection towards each other. #bestfriendgoals
3. The Vacationers
The title — The Vacationers — is perfect for summer vibes, right? This bighearted novel gives you a view of a family’s escapade to the islands of Mallorca. Aside from the memorable moments shared in their vacation, this will also give a glimpse of the see-saw-like emotions experienced among family and friends. Emma Straub, the author of this novel, made sure that after finishing this book, you’ll find yourself smiling all day.
4. The Girls in the Garden
This novel by Lisa Jewell will channel an inner detective in you as it evolves around a controversial event. Pip finds Grace, her 13-year-old sister, unconscious and bloody in a far-off rose garden of their neighborhood. None of the residents of the community admitted any participation to the mystery thus, an investigation has emerged. Behind the beautiful walls of the neighborhood lies secrets and betrayals that will surely keep you intrigued ’til its last page.
5. One True Loves
Dip into a complex love story by Taylor Jenkins Reid! This book talks about Emma, Jesse, and a twist of fate to their marriage. Jesse, Emma’s husband was missing for years after taking an expedition to the Pacific. After a long time of grieving, Emma thought of accepting the idea that her husband is dead and it’s time to move on. She reconnected with Sam, an old friend and soon after, they got engaged. However, just before Emma and Sam tie a knot, Jesse was found alive! Who will Emma choose? You need to read this awesome creation to find out! (no spoilers, please!)
6. I Am Pilgrim
Terry Hayes has prepared something if you want to unwind through an action-packed gripping thriller story. I Am Pilgrim narrates a story of a secret agent, hiding behind the shadows of his code name — Pilgrim. Now he has written the investigative techniques in the book published under his pen name. Despite all his efforts to cover his identity, Lieutenant Ben Bradley, a NYPD officer was able to find his whereabouts. Bradley has read it and concluded that whoever committed the heinous crimes had meticulously followed all the instructions given in the book.
7. Life from Scratch
This is an inspiring memoir of the author herself, Sasha Martin, a well-known food blogger. She shared her story starting from the past; assembling the puzzle pieces of her true love — cooking. As she unravels her deep union with food, she also shares herself and her learnings about life. As you read her story, you’ll see yourself in tears, in laughter, and in the kitchen! (she’ll make you hungry!)
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If you don’t have plans of going out this summer, why don’t you grab some books, go wherever in the world you want to be and travel with them — for free! Enjoy turning those pages, ladies!
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Originally posted on July 29, 2016 @ 9:14 PM