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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the ocean is calling. It’s summer time. You know what that means? It’s time to break out the summer books. More importantly, the books that radiate all the summer vibes. Today, I wanted to talk about the books that I’m hoping to read this summer. Let’s get right into this.
Here are my summer hopefuls for 2023.
Seven Days in June
This Reese’s Book club pick follows the story of Eva Mercy, a single mom and bestselling erotica writer and Shane Hall, a reclusive, enigmatic, award-winning literary author who surprisingly makes an appearance in New York.
The two meet unexpectedly at a literary event but no one knows that their teenage selves spent a crazy week madly in love. They can’t deny their chemistry in the present or the fact that they’ve been secretly writing to each other in their books all these years.
With its keen observations of Black life and the condition of modern motherhood, as well as the consequences of motherless-ness, Seven Days in June is by turns humorous, warm and deeply sensual.
I’ve been wanting to read this book for awhile and I’ve had it on my physical TBR for months. I wanted to wait until the summer to read because you know the title. I’ve heard great things about this book.
TAYLOR JENKINS REID
Taylor Jenkins Reid’s hit novel follows the offspring of legendary singer, Mick Riva. His four offspring throw their annual end-of-summer party. Over the course of 24 hours, their lives change forever.
Malibu Rising a story about one unforgettable night through the eyes of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them… and what they will leave behind.
I’ve been trying to read more books from TJR’s backlist because I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & the Six so much. This is another popular book of her’s and one I hear somewhat mixed things about.
People We Meet on Vacation
This novel by Emily Henry follows two best friends, Poppy and Alex, who have taken a vacation together for an entire week together for the past decade. Until two years ago when their friendship fell spectacularly apart. Poppy gets Alex to go on one more vacation with her. She only has a week to fix what’s been broken. What could possibly go wrong?
I adore Emily Henry’s books so much and I knew that I had to put this as a summer hopeful. I’m a little scared because I’ve heard extremely mixed things about it.
Olive’s sister Ami is getting married and she forcing Olive to spend her time with her sworn enemy, Ethan. When everybody gets food poisoning but Olive and Ethan, the two head on an all-expenses paid honeymoon to Hawaii. The catch? They’ll have to pretend to be newlyweds. Olive ends up feeling kind of lucky and playing pretend with Ethan.
I read Love & Other Words by Christina Lauren and it became one of my favorite reads of all time. I knew that I wanted to read more books by them and this one is a great summer read. It also has one of my favorite tropes ever so of course I have to read this one.
It Happened One Summer
This rom-com follows Hollywood It-Girl Piper who gets off by her wealthy family and sent to Westport, a small town in the Pacific Northwest. She butts heads with the local surly and attractive fisherman, Brendan, who believes that she doesn’t belong there.
Like The Unhoneymooners, this book includes my favorite trope: enemies to lovers. I’ve heard really good things about this one. I recently saw how much Natalie Lawyer loved it which makes me even more excited to read it.
The Summer of Broken Rules
Meredith Fox has been going to Martha’s Vineyard every summer for as long as she can remember. But this summer is going to be the first one back since her sister passed away. To top it all off, Meredith’s extended family is all there for her cousin’s wedding.
Her boyfriend ends up dumping her two weeks before the wedding but luckily she has the annual family tradition of playing Assassin every summer. Lucky for her, her target ends up being a cute groomsman. As the week progresses, she starts to fall for him and forms an alliance with him. What will happen when she’s at risk of losing the game and her heart?
I’ve had this book on my physical TBR for months now but I knew that I had to save it for the summertime. I’ve heard great things about this one and that radiates the best vibes. I’m so excited to read it.
Carrie Soto Is Back
TAYLOR JENKINS REID
Six years after retiring, professional tennis player Carrie Soto finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal and stunning British player named Nicki Chan.
At 30 years old, Carrie decides to come out of retirement and reclaim her title as the best player in the world. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.
In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells a story about the cost of greatness and a legendary athlete attempting a comeback.
Carrie Soto has been on my radar for awhile but I ended up waiting to get it because I wanted the paperback. I mean look how stunning it is. I’ve heard such great things about this book and I can’t wait to dive into it.
Harriet and Wyn broke up 6 months ago but they don’t want their friends to find out so they decide to pretend that they’re still together. After years of being in love, how hard to is it to fake it for just a week in front of the people who know you the best?
Happy Place is one of my most anticipated releases for this year. I’m excited and terrified because I’ve heard amazing things but also not so amazing things. Either way, I can’t wait to read this book. The cover in the photo is the UK cover. I’m a paperback girlie so I got a paperback copy from Book Depository before they closed.
Time to Wrap It Up
I hope you enjoyed this post. I had so much fun going through my summer hopefuls with all of you.
Have you read any of these books? DM me on Instagram and let me know.
Thank you so much for reading!