There is nothing more fun than a binge-worthy summer read! (And we're not talking about Sandra Boynton, even though we do love her.)
Here are 15 of our favorite new novels. Happy reading, mamas!
1. When Life Gives You Lululemons
Already a New York Times bestseller and named a "Best Books of Summer 2018" by so many folks that we've lost count, this A Devil Wears Prada novel turns its eye out of New York City and onto Greenwich, Connecticut, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured. Complete with the humor, wit and wry candor that you've come to expect from Weisberger, you'll lose yourself in this over-the-top world. Plus, there's a cameo by none other than the infamous Miranda Priestly.
2. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
We've yet to meet a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick we didn't love, and this one is no exception. A fun, spicy East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women's lives at all ages, this novel is an entertaining, thought-provoking summer read.
3. The Female Persuasion
The question of who we want to be—and who we want to be with—is something that college freshman Greer Kadetsky has thought a lot about. Madly in love with her boyfriend, Greer's world is turned upside down when she meets the incredible Faith Frank, a 63-year-old pillar of the women's movement, who takes a serious interest in her. This is a novel about power and influence, womanhood and ambition, and what happens when we meet the right person at the right time.
4. The Woman in the Window
This #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, published in 36 languages around the world and already in development as a major film, is for reading in daylight hours only this summer 😨. When reclusive, agoraphobic Anna Fox sees something she shouldn't in the house across the way one night, her entire world begins to crumble and she begins to question what is real and what is imagined. This psychological thriller is, as Stephen King said, "really is unputdownable."
5. A Place for Us
The much anticipated first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker's new book imprint, this beautifully written and deeply moving story of love, identity, and belonging will stick with you long after summer is over. It dives deep into the story of an Indian family in America treading between two cultures, and raises thought provoking questions about what it means to be a family in this country today.
6. All We Ever Wanted
This new novel from bestselling author and one of our faves Emily Griffin (Something Borrowed and First Comes Love), this unpredictable page-turner follows the story of three very different people and the choices they must make around their families and their most deeply held values. Filled with lies, scandal, and unforgettable characters, this complex, topical novel will keep you turning the pages 'til the end.
7. By Invitation Only
If you want to lose yourself in the mesmerizing, spirited world of the American South this summer, look no further than this funny, sharp novel. Offering a look at two very different worlds—the privileged, high-powered urban Chicago and the Lowcountry of South Carolina—this novel is a tale of two families and the young couple caught between their them.
"This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet—and it just might be his very best." —Amazon
9. Campaign Widows
It's election season gone wild in this smart, page-turning novel about the unlikely friendships formed between characters whose significant others are out on the campaign trail. Centering around Cady Davenport, a newly engaged woman whose husband-to-be is running for president, Cady finds herself thrown into the most influential political circle—the campaign widows.
10. People Like Us
If you've fallen down the Riverdale rabbit hole this year, then People Like Us should be your next summer read. This sophisticated, suspenseful novel is everything we've come to love about the fascinating—and often diabolical—world of prestigious private boarding schools.
11. Surprise Me
After 10 years of marriage, Sylvie and Dan have a happy family life together—until the panic sets in. They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to "keep it fresh," but with those surprises also come a scandal from the past that makes them wonder if they even know each other at all.
12. Then She Was Gone
Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter—youngest of three, loved by her parents, friends, and boyfriend. And then, she was gone. This plot-twisting thriller centered around family, relationships, and loss, and will keep you in suspense until the final (surprising) pages.
13. When Katie Met Cassidy
This laugh out loud romantic comedy about gender and sexuality centers around two young women trying to figure out who they are and what they truly want. It tells the New York story of Katie Daniels, a 28-year-old Kentucky transplant with traditional values, who was dumped by her fiance and never thought she'd fall for a sexy, confident...woman.
14. The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
This poignant, heartfelt novel is all about what happens to one family when a life-altering secret comes to pass. You'll lose yourself in this multi-generational story about family, relationships, and truth.
15. The Kiss Quotient
Lover-of-all-things math Stella Lane has Asperger's, and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned out 😱🦈 She needs to hire a professional—who ends up turning her world upside down and opening her up to a whole new world. This quirky, heartwarming debut novel is a sexy, sensitive and fun summer read.
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