Ramy's Summer Beach Reads
There's no better season to dive into with a good book than the summer. Whether you're killing time on the Jitney to the Hamptons, lounging by the pool or relaxing with your toes in the sand, here are the books we're loving this summer.
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
New from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person.
(Summary courtesy of elizabethgilbert.com)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
From New York Times bestselling nature writer Delia Owens, a debut novel about an unforgettable young woman making her way alone in the wilds of North Carolina.
In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a profound coming of age story and haunting mystery. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the child within us, while also subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
(Summary courtesy of deliaowens.com)
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
(Summary courtesy of sarahpekkanen.com)
Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen
New York City is filled with opportunities for single girls like Alice Weiss, who leaves her small midwestern town to chase her big-city dreams and unexpectedly lands the job of a lifetime working for the first female editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.
While pressure mounts at the magazine, Alice struggles not to lose sight of her own dreams as she’s swept up into a glamorous world of five-star dinners, lavish parties, and men who are certainly no good. Because if Helen Gurley Brown has taught her anything, it’s that a woman can demand to have it all.
(Summary courtesy of reneerosen.com)
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for her perfect leading man learns that life doesn’t always go according to a script in this delightfully charming and funny novel.
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
From Jennifer Weiner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who Do You Love and In Her Shoes comes a smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history—and herstory—as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives.
(Summary courtesy of jenniferweiner.com)