LIST: Great beach reads
These saucy, summer page-turners should keep your attention throughout your vacation.
Some are fresh off the presses, but a few of these titles are from a few years back. Don’t delay – get on the holds list for one (or five) of these today!
Kwan, bestselling author of “Crazy Rich Asians,” is back with a wickedly funny novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandals, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when an outsider comes to marry Asia’s most eligible bachelor.
A modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Pride and Prejudice” set in Cincinnati. “Eligible” comes to you from the author of “Prep,” Curtis Sittenfeld, hailed as one of our best contemporary chroniclers of class and caste.
Imogen Tate, editor in chief of “Glossy” magazine, finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen faces a choice–pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career.
Awakening in the hospital after a car crash believing that she is a single, twenty-five-year-old sales associate, Lexi discovers that she has lost three years in her life and she is married to a handsome millionaire, but her perfect new life soon begins to go awry.
In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life — when a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving her community reeling.
Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband’s death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women. If you like this one, you’ll love Moriarty’s other titles!
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. She still loves her husband, Neal, and he still loves her, deeply. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s ruined everything. Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts.
Addie Baum is born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine — a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter. It’s a beautiful story.