Elizabeth Entenman loves books, dogs and all things donuts. As the Hello Giggles Books Editor, she spends her time lost in the pages of the best new books and we have her exclusive summer reading list to share. These gems will keep you hooked all summer long.

The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen

The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen

We all have those “what if” moments, but what happens when you come face to face with yours? Josie is a happily married mother of two when she inadvertently discovers that her adoring husband has a devastating secret. The Ever After follows Josie through her journey to discover the truth and what that means for her family. This juicy drama will keep you engaged and guessing.

Trans Like Me- Conversations for All of Us by C.N. Lester

Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us by CN Lester

Trans Like Me is a combination of memoir and thought-provoking educational guide. CN Lester takes you through the journey of coming to their terms of gender identity as well as the emotional and social implications. While it may not have been the intention, this book serves as a Trans 101 guide. You’ll want to buy a copy for all your friends, whether they “get it” or not.

How Hard Can It Be A Novel by Allison Pearson

How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson

Allison Pearson’s How Hard Can It Be? picks up about seven years after the delightful I Don’t Know How She Does It. Her young children have evolved into complicated teenagers and her husband is immersed in a crisis all his own. As she approaches her 50th birthday, she decides it’s time to restart her career, expecting to jump in right where she left off. How hard can it be remains to be seen, though it will certainly be hilarious.

Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis by Violet Ramos Stiel

Ghostbuster’s Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis by Violet Ramis Stiel

Being the child of a celebrated actor and comedian sounds like a dream; famous people around all the time, fancy parties and unlimited bank accounts. While some of this may have been true, Violet Ramis Stiel emerged from her unusual childhood unscathed and with some heartwarming (and some eyebrow-raising) tales of her life with her famous father.

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri

Just on the other side of a bad breakup, Katie Daniels is trying to throw herself into her work when she meets someone that piques her curiosity. Isn’t it always when you’re not looking for someone that they mysteriously appear in such a way that they cannot be ignored? When Katie meets Cassidy there is an immediate connection, and in the time you spend getting to know them as they traverse their path to what “happy” means to them, you’ll have a hard time coming up for a breath.

(feature image illustration courtesy of Anna Buckley and Elizabeth Entenmann)