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Here’s our ideal summer set up: We’re posted up in a lounge chair, looking out at the ocean. To our left is a table with a fruity frozen drink we were kind of embarrassed to order and a tube of sunscreen, because we’re responsible adults. On our lap is a book that’s quick to read and entertaining as hell. Here, 30 summery new novels that fit the bill.
Four generations of women reunite in their crumbling family mansion in Connecticut for a dramatic summer of family, secrets and sisterhood. Buy the book
This razor-sharp debut story collection tackles everything from growing up as the daughter of Indian immigrants to awkward conversations with bikini waxers. Buy the book
Rachel and Fiona treasured their summers together as campers at Camp Marigold. Years later they’re reunited as counselors, but their relationship is more complicated. Buy the book
For year-round Nantucket resident Darcy, Memorial Day means a sudden onslaught of people. Juggling two men she’s interested in, she’s thrown for a loop when her ex-husband rents the house next door. Buy the book
An expert in loving-kindness meditation, gives us tools to create deeper relationships using meditation techniques and mindfulness exercises. (To be done poolside.) Buy the book
In this hilariously raunchy and absurd story, a woman moves into a trailer park of senior citizens, where her roommates are her father and Diane—an extremely lifelike sex doll. Buy the book
A funny and poignant YA novel about that fun and eye-opening summer between high school and college. Buy the book
Calling all Outlander fans: In this story collection Gabaldon dives deeper into the lives of side characters like Lord John Grey and Master Raymond. Buy the book
Twitter sensation Oxford waxes hilarious about everything from stalking her husband on an accidental date with another man to almost getting swept up into a tornado. Buy the book
From the author of Crazy Rich Asians comes an equally entertaining story about the unconventional Shang-Young family as they rush to the deathbed of their ailing matriarch. Buy the book
In this essay collection, movie producer Nevins covers everything from working in a male-dominated industry to coping when your adult children won’t return your calls. Buy the book
A summer-breezy novel about two former spouses who remarry and create new families but refuse to give up the beach house they once owned together. Buy the book
Part memoir, part social history, Miller’s book is a powerful and relatable examination of how and why we try to control our bodies with food. Buy the book
A woman finds out that her grandmother willed her a bed-and-breakfast. Reluctant at first, she takes on the task of sorting through dust and memories to uncover her family history. Buy the book
Spanning her childhood, Olympic triumph and transition, Jenner's memoir dives deeper into the life of someone whose every move has been picked apart for the better part of a decade. Buy the book
In this novel, four estranged friends put their differences aside to work together to regain control of their renovation-slash-reality TV show, Do Over. Buy the book
When she was 12 years old, Maeve was bitten by a shark. Eighteen years later, she’s a marine biologist who feels more comfortable with her animal subjects than she does her human counterparts. Buy the book
Two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during WWI and an unconventional American socialite—are brought together in this gripping work of historical fiction. Buy the book
The queen of beach reads, Green’s back with the story of three distant sisters who are called home by their sick mother. There, old jealousies are confronted and unanticipated bonds are formed. Buy the book
A woman moves to Southampton to be with her wealthy boyfriend, expecting bliss. She doesn’t expect having to navigate a society where no one is who they say they are. Buy the book
A brainy Oxford student discovers the dead body of a classmate and embarks on a glamorous and sinister investigation to find the killer. Buy the book
Jacks’s marriage is already on the rocks when she gets the news that her husband died in an accident—with another woman. Along with that woman’s fiancé, she sets out to find the truth. Buy the book
In Prohibition-era Cocoa Beach, Florida, love, betrayal and redemption—along with rumrunners and scoundrels—are par for the course. Buy the book
A widowed woman makes peace with the past and settles into life with her daughter in a sleepy coastal town. That is, until a mysterious package arrives and turns everything on its head. Buy the book
An enlightening inside look at the wine industry, with peeks into underground tasting groups, exclusive restaurants, mass-market wine factories and even a neuroscientist’s office. Buy the book
One summer in South Carolina, two couples begin an unlikely friendship that lasts 20 years and sees them through triumph, heartbreak and everything in between. Buy the book
A woman summons her three grown children to the family beach house to celebrate their father’s 80th birthday, where she attempts to mend relationships that have frayed over the years. Buy the book
In the latest from summertime staple Hilderbrand, twins Harper and Tabitha’s similarities end at their appearance. Then, after more than a decade apart, they switch lives in an attempt to save their splintered family. Buy the book
A woman hires two private investigators to follow her husband, but when he turns up dead, his wife is the main suspect. The P.I.s uncover small town scandals and long-kept secrets to keep their client out of jail. Buy the book
Because don’t you always just wish you were on vacation with David Sedaris anyway? Buy the book
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