As the temperatures get warmer, all we want to do is grab a new book and a tall glass of iced tea. If you’re looking forward to summer’s newest reads like we are, this is the perfect list to get you started on your reading ventures.
The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen
Josie and Frank are the stereotypical couple raising two young daughters. But life comes to a roaring halt when Josie comes across nine words on Frank’s phone that will shatter their marriage. Desperate to find the truth, Josie will do whatever she has to do in order to save her family.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Stella is a mathematician who brings her no-nonsense approach to life to the dating world by hiring an escort to teach her about dating. But will the pair be strictly business or will they find something resembling love?
Sick by Porochista Khakpour
Porochista has always been sick. Her life has been filled with doctors, medication and uncertainty. When she finally gets a diagnosis for her never-ending health problems, she has to find a way to accept it and figure out what comes next.
Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Armstrong delves into how the cultural sensation of Sex and the City changes societal perceptions of women, sex and relationships for everyone. For fans of Sex and the City, this book is the perfect companion for a weekend binge.
How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson
Kate Reddy is a supermom by all standards. Now that her kids are teenagers, her parents are getting older and her husband is having a midlife crisis, Kate begins to think that it may be the perfect time to return to the hedge fund she founded.
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Rafiq and Layla left India to raise their three children in America. But finding their own ways of adapting to the move has caused the family to fall apart. As they reunite for their eldest daughter’s wedding, the family will come face-to-face with just how different they have all become.
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering
Lucy and Stephen both have baggage when they meet at their small California college. In Tell Me Lies, readers get to see the true difficulties of their romance from college and after and what happens when secrets are revealed.
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
A collaboration between 15 bestselling authors, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is a collection of reimagined stories from East and South Asian mythology. These stories walk readers through a range of emotions and guides them through important life lessons.
Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky
When she causes a car accident that kills her daughter and ruins her marriage and friendships, Mackenzie Cooper moves away and reinvents herself as Maggie Reid, a professional makeup artist. Now, her new friend’s son is under fire for hacking and Maggie must decide if she should seek distance from them to protect herself or stand by them.
Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
Frances’s life is all about her son. When he is accepted into a prestigious private school, she finds herself desperate to fit in. The only friend she makes however is Kate, and since one of them is secretly a murderer, the friendship will be put to the ultimate test.
No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol
No One Tells You This follows Glynnis MacNicol as she discovers how to live her best life outside of the expectations society puts on her. Childless and unmarried, Glynnis sets out to figure out what she wants now that she is 40.
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Suzette and Alex love their precious daughter Hanna. She is the apple of her daddy’s eye but struggles to connect with her mother. Which is why she has been plotting to kill her and have Daddy all to herself. Will Alex wake up to his daughter’s twisted games before she accomplishes the unthinkable or will the family be ruined forever by the acts of one devious young girl?
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Five years ago, the entire cheer squad from Sunnybrook High died in a series of tragedies – everything from car accidents to murder and suicide. Monica’s sister was one of the cheerleaders to die and she is desperate to forget. But, while the cheerleaders may be dead, someone out there knows why it happened, and Monica fears she may be the center of it all.
Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey
Sarah has just kidnapped five-year-old Emma for reasons she believes are worth the risk of getting caught. As a nationwide manhunt for the child begins, Emma’s mother starts to reevaluate just how badly she really wants her daughter back.
She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell
Wealth and entitlement run rampant among the students at the prestigious Odell School. But when someone is murdered on campus, the students and faculty alike have to ask if the school and its environment of privilege is good for any of them.
The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting
Ethan broke Lilah’s heart when he left her to focus on his hockey career. Now, eight years later, he wants the good old days back and thinks he needs Lilah to get there. But Lilah begins to question his motives about getting back together as she feels that there’s something not right with their situation.
The Bucket List by Georgia Clark
When Lacey Whitman discovers she has a very high chance of developing breast cancer, she decides to create a “boob bucket list” with her friends. She spends the next year exploring her body and her sexuality to come to terms with the possibility of saying goodbye to her breasts.
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
When a picturesque inn gets hit by a blizzard, the guests settle in for a long stay. Suddenly the romantic setting turns terrifying when not one, but three bodies turn up dead. Amidst the chaos, guests have to figure out what is happening and they’ll have to do it quick because the killer is still on the loose.