Summer is officially here and during the holiday season and there’s nothing quite like diving into a new book while relaxing on a beach to escape even further.
It’s time to unwind with one of these page-turners. Whether you’re lounging bedside or tanning by the pool, here are eight books you’ll want to get lost in.
Liza Klaussmann, 2015
Klaussmann has fictionalized the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy, illustrious American expats central to the 1920s arts and literature movements in Paris and Cap d’Antibes, where they built their fabled home Villa America.
THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS
Arundhati Roy, 2017
From the author of The God of Small Things, this highly anticipated novel dazzles with its kaleidoscopic narrative approach and unforgettable characters.
Françoise Sagan, 1954
Sagan’s 17 year-old narrator Cecile has a chic life, living in Paris with her charming father and holidaying on the French Riviera. Weave your way through glamorous descriptions and psychological tension in this perfect holiday read.
FATES AND FURIES
Lauren Groff, 2015
An elegant and intricate story of a flawed marriage over twenty-four years, this book will show you that there are 2 sides to every story, and sometimes the keys to a great marriage is not its truths, but its secrets.
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Jacqueline Susann, 1966
This is a coming-of-age story that follows Anne, Jennifer and Neely, friends who contend with pretty much all seven deadly sins on their path to fame, from 1945 to 1965.
TENDER IS THE NIGHT
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1934
A semi-autobiographical novel that takes the reader through the romantic and melancholic life of several friends whilst bathed in the warmth of the French Riviera sun.
ON THE ROAD
Jack Kerouac, 1957
Another semi-autobiographical novel, Kerouac describes his adventures and travels with friends across the United States with a backdrop of poetry and jazz.
THE ONE PLUS ONE
Jojo Moyes, 2014
From the author of Me Before You, The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.