The Best Books to Read This Summer

Whether you enjoy reading on the beach, in the park, or at home, you should definitely read the following summer books. Here is the list of the most irresistible stories you should read this summer.

Best Books for Reading on the Beach

All at Sea, by Decca Aitkenhead

This memoir is a great choice for reading this summer: it is not sentimental, but still totally heartbreaking. The story starts with the death of the author’s husband, who drowns in the attempt to save their son, and then goes back in time to explore everything that brought them together.

The Girls, by Emma Cline

The debut work of the author is about a cult of young girls in the end of the 1960s. This is the story of a lonely teen who joins the girls’ group, which is led by the charismatic, but dangerous man Russell. Emma Cline confesses that she was inspired by the Manson Family murders to write this book.

Man and Wife, by Katie Chase

This book includes many short stories, in which the writer confidently dips into the minds of girls and women at various stages of life, starting from puberty to the old age. Katie Chase has a very vivid writing style and offers facetious insights on the absurdity of growing up a woman in modern world. The book is perfect for reading on the beach.

You Are Having A Good Time, by Amie Barrodale

This book includes ten stories, each of which is subversive, elegant and extraordinary. The writer provides us with the stories that include a variety of characters and settings. Each story describes a tenuous relationship: in one, a psychologist navigates a mother-daughter relationship; in another, an actress realizes that she is attracted to the offensive director; in the third, a man who eats the same meal from day to day pursues a mysterious woman. This is definitely one of the summer books that you should read.

We Could Be Beautiful, by Swan Huntley

A psychological thriller that describes the romance between a rich woman and an old friend of her family. The plot develops very quickly, but still digs deep into the lives of New York’s affluent set.


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