5 Sizzling Summer Reads

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There are few things better than tucking in with a good book on a lazy summer day. Here, five reads for porch, patio, pool or wherever you may find yourself.


A CERTAIN AGE (Harper Collins) by Beatriz Williams

Set against the roaring twenties and the giddy decadence of Gatsby’s New York, this reinterpretation of Richard Strauss’s comic opera Der Rosenkavalier tells the story of an influential society woman of a certain age who falls in love with “the Boy,” a much younger aviator and hero of the Great War. Their free-spirited affair becomes anything but when Boy falls for another woman, resulting in a love triangle and the accidental discovery of a tragic family secret.

TRULY, MADLY, GUILTY (Flatiron) by Liane Moriarty

This book is a good bet for the beach — and chances are you’ll want to devour it in one sitting. From the best selling author of Big Little Lies comes this story about three seemingly happy families, whose lives are changed forever after what was meant to be just another ordinary weekend barbecue in suburban Sydney.

Publication date: July 26, 2016

HEROES OF THE FRONTIER (Knopf) by Dave Eggers

A thwarted American dream and an Alaskan wilderness serve as backdrop to this story of a mother who flees a failed marriage and career in suburban Ohio and takes her young children to the vast open spaces of Alaska to start over in a rambling, rented RV called Chateau.

Publication date: July 30, 2016

INVINCIBLE SUMMER (Little Brown) by Alice Adams

Four British university friends, once inseparable, drift apart over the decades until broken hearts and disappointing careers bring them back together again in ways they don’t expect. The book’s title is inspired by Camus: “In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there lay within me an invincible summer.”

I SEE YOU (Sphere) by Claire Mackintosh

A British woman sees her own photo in an ad in the classified section of a London newspaper, but has no idea who took it or why it is there. When other women begin showing up in the same ad, only later to become victims of violent crime, unease turns to full-on paranoia. With the help of a policeman, she tries to unravel the ad’s twisted purpose and find the person who seems to be tracking her every move.

Publication date: July 28, 2016

What are you reading? Let us know in the comments!