Summer is finally here and I thought I would share my summer reading list! I love to read, and have been really getting back into it. Here is my summer reading list for 2021. I have included Amazon links to all of the books as well.
Summer Reading List
1. One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
A plus-size fashion blogger is asked to go on a bachelorette type show. Two things I love: the blogging world + the bachelor so I am so excited for this book!
2. Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
A love story in New York City about Maya and Jamie who come from two completely different worlds. It has great reviews and doesn’t look like a typical love story.
3. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Set in the 1980’s in Malibu, the Riva siblings throw their annual end of summer party, with it ending with the house in flames, and filled with drama and secrets. I have heard great things about Taylor Jenkins Reid other books, and I am so excited for this fun summer read.
4. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Jack and Kate meet at a party and quickly become infatuated with one another. Then Kate dies, but that is not where the story ends. This book is about time travel, and what Jack is willing to do in order to save those closest to him.
5. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
This thriller is about a woman who is unable to leave her home. This book leaves you wondering what is real and nothing is what it seems.
6. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
This book sounds so different to all the rest on my summer reading list. A hostage negotiator is shocked to learn his daughter is being held hostage inside a women’s reproductive center. The book follows what brought each individual to be in that place on this fateful day.
7. If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin
A police case that seems open and shut is anything but. A young high school football player’s life hangs in the balance, and the suspect, a fellow high school student is plastered over social media as would be killer. Is he really guilty though? This book is told from a variety of viewpoints, and shows the lengths people will go to protect themselves.
8. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Another thriller to add to your summer reading list. A fifteen year old girl goes missing, and ten years later her mother, Laurel meets a man with a daughter who is hauntingly similar to her own. This raises unanswered questions that haunt Laurel about what really happened to her daughter.
9. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
Jack and Grace are inseparable, and while they seem like the perfect couple, no one really knows what goes on behind closed doors.
10. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Chase Andrews is found dead in a small North Carolina town, everyone assumes its the Marsh Girl, Kya. This novel has mystery, romance, and interesting characters, and I have heard nothing but good things so I had to add it to my summer reading list.
11. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
A young black babysitter is accused of kidnapping a white child when she takes her out grocery shopping late at night. This is a story about race and privilege, and a surprising connection between babysitter and employer that threatens to undo them both.
12. The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose
Sarah, a successful attorney finds herself defending her husband, who has been accused of murdering his mistress in their summer home.
13. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I have heard nothing but good things about this book! Evelyn Hugo is an old-school Hollywood actress, who has had seven husbands. She has finally decided to share her life story with the world, and it is full of twists and turns.
14. Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
This sounds like the perfect beach read, set in Cape Cod. Six years after their friendship has ended, Drue comes back into Daphne’s life with a favor to ask, that she be her maid of honor. The book explores the complexities of friendship, and figuring out what is most important.
15. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
When food poisoning hits everyone at a wedding, there is a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive and her nemesis Ethan have to attend together. The two have to spend ten days pretending to be in love in Maui, with Olive beginning to feel like she is the luckiest girl in the world. This beach read is a must for any summer reading list.
16. Beach Read by Emily Henry
Two authors that are polar opposites are spending the summer in neighboring beach towns, both trying to write their next hit novels. The blurb says, “Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.”
17. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
Two best friends Alex and Poppy have taken a vacation together every summer for one week, until two years ago when everything was ruined. Poppy convinces Alex to take one last vacation with her to make it right, and he agrees, giving Poppy a week to fix everything.
18. The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
Set off the New England coast in the 1950’s, this is a story about love, class and power. This book screams summer reading list, and I’m super excited to read it.
19. Startup by Doree Shafrir
Set in NYC, Startup is a story about love, money, ambition, and a start-up tech company. This book has so many good reviews and sounds different from what I usually read.
20. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
I read The Guest List by Lucy Foley and really enjoyed it, so I’m excited to read another one of her books. It is a thriller about 9 friends and one of them ends up dead on New Year’s Day, and one of the friends committed the murder.
That’s my summer reading list! Let me know any other books I must add to my summer reading list below. As always, thanks for reading!
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