Now that the weather is finally nice, a hammock, a book and a glass of wine sounds like absolute perfection to us! A relaxing afternoon reading in the backyard or at the cottage on the dock is the perfect way to relax and unwind. From Oprah's top picks, to the hottest celeb's favourites, we've listed our top summer reads! If you haven't already noticed, we love a good suspense! We have only heard good things about these books and are dying to read them this summer! Perfect for the dock with a glass of rosé. Hope you enjoy! XX.
From the same author as the bestseller Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll has just released a new wildly entertaining addition to her top sellers, The Favourite Sister. This is what every celeb is reading right now! It's one of those books that you can't put down! A story of two reality television sisters, in a cast of five self-made women. From backstabbing behaviour, to lies and betrayal, the rivalry between the Courtney sisters runs deep. This murder mystery is one that you won't be able to put down this summer! Definitely a binge-worthy cottage pick. An absolute nail biter that is at the top of our list this season!
The Perfect Mother, named one of the most anticipated books of the summer, by Vanity Fair, is at the top of our list this season! It's set to be a major motion picture, starring Kerry Washington. This suspenseful novel, written by Aimee Mollary, centres around a group of new mothers living in Brooklyn, New York. Every week they meet up for some much needed adult time. During a weekly meet up, one of the character's baby is abducted from his crib. This thriller centers around mystery, lies, secrets, friendships and marriage. This sounds like an intense mystery that we are dying to read!
At the top of Oprah's must-read summer novels, An American Marriage is the story of a newlywed couple, a young executive and a thriving young artist. When they start to settle into married life and their new routine together, Roy (husband) is convicted of a crime he did not commit and sentenced to twelve years in prison. Celestial takes comfort in her childhood friend and begins a relationship with him. After five years, her husband is Roy's conviction is overturned and he is released from prison early. An American Marriage shares the story of a heartfelt love triangle and described a twist on the traditional love story, sounds the perfect summer read to us!
This chilling novel is based on the findings from Michelle McNamara, a crime journalist who desperately tracked down Pat Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the "Golden State Killer". McNamara tragically died investigating this case. I'll Be Gone in The Dark focuses on her findings and her actual work that was done on the case. McNamara started the book, however after her death her husband Patt Oswalt, lead colleague and researcher finished the book. This true crime classic is a compelling and suspenseful read that creates a clear snapshot in American history. An absolute must if you're interested in the crime genre!
If you haven't noticed already, most of the books on our summer reading list are suspenseful and a little heavier of a read. However, if you want something light and easy that doesn't make you think too deeply into a topic while reading, one of our absolute favourites that was published quite some time ago, is Tina Fey's Bossypants. It came out a few years ago, however we could read this book over and over again. It's raw, witty and not to mention hilarious. We love Tina Fey in comedies, SNL and found her writing style to be refreshing. Her "tell it like it is" attitude is humorous and makes for a light and uplifting read! If you haven't read Bossypants already, this is a classic for a light and easy summer read!