Robin Kall, the “fairy book mother,” loves nothing more than talking about the books that are exciting her most on her radio talk show, “Reading with Robin.” This successful book lover and entertainment queen let She Reads in on her top five summer reading picks. We can’t wait to dive into this fun list.
The High Season by Judy Blundell
Ruthie Beamish knows that everything will work out as long as she keeps the family’s Long Island beach home. However, keeping the home comes with more obstacles than she expected and she must rent it out over the summer. When the new tenant starts creating problems in Ruthie’s life, and her job is at risk, she decides to fight back. It is one summer that will change everything.
When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
With a title inspired by When Harry Met Sally, Camille Perri’s new romantic comedy is all about two women who find love in the most unexpected place: a negotiating table. Katie has just been dumped by the man she thought was the love of her life when she meets confident New Yorker, Cassidy. With a spark that neither of the women can ignore, they begin a whirlwind relationship that will teach them new things about themselves and what it means to truly be in love.
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
Willa Drake has not had the most exciting life, so for reasons she doesn’t understand, she jumps at the change to move across country to take care of a young mother she has never met. The impulsive decision will give her the opportunity to be a part of something more. Clock Dance brings hope, family and a chance for new beginnings to the forefront, making it a feel-good read of summer.
Providence by Caroline Kepnes
This mysterious new novel from Caroline Kepnes follows multiple storylines that will give you the chills. Jon and Chloe were the best of friends and he was just about to declare his love to her when he is kidnapped. Four years later, Jon returns, hoping to reconnect with Chloe. But when he realizes that he will hurt everyone he loves with a strange new power he possesses, Jon leaves again, in search of answers. Meanwhile, in Providence, Rhode Island, otherwise healthy and happy college students are turning up dead and one detective will have to go to extremes to figure out who or what is causing this epidemic.
My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley
David’s much younger boyfriend has just dumped him, he is frustrated with his job, and the carriage house he rents has just been sold. What’s a guy to do? When David unexpectedly hears from Julie, his ex-wife of 30 years, he heads east to help her sort out problems with her teenage daughter, Mandy. The two find themselves right back where they began, being best friends and living under the same roof. Will they be able to fix what was broken between them long ago to create a new relationship?
(feature image photo of Robin courtesy of Lisa Tener)