20 Summer Books to Get Lost in

Whether you’re looking for a thriller, romance, or literary fiction, there’s a summer book out there for everyone. So grab a book, find a comfortable spot, and lose yourself in a good story this summer!

These books are sure to keep you entertained and engaged during your summer reading adventures.

  1. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett: This novel tells the story of twin sisters who grow up in a small, southern black community and eventually take very different paths in life. It explores themes of identity, race, and family secrets.
  2. “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave: This thriller follows a woman named Hannah who must unravel the mystery of her husband’s disappearance and the secrets he kept from her. It’s a page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.
  3. “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See: This novel is set on the Korean island of Jeju and tells the story of two young women who become best friends and trained divers. It explores the history and culture of the island and the hardships faced by the women who worked as divers.
  4. “Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid: This novel takes place in 1980s Malibu and tells the story of a family of four famous siblings who throw a party that spirals out of control. It’s a fun and engaging read that’s perfect for the beach.
  5. “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir: This sci-fi thriller follows an astronaut who wakes up with no memory of his mission to save humanity. It’s a thrilling and thought-provoking read that’s perfect for those who love science fiction.
  6. “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah: Set during the Great Depression, this novel tells the story of a woman named Elsa who must leave her home in Texas and move to California to find work and provide for her family. It’s a powerful and emotional story of resilience and family.
  7. “The Guncle” by Steven Rowley: This novel tells the story of a gay uncle named Patrick who becomes the guardian of his niece and nephew after their mother dies. It’s a heartwarming and funny story about family and love.
  8. “The Paper Palace” by Miranda Cowley Heller: This novel takes place over the course of 24 hours at a family vacation home in Cape Cod and explores the complexities of love, family, and betrayal. It’s a beautiful and thought-provoking story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.
  9. “People We Meet on Vacation” by Emily Henry: This romantic comedy follows two best friends, Poppy and Alex, who take a yearly vacation together. But after a falling out, they don’t speak for two years until Poppy convinces Alex to take one last trip with her. It’s a fun and charming story about the ups and downs of friendship and love.
  10. “Circe” by Madeline Miller: This novel is a retelling of the Greek myth of Circe, a powerful witch who is banished to a remote island. It’s a beautifully written and captivating story about a strong and complex female character.
  11. “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn: This historical fiction novel follows three women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War II. It’s a thrilling and emotional story about friendship, love, and wartime secrets.
  12. “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides: This psychological thriller follows a group of students at Cambridge University who are being targeted by a killer. It’s a gripping and suspenseful read that will keep you guessing until the very end.
  13. “Beach Read” by Emily Henry: This romantic comedy follows two writers who are struggling with writer’s block and decide to switch genres for the summer. It’s a charming and funny story about love and second chances.
  14. “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley: This mystery novel takes place at a wedding on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. But when a storm hits and someone turns up dead, everyone becomes a suspect. It’s a suspenseful and twisty story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  15. “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah: This novel follows a family who moves to a remote area of Alaska in the 1970s to start a new life. It’s a powerful and emotional story about survival, love, and the beauty and brutality of nature.
  16. “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig: This novel follows a woman named Nora who finds herself in a library between life and death, where she can explore all the possible paths her life could have taken. It’s a thought-provoking and uplifting story about the power of choice and the meaning of life.
  17. “The Other Black Girl” by Zakiya Dalila Harris: This thriller follows a young Black woman named Nella who is the only Black employee at a prestigious publishing company. But when another Black woman is hired, Nella’s life starts to unravel. It’s a powerful and timely story about race, power, and identity.
  18. “Big Summer” by Jennifer Weiner: This novel follows a plus-size influencer named Daphne who is invited to her former best friend’s glamorous wedding on Cape Cod. But when a shocking secret is revealed, Daphne must confront her past and figure out who she really is. It’s a fun and empowering story about friendship and self-discovery.
  19. “The Push” by Ashley Audrain: This psychological thriller follows a mother named Blythe who becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter. It’s a chilling and suspenseful story about motherhood, trauma, and the secrets we keep.
  20. “The Henna Artist” by Alka Joshi: This novel is set in 1950s India and follows a young woman named Lakshmi who escapes an abusive marriage and becomes a henna artist to the wealthy women of Jaipur. It’s a beautiful and immersive story about art, independence, and the power of female friendships.

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