The 5 Best Books of Summer 2022

There’s plenty to look forward to this summer, including some relaxing reading in the shade. Whether you’re headed to a perfect sandy beach or just to a nearby lake, these books are worthy additions to your summer reading list.

Summer days are the perfect chance to pick up a novel you haven

1Summer days are the perfect chance to pick up a novel you haven't read before.

Susan Mallery: The Summer Getaway

Single mom Robyn Caldwell needs a new plan for her future. She has always put her family first. Now, with her kids grown, she finally decides to take some time for herself. So, when her great-aunt Lillian invites her to Santa Barbara for the summer, Robyn hops on the first plane to sunny California ...

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Elin Hilderbrand: The Hotel Nantucket

After a bad breakup, Lizbet Keaton leads the relaunch of an old hotel, where staff, guests all have things to hide ... The Hotel Nantucket offers something for everyone in this compelling summer drama.

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Nina LaCour: Yerba Buena

This powerful love story is a perfect beach read: Two women meet at a fashionable restaurant known as Yerba Buena, and there embark on a journey of addiction, self-discovery, renewal, and, perhaps, real commitment. They must decide if their love is more powerful than their difficult pasts.

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Bonnie Garmus: Lessons in Chemistry

Elizabeth Zott is a chemist, but she's also a woman in the 1960's, which means her career and her love life are at the mercy of powerful men. But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why Elizabeth’s career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show ...

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Leesa Cross-Smith: Half-Blown Rose

When Vincent Wilde’s husband, publishes a novel that tells the story of their relationship and reveals some shocking secrets, she moves to Paris and escapes this painful betrayal.

At forty-four, she enjoys strolling the streets of Paris, teaching at the modern art museum, and company of an attractive young man. So, when her ex-husband starts seeking reconciliation the love triangle presents few unexpected turns ... Half-Blown Rose is one of Amazon’s best books of the year so far.

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