Grab your summer book and have a read on the beach, poolside, in a park, on a terrace or your own garden or balcony.
You may or may not start traveling again this summer. In both cases, a good book helps you relax and escape reality for a few hours. Besides, it’s a better use of your time than just scrolling through social media 😉
So how to pick a good summer book? A summer book captures your attention but is not too complicated or emotional (you don’t want to start sobbing at the beach!).
Check out this carefully curated list of 10 best fiction summer books for summer 2021.
This witty, romantic and sexy novel is about two writers, Eva and Shane, who meet at a book event. Their chemistry is undeniable, perhaps because of a whirlwind romantic week some 20 years ago. Since that week, they haven’t stopped writing to each other through their books. Now, they’ve got a second chance at love, will they make it this time?
College student Leda becomes obsessed with finding a classmate who disappeared after a wild party. But she is missing some parts from her memory of that night too. Especially what happened with Ian and her, who she went home with. As she falls deeper into the mystery, things start to make her wonder if she’s in danger too as Ian had a connection with the missing girl. Or is she the dangerous one?
Another beach book by Jennifer Weiner that will make the hours fly by. Daisy has a successful business, does fulfilling volunteer work and has a head full of discontent. Out of nowhere, she starts getting emails meant for a much more glam single woman, named Diana. It seems the fault of similar email addresses. The two women connect and it might have not been so coincidental as it seems.
Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara have not much in common besides their love of reading and wine. Until they found out they have a shared realization that none of their lives turned out how they thought it would. In an old carriage house-turned-bookstore, they find solace in one another when they laugh and fantasize about the things they want in life and their own versions of happily ever after.
Lila Macapagal moves back home after a terrible break-up where she’s tasked to run the failing family restaurant. In the meantime, she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties. When a nasty food critic – who’s also her ex-boyfriend – drops dead just moments after a confrontation with her, she swerves from being a chef to becoming a detective. Soon she finds her own neck on the chopping block…
Patrick is the beloved Gay uncle of his niece Maisie and nephew Grant, also known as GUP (Gay Uncle Patrick). He loves them too, but a week at a time is enough. When tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother, Patrick finds himself in the position of being their primary guardian. Patrick has no idea what to expect and is honestly overwhelmed with this new sense of responsibility.
Mona is a perfectionist millennial, former spelling bee champion and valedictorian of her college class has a perfect résumé and a wall filled with plaques and medals. But she’s broke, unemployed and back at home with her parents after she lost her Wall Street job during the 2008 economic crisis. At her mother’s urging, she joins a support group for job seekers, where Mona slowly begins to see that all is not lost and losing her Wall Street job may have been a blessing in disguise. Mona’s journey forces readers to confront the meaning of life, and how to be ready for those revelations.
After a decade-long relationship ends, thirty-something Noni Blake realizes she’s put herself last and wants to focus more on putting herself first — she wants more: more adventures, more joy, more romance, more pleasure, more everything. She decides it’s time to start living her life again and sets off on a pleasure-seeking quest. She goes travelling to Europe to track down the one that got away which turns out to be a trip with lots of mishaps, exploration of sexuality, friendships and self-discovery. This book is an easy read but thought-provoking as well.
This book is set in August 1983, Malibu and describes the 24 hours around a lavish end-of-summer party of the four famous Riva siblings: surfer and supermodel Nina, surfer champion Jay, photographer Hud and adored baby sister Kit. They’re all bringing their secrets to the party and by midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning the Riva mansion has gone up in flames, but before that the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generation will all rise to the surface.
If you know British royal history – or have watched The Crown – you know that King Edward VIII gave up his throne to marry Wallis Simpson. But there was another woman before Wallis: Lady Thelma Furness, daughter of an American diplomat who marries a British Viscount. Her husband introduces her to Edward and they start a love affair. When Thelma has to go back to New York to support her sister, she had never imagined the consequences that followed. There’s a lot of glamour and aristocracy in this historical fiction.
Let’s get started with the summer books
As I was preparing this list I couldn’t wait to start reading them all! Which one is first on your list? Leave your comment down below and don’t forget to share this article.