It’s time to put your holds on those summer reads before it is pool and beach weather. If you liked The Girl on the Train or The Woman in the Window, request Tangerine by Christine Mangan. Set in Morocco in the 1950s, it revolves around a young woman traumatized by a tragic accident and her former college roommate. This title feels almost gothic in nature. It’s complete with deep regret, mysterious happenings including severed auto brakes, and the beautiful yet foreboding Moroccan landscape. It will make a great film someday. In this same vein, try Jessica Knoll’s mystery, The Favorite Sister. The story revolves around a reality show in which two sisters are competing against each other and ends in murder. It’s called “darkly comic” and “razor sharp” by Publisher’s Weekly.
Do you enjoy a lighter story? Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with another hilarious satire of the uber-rich. In Rich People Problems: a novel, Grandmother Su Yi is on her deathbed and all, and I mean all, of her relatives descend to “take care of her,” but really are staking out their claims to her vast fortune and estate in Singapore. Would you enjoy an uplifting story? Try This is me : loving the person you are today by Chrissy Metz of This is Us fame. Metz’ memoir chronicles her ups and downs, but also provides empowering messages for today’s woman.
No summer is complete without reading a story set at the beach. Mary Kay Andrews releases May 8th her High Tide Club, a book about regret, redemption, and, even murder. At the end of her life, American heiress, Josephine Warrick, want to make amends to her long lost friends and enlists the aid of Brooke Trappnell to do so. Mary Alice Monroe also shares a beach-themed tale this summer. Her Beach House Reunion releases May 22nd and features the Rutledge family from her earlier beach series. Three generations of the Rutledge family gather at the family’s beach house on Isle of Palms. It’s an inspiring story of the power of family as the Rutledges forge new bonds for the future. Happy Beach Reading!