Books: The 6 Shades of Summer

The sun, the sand, the surf¦and a good book. Is the summer ever really the same without a few page turners stuffed in your beach bag? We say never.  From 1,100 mile treks to dirty, naughty sex¦these are our top six picks for your summer reading list!




Where We Belong – Emily Giffin

One of the best women writers of our generation, Emily Giffin returns this summer with heartwarming the story of super successful Marian Caldwell and the 18-year-old blast from the past who turns up on her doorstep to throw her perfect life into disarray. A story of life, love, and family bonds, this feel-good read will definitely leave you with a smile on your face.

Where We Belong


Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel – Sylvia Day

Loved 50 Shades of Grey? Then you’ll find a whole new level of obsession in Bared to You. The first book in the Crossfire trilogy, this heated look into the relationship between a naive university graduate and a rich and powerful advertising executive might not sound like the most original storyline but we can definitely fill the void where Christian Grey left off.

Crossfire Novels


Wild: From Lost to Found On The Pacific Crest Trail – Cheryl Strayed

If it is a story of courage and strength that you are looking for this summer, than look no further than Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild. The story of the 26-year-old woman’s journey to “find herself” and rebuild her life, brings readers along on her 1,100 mile solo trek along the Pacific Coast of America. Impressive? Yes. Inspiring? Beyond.



Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

If thrills and suspense is more your cup of summertime tea, then look no further than Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. The story of the wealthy Dunne couple, who are preparing to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary when Amy Dunne mysteriously vanishes from their home. Is her golden-boy husband to blame? You’ll have to read to find out¦

Gillian Flynn


Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) – Jenny Lawson

Be prepared to laugh until your in tears with this debut memoir from internet blogger Jenny Lawson. A hilarious sequence of the “let’s pretend this never happened” events that shaped her life, Lawson unique and bizarre journey is filled with laughable and cry-able moments that will keep you thoroughly entertained right to the very end.

Jenny Lawson


The Cottage at Glass Beach: A Novel – Heather Barbieri

Nothing like a good, classic romance to beat the heat. Let yourself escape with The Cottage at Glass Beach, the story of Nora Cunningham, a former political wife and doting mother, who escapes to Burke’s Island off the Maine coast, after her husbands scandalous affairs hit the press. As the magical island welcomes her home, Nora find the strength to grieve, to learn, and to fall in love once more.

Heather Barbieri

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