Well the summer of 2020 will sure be one to remember for many reasons! With so much going on, I have been enjoying escaping with a good book even more now than ever. I know there are many serious non fiction reads out there now however, I am going to stick with the easy, breezy summer reads I’ve been enjoying. These are perfect for a day at the beach or your relaxing staycation at home.
Easy, Breezy Summer Reads
Like a good legal thriller? The Best Friend (Adam Mitzner) is a suck you right in story about friendship, betrayal, marriage and a few legal trials. It kept me entertained and eager to learn the truth that comes out in the trial. What would you do if you thought your best friend might be a murderer? Available in paperback, kindle and audible.
Looking for something different? I just finished Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore. A “Good Morning America” book club pick. I listened to this one on audible on my walks and have to say, I walked a little bit extra just to hear the story. Due to a strange disorder, Oona finds herself “leaping” to different parts of her life every New Year’s Eve. She lives her life “out of order”. Sounds odd but so entertaining! It’s really a book about learning to live your life to the fullest and appreciate the people you have in it.
Looking for a mystery thriller? Long Bright River by Liz Moore is a police thriller about 2 sisters in a Philadelphia area rocked by the Opiod crisis. One sister a detective and the other a woman struggling with addiction. The character development is fantastic and the story line riveting. A heart pounding thriller that pulls at your heart strings.
This one made me laugh and cry. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle is really a story about life long friendships and true love. The main character has a premonition about her life in 5 years from the present and fights against fate to try to alter her experiences. It was happy and sad at the same time. What would you do if you got a glimpse of yourself in 5 years from now? Hard to put this one down.
I am currently reading 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand. She is the queen of beachy reads. I have loved her books for years. All take place on Nantucket Island where the author lives. I love the local charm and characters that feel familiar. We are brought into a love affair that is one weekend a year for 28 years in the style of “same time next year”. I am totally sucked into the web of twists and turns and cannot wait to find out how they are all connected.