Summer reading is something I truly look forward to. Throughout the year I keep a running list of recommendations from co-workers, friends and family and try to read as many as possible during the season. Below is a list of books I’d like to suggest – I’ve only read two of them thus far and just started my third. Enjoy!
by Etaf Rum
Currently my book club’s choice this month, I haven’t read yet but have heard great things about this author’s debut novel. Story line: three generations of women weigh family duty and desire in a conservative Palestinian community in Brooklyn. Looking forward to this one!
If you liked Yangsze Choo’s “The Night Tiger” you’ll like this!
by Jane Green
Always a great beach read, Jane recently debuted her 23rd book this summer! I had the pleasure of attending Jane’s first stop on the book tour and let me tell you, she is a hoot! This story transcends 3 close friends from their meeting in college to reconnecting at their 30th college reunion. Can their bond sustain a deep, dark secret that unravels…read, and find out!
If you liked Elin Hilderbrand’s “Barefoot” you’ll like this!
by Joanne Ramos
This book has received a lot of hype and because I love “The Handmaids Tale”, I was intrigued. The Farm is a place where young women are recruited to become surrogate mothers for wealthy clients. Critics argue that this book should be viewed as a character-driven exploration of race, immigrants, class, and reproductive rights in modern America, unlike the popular dystopian novel written by Margaret Atwood several decades ago.
If you liked Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” you’ll like this!
by Sarah Blake
Truth be told, I have not read this yet – my mom just gifted it to me and have on my nightstand, ready to go! Blake’s third novel weaves the history of the privileged Milton family, spans multi-generations and is set on Crockett’s Island of the coast of Maine.
If you liked Joyce Carol Oate’s “We Were the Mulvaneys” you’ll like this!
by Nicola Harrison
I’ve really started to get into historical fiction and had read the ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) last winter. As Nicola’s debut novel, I was quite impressed with how this book just grabbed me from the beginning. Set in Montauk Long Island in the late 30’s, this story of a couple who spend their summer at a resort and their relationship is tested.
If you liked Martha Hall Kelly’s “Lost Roses” you’ll like this!
I hope these suggestions encourage you to grab a book, sit on a beach (or not…) and enjoy a good read this summer!