If you are anything like us, then you will devour almost any book that passes under your nose. We swing like monkeys between classic literature and delicious fluff and are equally delighted.
But something about summer and being poolside or at the beach calls for fluff. A great read that makes you giggle, blush or gasp in disbelief.
Here we give you a short list of books to throw into your beach bag. These are easy summer reads, nothing too heavy nothing to make your heart break... We somehow like to save those for winter.
1. Little Big Lies: Liane Moriarty
A delightful who-done it set along the Gold Coast in Australia. Perfect for all of us Mamas who actually do deal with (milder) versions of these crazed women. School yard drama from the Mother's end. You will definitely get a giggle and an eye roll from this one. The politics and petty behavior of these women is unbelievable, but so realistic. * We also hear that "What Alice Forgot" by the same author is great, but haven't read it yet.
2. Me Talk Pretty One Day: David Sedaris * OR ANY OTHER SEDARIS BOOK
An oldie, but a goodie! The funny, funny David Sedaris tells us all about trying to learn French, being put in speech therapy as a child to "fix" his lisp and of course trying to flush a giant poop left in the toilet at a party... It isn't his but somehow he feels responsible. Really everything that this man writes will have you rolling around with laughter on your towel. Oh David Sedaris, how we love you.
3. Rainbow Rowell: Landline
Have you read Eleanor & Park? If not, get that Book as well. Landline is a very cute, very Rainbow Rowell story about a woman who is putting her work first in life. When her husband heads to his hometown for Christmas taking their daughters with him, she can't go because she has to work. Somehow she connects with him on a landline phone thats been stashed away in her old room at her Mom's house, but she reaches the him from 15 years before. The boy she fell in love with in college is on the phone, this link to the past may save her future.
4. The Girl On The Train: Paula Hawkins
You will find yourself feeling so badly for the main character Rachel that you won't even know what to do... She is a virtual train wreck, a sad sack of a person. Follow along on her weird, hazy walk down memory lane. Did she or didn't she? And if not her, then who? This thriller has just enough tension to make it exciting although not quite as WTF?!? as Gone Girl, it sort of has similar vibes.
5. Modern Romance: Aziz Ansari
With pretty much every young comedian and actress writing memoirs and autobiographies these days, which are great in their own right, it was still pretty refreshing to see that this funny guy had taken a completely different road. More along the lines of Malcolm Gladwell Sociology then personal comedic tell-all, Modern Romance is funny and insightful. A very clear view of the pitfalls and mishaps of dating in the computer age.
Happy summer reading!
XOXO- Things We Heart