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5 Books to Read Before Summer Ends

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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The quintessential summer romcom with a fun and modern twist, The Wedding Date is the perfect pool or airplane read. Follow protagonist Alexa as the “meet cute” of her dreams leads to a fake date to a wedding, which turns into a very real and steamy romance. There’s a reason this book is making its way onto all the summer reading lists – it’ll be difficult to put this down once you pick it up. Plus, Roxane Gay endorsed this as a “charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel”, in case you needed some extra convincing!

Buy it for Kindle here, or find it at Book Depository

 

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Get ahead in the pop culture game, and pick this one up stat! While not a new release by any means, Sharp Objects has just recently been released as an HBO miniseries (just like Big Little Lies), which has catapulted it back into relevance again. Flynn is best known for psychological thriller, Gone Girl, and this falls into the same genre – so you know it will be a page turner. The novel follows Camille Preaker, a journalist who returns to her hometown to report on a series of brutal murders – while not the lightest read, this will ensure you are up to speed in your pop culture talking points.

Buy it for Kindle here, or find it at Book Depository

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Tangerine by Christine Mangan

There’s just something about a good psychological thriller in the summer… and this is no exception. Following two equally untrustworthy narrators as they unravel the mysteries from their past and present, including an accident that led to their initial estrangement, Tangerine has all the makings of the perfect summer thriller. It’ll keep you on your toes, and you’ll be in danger of finishing it all in one sitting. There are so many twists and turns that we don’t want to spoil it for you, so be sure to grab this when you’re scouring the shelves for your next read. Don’t want to take our word for it? Mangan did such a good job with this debut novel that it’s already been optioned for a film starring Scarlett Johansson, despite only being published in March this year!

Buy it for Kindle here, or find it at Book Depository

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The Wives by Lauren Weisberger

Fans of The Devil Wears Prada, rejoice! Our fav assistant (did anyone actually like Andy?) Emily Charlton is back for round two in this follow up novel by Lauren Weisberger. Now a successful stylist and image consultant in Hollywood, Emily finds the client of a lifetime in model Karolina Hartwell and her very public breakup with her senator husband. Karolina is just the client she needs to push her way through the younger generation of stylists armed with social media, something Emily knows very little about. But just how will city girl Emily fare in the cutthroat suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut? We’ll let you find out for yourself, but trust us, Weisberger does not disappoint with this sequel.

*Note: This is published as “When Life Gives You Lululemons” in USA.

Buy it for Kindle here, or find it at Book Depository

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Hey Ladies! By Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss

Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies follows a fictional group of 20-30 year old women through a year of wedding planning, bad dates, brunches – ahem, drunches – and the dreaded group holidays, and it is hilarious! Told entirely through the very relatable form of emails, DMs and texts, this one will have you laughing out loud (even as you cringe) and exclaiming “this is totally us!” to all your girlfriends. I mean, who hasn’t been at the other end of a “Hey Ladies!” group email? Expect to find shades of your friends and, let’s be real, yourself in all these hysterical women – it will leave you chuckling, but also thinking about just how you communicate with your friends.

Buy it for Kindle here, or find it at Book Depository

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