Fun Summer Beach Reads

Looking for some great beach reads this summer? Check out these page-turners!

The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, $25.95

The Knockoff dives into the life of a successful fashion editor who begins to see her glittering career slip away and land in the lap of someone younger. Set in 2015, Sykes and Piazza's novel calls upon the new digital age that has reprogrammed how companies are run. With apps, blogs and mobile optimization to consider, even the fashion world has changed immensely. This clever novel shows what it means to maintain passion and integrity in the ever changing world of fashion.  

 My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine by Kate Bates, $18.00

Whether you have strolled down the Champs Elysees or dream of a visit to Paris, Bates' novel will make you fall in love with the City of Lights in a snap. Formerly a Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor, she shares her experience as a fashion journalist in 1980s Paris. Her enchanting memoir, pursuit of fashion and ultimate success in the picturesque backdrop of Parisian cafés and boudoirs is a coming of age story. The empowering journey is perfect for the woman who devours beautifully crafted inspiration.

Hello Hollywood by Suzanne Curso, $14.00

From the author of the New York Times Bestselling, Brooklyn Story, comes Suzanne Curso's third novel following the life of Samantha Bonti. The novels kicks off as a Cinderella story as Samantha makes a new life for herself and makes the move to Hollywood from her humble background in Brooklyn. This read is a great look into the glitz and glamour of the Los Angeles lifestyle and even goes deeper to show how success and the limelight can test those around you. Set in the Malibu hills, Hello Hollywood will take you to another world while reading it during your summer travels. 

Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin, $18.00

Primates of Park Avenue is a fun read for anyone who is curious about how the top 1% lives in NYC. Through a fresh and anthropological lens, Wednesday Martin unpacks this culture and documents her time spent raising children in the über-wealthy Upper East Side. Her observations of trends, people and tribes are witty and outrageous but should be taken with a grain of salt. I lived on the UES for 25 years and although there is truth to the over-the-top lifestyle, it certainly does not apply to everyone who resides there.

The Vacationers by Emma Straub, $27.00

Set in the beautiful island of Mallorca, The Vacationers follows the Post family who sets off for a family vacation. Straub fleshes out each character with detail and goes even further to define relationships amongst them. The Vacationers is sure to hit close to home for anyone who has had an extended stay with even more extended family. This novel is a fun and fascinating to read as family matters unfold within the very confined spaces of the scenic island.