It’s that time of year – our summer 2017 reading guide has dropped! This is our annual guide where we share the books we’re most excited to read on the beach or sitting by the pool this summer. A lot of the ones on this year’s list are brand new in 2017 and we can’t wait to get our hands on them!
We know, we know, this was on our last list of the 10 Books to Read in 2017, but we loved it so much we had to recommend it again! Anna Kendrick is so open, honest, and funny in her memoir, sharing tons of personal anecdotes and real life advice no matter what age you are. We definitely suggest picking this one up!
This is the perfect summer read – the story of a six week romance on the Italian Riviera. A boy falls in love with a guest at his parents’ mansion, and after the summer, neither of them will be the same. This book was first published in 2007, but the movie adaptation will be hitting theaters this fall, so make sure you read it before that!
If you’ve read My Name is Lucy Barton by the same author, you’ll love this collection of short stories based around the characters, but you don’t have to have read Lucy Barton first to enjoy this one. Entangle yourself in the network of relationships and themes of love and loss that grace the pages of this book.
When a plane headed out of Martha’s Vineyard goes down in the ocean, only two people survive: a painter and a four-year-old boy. Follow the story of these two as their live intertwine, and slowly unravel the stories of everyone else on the plane. It’s an enthralling, mysterious story that will surely keep you entertained at the pool this summer!
Set in the 1980s and on a beach in New York, this one is about a group of kids who can’t seem to escape their town – except for Alex, who secures a scholarship at a fancy school in New England. When she returns for the summer, though, things are different.
Every summer reading list needs a good murder story, and this is it. When Lucinda Hayes is found, her hometown reels, especially the three main characters in this story. Become a part of their lives as they struggle to find truth within themselves.
This one is truly perfect summer read about the magic of sleepaway camp. Two best friends who met at Camp Marigold as kids have now returned as counselors, but their friendship has taken on new, complicated layers. When something tragic happens, they have to figure out how to surmount it together.
Mary, a young woman living in New York, is dealing with a chronic illness and can’t pay the bills for her treatment. As a last ditch effort, she applies for the “Girlfriend Experiment,” the brainchild of a eccentric actor, and cast as the “Emotional Girlfriend.” This is a compelling read about the intricacies of emotion and relationships.
If you’re feeling the wanderlust coming on around this time of year, pick up this book from the creator of the blog The Art of Simple. For nine months, Oxenreider, her husband, and their three kids traveled the world. This novel is a collection of the stories and lessons they learned along the way.
A twisty, turny tale about a mother and daughter, this one will be a page turner. The mother is a famous radio host who gives advice on self-reinvention, and the daughter is often plagued by social anxiety. However, two events send both of their lives in the opposite directions, and no one knows what will happen next.
Which book will you read first? What else should be on our summer 2017 reading guide? Leave a comment and let us know, or check out some of our other book posts for more recommendations!