Summer book preview


Adrienne Revier

There is no better feeling than lounging by the pool with a good book.

Adrienne Revier, Staff Writer

Summer encapsulates the most pristine atmosphere for reading. Whether lounging by the pool or cooling off in the shade, there are endless blissful opportunities to curl up with a good book. This list has a wide variety for every reader out there. 


  1. “The House Across the Lake” by Riley Sager

Starting off strong, this first book is a classic mystery thriller. “The House Across the Lake” is a perfect choice for those who are not into the typical beach read. The story follows Casey Fletcher, an actress in hopes of rebranding herself as she escapes to her family’s lake cabin for some much-needed peace and quiet. While there, Casey becomes overly obsessed with spying on her neighbors across the lake. Taken through quick pace alternating timelines, this story is gripping and will be a capturing read for any reader this summer. 


  1. “Two Truths and a Lie” By Meg Mitchell Moore 

“Two Truths and a Lie” is a small-town novel that is charming and full of secrets. This gripping book takes readers through multiple points of view ensuring a captivating reading experience. The story follows a mother and daughter duo, Sherri and Kaite, after needing to escape their past life. The two move to a picturesque beach town located in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Suddenly they find themselves absorbed in a drama-filled friend group who call themselves the mom squad. While secrets begin to unfold and romances are pursued, Sherri and Katie do what they can to find happiness and keep their own secrets safe. 


  1. “One True Loves” By Taylor Jenkins Reid 

This would not be a summer book recommendation list without at least one romance or two. In “One True Loves,” Emma Blair lives a seemingly perfect life. Married to her high school sweetheart, the two are world travelers and living life to the fullest. Everything seems perfect, until Jesse, Emma’s husband, goes missing in a helicopter crash. After years of rebuilding her life, Emma meets a new guy and is given a second chance at love. Life with her new fiance, Sam, is looking up as Emma finally feels happy again. Until, yet again everything is turned upside down. The news gets out that Jesse, her husband, has been found, and he is alive. Now simultaneously having a husband and a fiance, Emma is tasked with the challenge of deciding who her one true love really is. 


  1. “Summer ‘69” by Elin Hilderbrand

For anyone searching for the ideal beach read, Elin Hilberdand is the author to pick up. She has the perfect booklist for summer, as all her books take place on the cozy beach town of Nantucket Island. Hilderband’s writing includes multiple third-person points of view, loads of drama, gossip, comfort and even romance. Summer of ‘69 is set back in 1969. The Levin family is gearing up for another typical summer at their grandmother’s beach home on Nantucket, except this summer is unlike any other. As each sibling faces a challenge of their own, many secrets begin to unfold. This summer novel captures all feelings and details of an idealistic summer during the ‘60s.


  1. “Carrie Soto is Back” by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

Carries Soto has sacrificed everything to earn the title of the world’s best tennis player. After many tireless years of being coached by her father and breaking every record there is to break, Soto decides it is finally time to retire. Six years later, during the US Open, Soto watches as competitor Nikki Chan becomes the first player to break her record. Being the overly competitive player she is, Soto is now determined to come out of retirement and earn back her spot as number one. 


Although there are many notable summer books already published, there are also many that have yet to be released. Here are a few of the ”most anticipated titles for the summer of 2023,” said she reads, book reviews:

  • “Happy Place” by Emily Henry 
  • “The Only One Left” by Riley Sager
  • “Meet Me at the Lake” by Carley Fortune
  • “The Apartment” by Ana Mendez
  • “The Rachel Incident” by Caroline O’Donoghue 
  • “Immortal Longing” by Chloe Gong
  • “A History of Burning” by Janika Oza
  • “Homebodies” by Tembe Denton-Hurst 
  • “The True Love Experiment” by Christina Lauren 
  • “Yellowface” by R.F Kuang