Get Lost in a Good Book: Spring / Summer Reading List
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!

Fiction

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.

Non-Fiction Books

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

Hillary Rodham Clinton's new memoir: Hard Choices

 

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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