What We’re Reading: The Beach Edition

Four books we can't wait to read on the beach this summer

‘Tis the season to lounge on the beach, binge-reading to your heart’s content! From modern chick lit to engrossing psychological thrillers, there are a ton of titles calling my name right now. Here are four books I can’t wait to read this summer.

1. An insightful look at the highs and lows of a complex, decades-long friendship, Rich and Pretty follows two childhood best friends in New York City who are struggling to maintain their bond as they enter their thirties and life pulls them in different directions.

2. Described as an “unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist” and a “heartwarming tale of friendship and demonic possession,” My Best Friend’s Exorcism won me over immediately based on the back cover alone. High school drama, dark humor, and supernatural thrills make an excellent combo!

3. I know, I know, The Girls is on everybody’s summer must-read list. But I started it yesterday, and just as the Manson-like cult in the book seduces 14-year-old Evie, Emma Cline’s debut novel is totally reeling me in.

4. Teo Avelar is not your average medical student. For one thing, his only friend is a cadaver. And when he falls in love with Clarice, Teo kidnaps her and embarks on a road trip across Brazil in a misguided (and terrifying) effort to convince her they belong together. Part macabre thriller, part demented love story, Perfect Days sounds utterly compelling.

What’s on your reading list this summer? Any suggestions for a great beach book? I’d love to hear your recommendations!

♥ Mil


What We’re Reading

Summer is indisputably the best time of year to catch up on reading. The days are long, the weather is beautiful, all the good tv shows are on hiatus, and you long to be outside even if you don’t really have anything to do out there. Well, just grab a book and a beach towel and voilà, you’re all set! Here are a few of the titles on our must-read list this summer.

What We're Reading


1. Looking for a mystery that’s both old-fashioned and high-tech? Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore delivers with geeky puzzles, conspiracy theories, a genuine love of books, and the pursuit of immortality.

2. A castaway story for the modern age, The Martian is about an astronaut whose crew unknowingly leaves him behind on Mars. He’s forced to fight for survival and find a way to contact Earth while facing starvation, mechanical failures, and the most profound sense of isolation any human has ever experienced. (Soon to be a movie starring Matt Damon!)

3. Orhan’s Inheritance is our next book club pick! Following the bizarre death of his grandfather, Orhan sets out to answer questions about his family; what he discovers spans from the Ottoman Empire to 1990s Los Angeles, and has the potential to completely unravel his family’s legacy.

4. What better time for explosive secrets to come to light than right before you get married? The literary equivalent of a light yet satisfying rom-com, Eight Hundred Grapes kicks off with Georgia Ford fleeing to her family’s winery days before her wedding. But don’t worry, the drama is just beginning.

5. In the years following a heist gone wrong, Unbecoming slowly untangles the story of an American expat in Paris as she fixates on her youth, the mistakes she’s made, and the two men she left behind.

Have you read any good books lately? We’d love to hear your recommendations!

♥ Mil

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