Our 2021: Summer Reads

Whether you want to read by the beach, the pool, or in your living room during a well deserved staycation, the STYLE desk put together a list of summer reads that will transport you to another world.

Grab a few books from below and enjoy them for some relaxation in the sun, this summer!

1. The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan

In a luxury lodge on Botswana’s sun-soaked plains, four friends reunite for a birthday celebration… Arriving at the safari lodge, a feeling of unease settles over them. There’s no sign of the party that was promised. There’s no phone signal. They’re alone, in the wild.

2. The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan 

Three friends, and one adventure that changes them forever. Get swept into a summer of sunshine, soul-searching and shameless matchmaking with this delightfully bighearted road-trip adventure by bestselling author Sarah Morgan!

3. The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi 

Book two of The Jaipur Trilogy: henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace. Continue Lakshmi’s story with this sequel, filled with amazing characters and lavish storytelling.

Joshi’s first book in The Jaipur Trilogy, The Henna Artist is a Reese’s Book Club pick!

4. Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

A warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Nest.

5. Island Queen by Vanessa Riley 

Island Queen is a historical fiction novel based on the compelling life of Dorothy “Doll” Kirwan Thomas who rose from slavery to become the wealthiest woman landowner in the early 1800’s Caribbean.

6. Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

Mary Jane is a novel about a fourteen-year-old girl’s coming of age in 1970’s Baltimore, caught between her straight-laced family and the progressive family she nannies for—who are secretly hiding a famous rock star and his movie star wife for the summer.

7. Black Girls Must Die Exhausted by Jayne Allen

Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, is the first novel in a promising three-book series about modern womanhood, friendships and overcoming setbacks.

8. Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley

Kara Sullivan’s life is full of love- mostly fictional. As a bestselling romance novelist and popular bookstagrammer, she’s content with reading about other’s happily ever afters, rather than living out her own- or so she thought.

9. The Almost Wife by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

If you almost had everything that you wanted, how hard would you fight to protect it? Follow Kira as she struggles to save her family and the life that she has always dreamed of. With her past haunting her at every turn, Kira must choose between who to believe and who she wants to be.

10. The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope, a gathering of consolations and stories that give us new ways of seeing ourselves and the world.

This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug, or just want to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.

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