Not much is better than camping out in a sunny spot with a cold drink in hand and great book to dive into. This summer, our list of books to read is a mile long. Here are a few at the top:
‘Rich People Problems’ by Kevin Kwan
By the same author as ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ Kevin Kwan writes another hilarious novel of “a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia’s greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.”
‘Perennials‘ by Mandy Berman
Bringing you right back to the feeling of summer camp, “this highly anticipated coming-of-age novel delivers the perfect sunny trifecta: summer camp drama, growing pains, and the enduring power of female friendships.”
‘How to Fall in Love With Anyone‘ by Mandy Len Catron
“An insightful, charming, and absolutely fascinating memoir from the author of the popular New York Times essay, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” (one of the top five most popular New York Times pieces of 2015) explores the romantic myths we create and explains how they limit our ability to achieve and sustain intimacy.”
‘Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body‘ by Roxane Gay
In her memoir, the incredible Roxane Gay “casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.”
‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine‘ by Gail Honeyman.
“Smart, warm, uplifting, ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes, the only way to survive is to open your heart.” Also, we know we need to hurry up and read this one before the movie starring Reese Witherspoon arrives in theaters.
‘We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays‘ by Samantha Irby
In this collection of essays Samantha Irby covers just about everything. “Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets, to explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette—she’s “35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something”—detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father’s ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms—hang in there for the Costco loot—she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.”
‘Woman No. 17‘ by Edan Lepucki
“A mother of two boys hires a nanny so that she can work on her memoir, but the nanny has a secret project of her own. Darkly comic, twisty and tense, this mesmerizing new novel defies expectation and proves Edan Lepucki to be one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation.”
What are you reading this summer?