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5 Must-Read Books for Summer

Posted by: Mira Roberts
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Summer is heating up, and that means long days spent beside the pool or on the beach with a good book! Summer is the season for relaxation, travel and catching up on your ever-growing reading list. After a busy winter and spring, you may be planning a staycation or a few quiet, restful saturday afternoons spent cozied up at home. We’ve searched out 5 books that will perfectly complement any of your summer, down-time plans, and each of them is a must-read!

Whether you prefer memoir, mystery, romance or a little bit of everything, we’re certain there’s a story for you in these 5 books we love. Sweeping family sagas, sequels to your long-time favorite novels and a classic story about a man’s last few months of life along The Stampede Trail in Alaska will stimulate you, inspire you and leave you feeling transported to new worlds this summer!

Cozy up indoors or cool off beside the pool this summer with any one of these must-read books we love, and cheers to a season of relaxation at home!

Three Junes
This ultimate summer novel is the debut novel by Julia Glass and takes place across Greece, Scotland, Greenwich Village and Long Island. Detailing the story of a Scottish family as they face the complexities, joy and heartache of varying love stories, this book is a must-read for summer.

Into the Wild
John Krakauer’s famous 1996 novel detailing the story of Christopher McCandless’ life and final trek along the Stampede Trail in Alaska is spell-binding, poetic and intense, all at once. This international bestseller is lauded by critics and taught in both high school and college reading curriculums, and will make for a perfect summer read for both you and the teenagers in your life.

Under the Tuscan Sun
In the spirit of Peter Mayle’s, A Year in Provence, Frances Mayes tells an enchanting story about the “life, traditions and cuisine” of Tuscany, Italy in this New York Times Bestseller. When Frances travels to Tuscany to restore an abandoned villa, she discovers a magical world of taste, touch, smell and the pleasures of Italian life. A truly inspiring and delicious novel, you’ll be swept away in no time!

Beautiful Ruins
This breathtaking novel by Jess Walter details the story of a dying starlet, the young man who once loved her and the lives of those connected to them over the course of 50 years along an Italian coastline. Fascinating, heart-wrenching and filled with unexpected twists and turns, this book will pull you in from the first page!

When Life Gives You Lululemons
Lauren Weisberger is back with another novel about Emily Charlton from The Devil Wears Prada, but now she’s living in Greenwich, Connecticut and trying to find her way as an image consultant. Guest appearances by Miranda Priestly and Weisberger’s telltale wit and charm make this book another must read for those who once loved and worshipped The Devil Wears Prada.

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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 

 

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