Get Lost in a Good Book: Spring / Summer Reading List
by Shana Aborn
Warmer weather means more time to relax in the sun with a good book -- and there are some fantastic must-read books about to hit the stores (or your tablet).
Here are some of the most eagerly anticipated new releases of the spring/summer season -- just in time to plan your spring or summer getaway reading!
The One and Only, by Emily Giffin:
If you loved her novels about love and marriage, be prepared to be blown away by this tale of a woman from a small college-football town whose life is turned upside down by a tragedy.
Available at Amazon.com: The One & Only: A Novel
Your Perfect Life, by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
These two childhood friends joined forces to write a book about -- what else? -- two childhood friends. But this story has a Freaky Friday twist: BFFs Casey and Rachel wake up after a college reunion to discover that they've switched bodies!
Available at Amazon.com: Your Perfect Life
Written in My Own Heart's Blood, by Diana Gabaldon
The latest in Gabaldon's Outlander time-traveling series follows the saga of the Fraser family as their destinies cross between Revolutionary War-era Pennsylvania and twentieth-century Scotland. Family secrets and a kidnapped son add to the intrigue.
Available at Amazon.com: Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King
The King of thrillers is at it again with a story that rings all too true in these troubled times: A loner who committed mass murder years earlier threatens to strike again, leading a cop to come out of retirement and hunt the killer down before it's too late.
Available at Amazon.com: Mr. Mercedes
More must-read books:
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Arsonist by Sue Miller
The Transcriptionist, by Amy Rowland
Cold Cold Heart, by Tami Hoag.
My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut, by Hannah Hart.
What began as a goofy joke for a friend -- making a fake cooking video while drinking wine -- turned Hart into an overnight celeb. Now she offers her cooking tips, favorite recipes and, of course, the right cocktails for every dish.
Available at Amazon.com: My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut
New Life, No Instructions, by Gail Caldwell
Need a dose of inspiration? You'll find it in Caldwell's memoir of grief and hope. After a series of losses -- her mother, her best friend, her dog and her mobility -- she underwent a surgery that brought back not only her ability to walk, but also to believe in herself and in her future.
Available at Amazon.com: New Life, No Instructions
Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, by Jen Doll
Just in time for wedding season! Doll recalls a lifetime's worth of invitations, buffets and cocktail dresses as she sums up the whole bridal experience and what it says about relationships today.
Available at Amazon.com: Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest
Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage, by Molly Wizenberg
Think of it as a Food Network reality show in hardcover. Newlywed Wizenberg supported her husband's dream of owning a pizzeria -- never realizing how the work and stress of running a restaurant would affect their relationship.
Available at Amazon.com: Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
More must-read books:
Listen to the Squawking Chicken, by Elaine Lui
Everybody's Got Something, by Robin Roberts
Shana Aborn is a former editor at Ladies' Home Journal and MAMM. She has also written for Parents, Working Mother, Family Circle, and BettyConfidential.com. Shana is the managing editor of Life & Beauty Weekly.
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