Books for the Beach
Books for the Beach!
The summer heat calls for juicy new reads to add to your beach bag. The options are endless – so, to make it easy we’ve rounded up the best books of the season. From humour, to romance, family and friendship, we’ve picked something for everyone!
This summer, throw down your beach towel, grab a mojito and relax with a great read.
I Had A Nice Time and other lies… by The Betches
The New York Times bestselling authors of Nice Is Just a Place in France, creators of Betches.com and the hilarious Instagram account @Betches are back! This group targets the millennial female by writing like us, and talking about topics most of us care about. I Had A Nice Time focuses on the modern world of dating, specifically online dating apps that we’ve all had the (dis)pleasure of experiencing, motivating you to get out of that social desperation and find the partner of your dreams.
We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley
Catherine West lives a very pristine life: Owns a home in Manhattan, collects fine art, has a passion for expensive clothing, and has an abundance of friends and family. This, however, does not dismiss her loneliness. After several failed relationships, Catherine meets William Stockton, a wealthy and handsome man who meets all the right standards. Overtime, Catherine begins to notice strange things about William, and is growing more and more curious about his bizarre behavior. As she continues to encounter all of these strange signs surrounding him, she is faced with the decision to sacrifice her perfect relationship and dig deeper into his past to find out what he is hiding.
Why We Came To The City by Kristopher Jansma
On the brink of the economy collapsing in 2008, those living in the city were having the time of their lives. A group of friends, who moved to Manhattan to live out their dreams, are doing just that; Social gatherings, great jobs, building their lives in an ever-growing and glamourous city, until it all comes to a halt and they are forced to revaluate their aspirations. The read explores different relationships and friendships, built on ambition, passion, hope, and love.
The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline
The Girls is a loosely focused fictional novel on the Charles Manson cult. It focuses on Evie Boyd, a Northern California girl drawn to a group of hippy-esque girls. Evie meets Suzanne, and is instantly mesmerized by her care-free attitude and dangerous aura. Suzanne introduces her to the circle, and brings her to their run down ranch, hidden in the hills. As Evie starts to separate from her family and every day activities and spend more time at the ranch, she becomes increasingly obsessed with fitting into this group. She doesn’t realize that she is coming very close to unthinkable violence.
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
For those of us with siblings, it’s easy to feel protective and unconditionally loyal to them, even when that relationship is difficult. When siblings are forced to deal with a rogue sibling who makes bad decisions, how far does the loyalty lie? When Leo Plumb is confronted by his siblings, Melody, Beatrice and Jack, regarding their now endangered trust fund, due to his inability to stay sober, friction in the family begins to arise. All four siblings, living very different lives, now have to deal with the fact that they may not receive the funds they were entitled to due to their brother’s big mistake. The Nest explores what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of our lives, and the tense but unbreakable ties we have with our families.
Intrusion: by Mary McCluskey
Dealing with the loss of a child is something no parent should ever have to go through, but when Kat and Scott Hamilton are faced with this fate, they cope in different ways, driving them apart. To make matters worse, a past acquaintance and unwelcome face from Kat’s past reappears and makes life even harder for the couple. Sarah Cherrington throws Kat and Scotts already failing marriage into a tailspin and get caught up in her devious games.