10 books to read in the summer

There, summer is about to point the tip of its nose. To have the mood for late sunny nights by the pool or days spent at the beach, what could be better than a story taking place where you want to go. We have selected for you, 10 novels to devour today and throughout the summer.

Hearts and Souls –Colleen Hoover (2022)

Colleen Hoover offers us here a touching story about self-discovery and the weight of secrets. Immerse yourself in the middle of Beyah’s summer, full of discoveries and twists.

Beyah grew up in poverty, with a drug -addicted mother who neglected her throughout childhood. At nineteen, two months since finally being stuck in the caravan in which he grew up, the sudden death of his mother plunged him into a very complicated situation. He found himself homeless, without money and with no one to approach. Well, none other than her father who neglected her and didn’t really take care of her. But Beyah had no choice, she spent the whole summer at her house with her new family. Despite his apprehension, the girl was welcomed and began to make friends. Then he met Samson. Everyone opposes them and yet they quickly understand that they cannot do without one or the other.

© Colleen Hoover

Malibu Mermaids – Taylor Jenkins Reid (2022)

A famous family who loved surfing, against the backdrop of California beaches in the 80s, what more could you ask for? Taylor Jenkins Reid signed her 7 hereat novel that has been dubbed by hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. The author of Daisy Jones and The Sixdelivers an emotional novel about what family relationships and heart relationships really are.

Nina Riva’s annual party in Malibu is the place to go. Hollywood star, waiter, aspiring actor or even world famous sportsman, everyone wants to be there. This is an opportunity for them to approach the famous Riva family. Nina, Hud, Jay and Kit, children of America’s most famous singer, have been a legend for an entire generation. Young, beautiful, talented, everyone admires them. But on August 27, 1983, the fate of the Riva family changed forever. Perfect children have to face many challenges and prove to everyone that the bonds that bind them are stronger than anything.

© Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Anti-honeymoon – Christina Lauren (2020)

The duo, Christina Lauren, offers us here a novel full of humor under the Hawaiian palm trees. An atypical story between 2 sworn enemies, in the background of Mexican-American family history.

Olive and Ethan are so mad at each other! But, when at Olive’s brother’s wedding to Ethan’s brother, all the guests were victims of food poisoning, they were left to enjoy the newlyweds ’honeymoon. Olive’s sister then explained to her that they had to pretend they were the happy couple in order to enjoy this dream week all the expenses paid. Then they have to put aside their hatred for each other to enjoy their vacation without getting naked. Between hate and love, there is only one step.

© Christina Lauren

Eat, pray, love –Elizabeth Gilbert (2009)

We no longer have to present this Elizabeth Gilbert bestseller that has already won millions of readers around the world. This almost-autobiography is a total questioning of what happiness really is and how to succeed in being content with what we already have.

Because of hardship and doubt, Elizabeth eventually disappeared. However, she has everything a woman wants socially: a faithful husband, a good home and a good career. It’s not counting on a divorce, a depression and a disastrous romance that ends up enhancing her. It was then that he made a big decision and decided to leave for a year around the world. He organized his journey in 3 stages, first to Italy, then to India and finally to Indonesia. His search for inner happiness will take him on winding paths and other more pleasant ones. Her journey will allow her to meet people who will help her better understand what happiness really is.

© Elizabeth Gilbert

four women and jeans – Ann Brashares (2003)

Ann Brashares ’global hit series is perfect summer reading. In fact, each novel takes place during the summer and tells the story of 4 best friends and their magic jeans. A bit lighter and adolescent/young adult oriented, this story is full of funny moments, friendships, romantic relationships and all sorts of disappointments. We see 4 friends who have gone through important stages in their lives and we become attached to these girls who are trying to find their way in this vast world.

Best friends Tibby, Carmen, Lena and Bridget will be spending the summer away from each other for the first time. Before parting, the two friends made a surprising discovery. The jeans fit their 4 despite their completely different morphologies. For girls, this is a sign! These magical jeans will be their bond on these holidays and thanks to them they will live incredible adventures. They decided to pass it on in turn and, at the end of the summer, write down there their best memories of last summer. Despite being thousands of miles apart, the four women were closer than ever

© Ann Brashares

Alex, sure –Jenn Bennett (2019)

Dive into the heart of this 2.0 romance between two teenagers who meet on the Internet thanks to their common desire. Often compared to the movie You have a message Starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, this story is a beautiful, hopeful romance. Dealing with self-acceptance and confidence, this passion will attract you.

