Savvy Readers, if you’re anything like me, you want to savor that last little bit of summer. And what better way to do it than with books?! Though we know there’s something to say for cuddling up in a cozy blanket in front of the fire in the fall, we simply associate summer with reading time. So Savvy Readers, here are a few books to read if you want to hang on to summer just a little bit longer!!
The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah 🍷
Summer in Burgundy + wine 🍷🍷🍷? Yes, please! The Lost Vintage is a page-turning novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy (hello—who wouldn’t want to spend their summer this way?!). While at the vineyard, Kate unexpectedly discovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II.
Little Green by Tish Cohen 💚
Looking for a Big Little Lies-esque read to top off your summer? Little Green is it! Elise Sorenson’s olympic training takes her away, far too often, from her husband Matt and their eight-year-old daughter, Gracie. With their finances and relationship both strained to the point of snapping, they’re forced to sell their lakeside cabin in Lake Placid. But all their worldly problems fade with the unthinkable happens to their daughter. Get ready to escape to a summer in Lake Placid that will definitely get your heart racing, Savvy Readers!
Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson 📚
This part mystery, part drama story follows a woman who inherits a beloved bookstore from her uncle and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery. The Bookshop of Yesterdays is not only a story of family, love, and community but it’s a love letter to reading and bookstores—what more could you want in the perfect summer read?!
Sunburn by Laura Lippman ☀️
If you’re into thrillers, you’ll want to read Sunburn next. Not only does this title scream summer, but the story will help you feel it, too! Polly and Adam meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. They’re both just passing through, but Adam stays, drawn to this mysterious redhead. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. But they each hold dangerous, lethal secrets from each other… And then someone dies. Something—or someone—has to give.
Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky ✨
A novel truly about letting your own light shine, Radiant Shimmering Light follows Lilian Quick, a childless, single, self-employed pet portraitist, who has been watching her internet-famous cousin Florence (Eleven Novak) for years. When Eleven comes to town as part of her sales tour, she offers Lilian a place at the Temple, her Manhattan office, and enrollment in the Ascendency, a three-month training seminar on spiritual awakening, empowered leadership, and the like. Eleven’s plan is to help Lilian rise up to be her highest self. But is this really what Lilian wants? And can she trust everything Eleven says?
Summer at the Garden Cafe by Felicity Hayes-McCoy ☕
In the sequel to The Library at the Edge of the World, four generations of Irish women come together at The Garden Café, a place where plans are formed and secrets are shared. And where, even in high tourist season, people are never too busy to stop for a sandwich and a cup of tea. But 21 year-old Jazz, the daughter of the town’s librarian Hanna Casey, has a secret she can’t share. She’s fallen for a man who’s strictly off limits. A novel full of painful lessons, and the healing power of books, love, and friendship, Summer at the Garden Café is the perfect summer read.
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams 🏝️
Pick up the blockbuster of the season, The Summer Wives, an electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption. This spellbinding novel packed with romance, murder, power, and privilege reveals the secrets of New York’s most elite families and the resort island where they spend their summers…
The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan 👧👧
Named a Best Book of Summer 2018 by The Globe & Mail, PopSugar, and more, The Summer List is a tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades later. Until the clues expose a breathtaking secret…
The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts 💒
On sale next week (September 25th), this novel is, in a nutshell, “Hilarious and compelling” (Daily Mail), “Perfect summer reading” (HELLO!), “Gloriously cheering” (Red Magazine), “Sexy and very funny” (Closer), and more. The Plus One is a person who accompanies an invited person to a wedding or a reminder of being single, alone, and absolutely plus none. It’s a laugh-out-loud, honest novel that you NEED to top off your summer reading list.
So, Savvy Readers, what will you read next to continue the summer streak? Let us know on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!
Happy (not-summer) summer reading!