Best Summer Books 2017

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to dust off your beach bags and pack your favorite books!

We have gathered our best summer books that you can read right now.

1. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Katie Brenner is a young woman who is determined to live a successful life in London. From her Instagram account, she looks to be living a glamorous life but in reality, she is struggling. She is living with difficult flatmates, she has no money and her boss is crazy.

Just when things are starting to look up, she got fired and had to move back to the British countryside to help her father’s vacation business. And one day, her ex-boss turns up as a guest and she has to face with who she is and what she wants out of life.

 

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2. Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel

This is Amy Poeppel’s debut novel.

Kate quits graduate school to live in Paris with her French boyfriend Robert but was completely blindsided when he dumped her. She came back to New York City, spent a year on her couch, depressed and jobless. Her sister Angela, got her an interview at the admissions office of a prestigious private school, Hudson Day School. Even though Kate did terribly at the interview, to her surprise, she got the job. The highlight of this book are the hilarious, laugh out loud dialogues during the parent and student interviews at the admission office.

 

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3. The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle

Iris and Will are a married couple, living in a large house in the nice Atlanta neighborhood. Their marriage seems perfect. They have rewarding careers and are trying for their first baby.

The story gets interesting when Will leaves for Orlando for a business trip. On the same day, a plane headed for Seattle crashed into the field killing everyone on board. According to the airline, Will was on the plane headed for Seattle.

Is this a huge misunderstanding? Why did Will lie? What’s in Seattle? The plot unfolds as Iris begins to find answers to these questions.

 

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4. I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around by Ann Garvin

Tig is a therapist but her life is falling apart. Her mother had dementia so she had to move her mother to a nursing home. Her boyfriend is gone to Hawaii on a sabbatical leave, whatever that means. Her self-absorbed, absent sister shows up and left Tig with her newborn baby. And her job as a therapist disappeared after a couples’ session gone horribly wrong.

The story starts to get interesting as she uncovers her family secret and which might explain why she likes the men in her life better when they’re not around.
A sweet and heart-warming story of letting go of your past to live a better life.

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5. Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagán

This is a funny but heartbreaking book.

James meets poet Lou and she becomes the love of her life. But she is engaged to his childhood friend, Rob. So James buried his feelings and continued to love Lou from a distance.

Years later, Lou’s marriage started to fall apart due to Rob’s career and Lou started to find counsel in James. A betrayal happened and a series of choices snowballed into a much bigger decision which then became an outcome nobody saw coming.

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6. All the Breaking Waves by Kerry Lonsdale

This book is a mystery, suspense book with an element of paranormal.

Molly fled her hometown from a man she loved and a tragic mistake she had made. Twelve years later, she’s a single mom to eight-year-old daughter Cassie.

Life seems to be good when Cassie started to have horrific visions and nightmares. And when her visions started becoming true, Molly knew she had to save Cassie by bringing her home to a place she’d swore she would never go back to.

 

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7. On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins

This is a heart-warming, funny, heartbreaking and romantic chick lit.

Kate is a photographer who has been blissfully married for four months. Ainsley, her younger stepsister, is so ready to get married to her longtime boyfriend.

The story begins when Kate’s husband was unexpectedly killed in an accident, and Ainsley’s boyfriend blindsided her with a breakup. The two sisters, who were never close, comes together to survive their mutual heartbreak.

 

 

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8. Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

Suspense, crime and fast-paced. Eight years ago, Telly (the older brother), in order to save Sharlah’s life, beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat. Now Sharlah is thirteen years old, to be adopted by retired FBI officer Piere and his partner Rainie.

One day, Piere and Rainie got a call that a double murder had occurred at a local gas station and the armed suspect is Sharlah’s older brother Telly. However, as the plot unfolds, there is a lot more to this than first thought.

 

 

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9. I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

This is a debut novel by Abby Fabiaschi.

Maddy seems to have it all. She’s a devoted stay at home wife and mother. Intelligent, generous and well-read.

Out of the blue, Maddy commits suicide and left husband Brady and teenage daughter Eve. Not quite in heaven and not quite on earth, Maddy watches over Brady and Eve and tries to help them deal with their grief and their relationship with each other.

 

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10. The Art of Us by Teri Wilson

Harper is an art history professor and a Van Gogh scholar. She is trying to secure her tenure and is desperate need of an artist.

Tom, an ex-soldier. He is struggling with his life after military and paints as a hobby.

During Harper’s art show, Harper and Tom collide into one another on a rainy day and she thinks she has found her artist when she found out Tom paints really well. She talks Tom into pretending he is a long-lost descendant of Van Gogh. Will they be able to keep the story long enough to pull off the art show?

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Best Summer Books 2017