Bailey Ridell is an avid fan of the film. Throughout her high school year, she spent her time chatting online with an Alex, also a fan of the dark bedroom. Well, it might have fallen on him as well. The only downside, he hadn’t met it personally and had no real idea what it looked like. She then asks herself a lot of questions when she is finally ready to meet him. And if it’s a pervert hiding behind his screen? Or just disappointment in real life? In addition, during the summer, he gets close to Porter, a mysterious surfer. Determined to live a good story, Bailey wants to know who Alex is. Then he begins to follow his path. The truth revealed, the young woman has to assume who she really is and make a choice. Alex, sure?

© Jenn Bennett

Like a summer novel – Emily Henry (2021)

Get 2 talented writers who are completely contradictory, add a bit of a dangerous challenge and summer to change everything and behold Like a summer novel. Emily Henry signed it, a novel that has been a great success across the Atlantic. Easier to put in your beach bag, the pocket format will be released on June 16, 2022 in France.

Augustus Everett, “serious” writer and January Andrews, author of romantic comedy, will launch the challenge. They will need to write a novel in the genre of literature of others. To help each other find inspiration, January will organize romantic excursions for Augustus, and she will take him to meet people with broken lives. Just a rule, finish your novel before the summer is over. Of course, falling in love is not part of the plan.

© Emily Henry

summer after summer – Elin Hilderbrand (2022)

Author of ten bestsellers, Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of summer novels. In fact, almost all of his romances take place in the summer, on the beaches of Nantucket. Finally translated into French, summer after summer, is one of his biggest hits in the world. Crossed destinies and a hidden love story will take you to this stunning Nantucket setting. Feel free to go to bookstores from June 2, 2022 to discover this story and escape this little island in America.

Spring 2020. When Mallory Blessing dies, it will be up to her son Link to take care of her final wishes. He who has a close relationship with his mother could not understand why he requested that a Jake McCloud, a man he had never spoken to, be invited to his funeral.

Summer 1993. After inheriting a home on the island of Nantucket, located a few miles southeast of Boston, Mallory welcomed her brother’s friends for his bachelor party, including a Jake McCloud. Love and first sight immediately, but they know their story is impossible. So they decided to hide their relationship with other guests. Then they promise: no matter what happens, and no matter what their family’s life is, they’ll meet every summer in Nantucket for a weekend.

© Elin Hilderbrand

Summer when I became beautiful – Jenny Han (2011)

From the author of the hit series, To all the men I loved, and is now adapted into the series for Amazon Prime Video. Jenny Han has signed on to a series with an air of holidays under the guise of romance and family history. Consisting of 3 volumes, this story that is as funny and touching will accompany you throughout your summer.

Belly, her mother and her brother spent the holidays with Susannah and her two sons, Conrad and Jeremiah, just like every summer. The girl is very quick to fall in love with Conrad, but unfortunately he seems to be completely indifferent. To add a layer to it, Jeremiah entrusts Belly that he loves it while it only thinks of him as a friend. Under the summer sun, the drama isn’t far off and Belly’s feeling is completely gone. She feels something will change, forever …

© Jenny Han

It happened one summer – Tessa Bailey (2022)

Tessa Bailey is a best-selling American author. He wrote approximately thirty novels that have been read by thousands of readers around the world. It happened one summer, came out last year and caused a sensation among romance -loving readers. Scheduled for July 7, 2022 in France, this romantic comedy is perfect for the summer.

Sassy jet-setter, Piper Bellinger is a real treasure for the paparazzi. Unfortunately, the day he crossed the line, his father cut him off and sent him to his sister, in a remote village in the United States. Completely lost and confused, all he knew was gone. Arriving in Westport, the young woman met Brendan, a rugged and charming boat captain. He was convinced he wouldn’t take a week out of Beverly Hills. It’s no counting on Piper’s character who is determined to show it to Brendan, and especially to her father, that she’s more than just a beautiful woman. He knew how to take care of himself. This summer is for him a total questioning of his old lifestyle and what he really wants for the future.

© Tessa Bailey

We wish you a very good summer and a great read!

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