Hitting the beach this July 4? Here are the books you need to download:
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Written by a magazine editor, Luckiest Girl Alive has drawn comparisons to Gone Girl, but I’m halfway thru so far it’s more like Prep meets Devil Wears Prada. Which is to say, it’s a captivating read, for this former magazine editor.
The Ladies of Managua by Eleni N. Gage
Written by another former magazine editor, The Ladies of Managua is the family drama of the summer. It is told from the perspective of three women, a grandmother, a mother and her daughter who have a reunion in Nicaragua after the grandfather dies. The mother-daughter relationships are beautifully written and remind me why I was nervous to have a daughter of my own.
In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
When Judy Blume comes out with her first book in 16 years, you know you’re going to read it, no matter what it’s about. In this case, it is the aftermath of three plane crashes near New Jersey in the 1950s (a real event that inspired the novel). It’s told from many different points of view, something readers on GoodReads criticize. Will I still read it? Yes, I will.
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Described as Kate Middleton-fan fiction, The Royal We lands on this book because of the wit and intellect of its authors, the dynamic duo behind the Fug Girls. There writing is sharp and on trend–and has a surprising amount of hear. I’m sure this novel that follows the romance of American Bec and Nick, the future king of England will take less than a weekend to read, but what a fun weekend that will be!
What’s on your summer reading list? I would love to know!