The New York Times bestselling author Jane Green was recently on NBC’s TODAY sharing her summer reading list. From intriguing fiction to YA and nonfiction, her summer recommendations are not to be missed. Don’t forget to add Green’s The Sunshine Sisters, now out in paperback, to your beach bag this summer!

My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley

“A smart, funny, beautifully-written comedy of manners about a middle-aged gay man who finds himself suddenly embroiled back in the life of his ex-wife as they try to figure out their relationship. It’s a feel-good lovely book that will please everyone.”

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Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

“Her first book, Allegedly, was a huge bestseller, and this one is just as wonderful. When Claudia’s best friend Monday disappears without a trace, Claudia can’t get any answers. As the story progresses we realize Monday’s life wasn’t what it seemed, and the gripping plot line is filled with social issues like class, race and abuse. Beautifully done and utterly compelling.”

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein

“A delicious, and surprisingly sexy peek into the fast-paced behind the scenes of the Obama administration. Funny and fast-paced, with excellent insider knowledge.”

Little Big Love by Katy Regan

“Poignant and beautiful, we meet 10-year-old Zac who is determined to find his real father and reunite him with his mother. It’s a sweet, uplifting perfect read for the summer.”

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