Long gone are the days of assigned summer reading lists – you know, the ones we’d put off completing until the last minute. We’ve compiled our recs for page-turners you’ll want to get lost in all summer long. Whether you’re looking for an addicting mystery or an unforgettable romance to read while you’re sitting poolside or cooling off on the couch, here are 9 titles we think you’ll love.
Dreaming of a getaway?
Take off with: “The Jetsetters” by Amanda Eyre Ward
If you’re itching for a vacay, this novel transport you to a Caribbean cruise. With humor, family matters, and a story that will enthrall you, what’s not to love?
Looking for adventure?
Read: “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin
We loved the series on HBO, so we couldn’t wait to immerse ourselves in our favorite fantasy world of nobility. With delightfully harrowing tales of family, love, and power, this is a must-read. Revisit your favorite on-screen characters and revel in the drama.
Craving good eats?
Pick up: “Cravings: Hungry for More” by Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen knows how to make anything delicious – and her Twitter feed is pure hilarity. This is the celeb’s second cookbook and features some simple yet indulgent dishes for those busy weeknights.
Seeking a scare?
Check out: “If it Bleeds” by Stephen King
Stephen King does it again with this compilation of 4 novellas that tell chilling tales you’ll definitely want more of. If you’re a Stephen King fan, this is a must-read. You might need a nightlight afterward.
Need some laughs?
Crack open: “Wow, No Thank You” by Samantha Irby
In this hilarious compilation of memoir-style essays, comedian Samantha Irby will enchant you. With real-life and super-relatable stories, she’ll have you rolling over with laughter.
Ready for mystery?
You’ll love: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
This book has it all: Mystery, intrigue, and a heartwarming coming-of-age plotline. Once you start, you won’t want to stop reading.
Looking for thought-provoking?
Try: “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell
As always, Malcolm Gladwell weaves a cloth of timely truths, rooted in research, and fascinating facts about human beings. If you enjoy thoughtful storytelling, you’re sure to find nuggets of wisdom here.
In the mood for love?
You’ll fall for: “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes
Fall in love with this historical fiction novel that takes place in Depression-era America. Embark on a journey with 5 fabulous friends and discover true love, adventure, and struggle.
Open up: “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” by James Clear
Whether you want to make your bed every day or start a new workout routine, get some assistance with habit building from this bestseller. No goal is too small for this transformational self-help phenomenon.
Excited to get reading? Which book will you tackle first? Let us know in the comments below. Get all of your summer reading delivered, right to your door with Shipt.