Growing up, many of us were avid readers. However, it’s easy to let go of routine, especially in our ever-active world, where instead of getting lost in the pages of a book, we’re absorbed in countless scrolls of social media, daily life, and more. group chat or streaming content. The holidays are the perfect time to read again, but choosing the wrong title can set you back even further and make reading like a chore. Here, we round up 20 beach reads you won’t want to put down. 1. Liane Moriarty’s Husband’s Secret The Australian author of Big Little Lies is known for his passionate writing of novels, worthy of the best box set. This content tells the story of three seemingly unrelated women, including Cecilia, who finds a letter from her husband of 15 years – still a lot – marked “to be open in the event of my death”.
2. Fire everywhere by Celeste Ng
In the 1990s, artist Mia and her teenage daughter Pearl rented a house in the suburbs from Elena Richardson, a wealthy housewife and mother of four picturesque children. As old friends of the Richardsons try to adopt a Chinese-American baby, the custody battle divides the two families, raising compelling questions about motherhood, race, and class. grant.
3. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
If you like classical literature, this 1938 gothic thriller is one of the most enduring and engaging. An unnamed young woman marries a recently widowed aristocrat, and returns to his English mansion, Manderley, only to find it haunted by the memory of his famous and mysterious predecessor. her death.
4. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The TikTok favorite recounts the ups and downs of a fictional ’70s rock band. Presented as an adaptation of a musical documentary, it features the perspective of its members, who, close friends and industry insiders, discussing the fame, addiction and relationship of singers Daisy and Billy, inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
5. Red in the bones by Jacqueline Woodson
This beautiful short novel sensitively explores class, gender, sexuality, racial tensions, and the lasting effects of trauma across generations. Opening with Melody’s 16th birthday party, it traces the history of Melody’s unmarried parents and reflects on how parenthood has changed their lives.
6. Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
Currently the subject of four books, with a fifth and final book in the works, Aisling is one of the most brilliant figures in Irish literary history. The novels are easy to read, often hilarious and often heartbreaking, as they follow 28-year-old Aisling, who has moved from her fictional Ballygobbard home into a huge plume of smoke after a breakup.
7. Sweet sadness by David Nicholls
The British novelist’s nostalgic coming-of-age story is told by a man in his thirties as he looks back on the long and hot summer of 1997, when he fell in love for the first time after noticing I was reluctantly accepted a role in a local movie by Romeo and Juliet. It’s a tender tribute to first love and a perfect summer of reading.
8. Dial A for aunties by Jesse Sutanto
This rebellious comedy novel revolves around Meddy, the youngest daughter of a family of immigrant Chinese-Indonesian wedding planners in California. After accidentally killing her blind date, she asks her mother and aunt to dispose of the body while ensuring a luxurious ceremony at an island resort goes without a hitch.
9. In cold blood by Truman Capote
We’re in the midst of a real-life crime boom, but nothing comes close to this gripping piece of non-fiction, which reimagines the 1959 murder of a Kansas farmer, his wife, and their child. The iconic American writer has a keen understanding of moral ambiguity, avoiding sensational details in favor of a nuanced view of his character.
10. Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
The lives of three New York women – transgender and transgender – become intertwined around an unexpected pregnancy, as debut author explores what motherhood means to each character. hers. An engaging, thought-provoking and humorous read.
11. Another black girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
In this gripping thriller, Nella is the only black face in her all-white publishing office, and yearns for another black woman as a co-worker. She assumed her prayers were answered with the arrival of Hazel-May, until Nella began receiving threatening messages asking her to leave the company.
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12. Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
The Booker Prize winner returns with another story about a boy and his working-class alcoholic mother in Glasgow. This is an even better work, revolving around the romance between the Protestant Mungo and James, a Catholic who lives on the other side of the housing estate.
13. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
The newest and most mature work from the Irish sensation traces the friendship between Alice, a successful novelist, and Eileen, who works at a literary magazine, and their burgeoning relationship. with Felix, a novice working in a warehouse, and Simon, Eileen’s childhood companion
14. Chemistry Lessons by Bonnie Garmus
A thoroughly enjoyable debut by a writer in her sixties, the novel opens in 1961, when our wretched heroine is making the star of a cooking show food for housewives. The story goes back a decade to reveal how she ended up on TV after training as a chemist and learning how to use her background to spark a feminist revolution.
15. Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes
If you read Rachel’s Holiday in the ’90s, this sequel will bring back the feeling of being reunited with an old friend. Even if you’re unfamiliar, Keyes’ writing sparkles with wit, personality, and emotional intelligence, and her story about a sober rehabilitation counselor who sees the life of she is extinguished by the old flame that will make you feel excited.
16. Trespasses by Louise Kennedy
One of the most anticipated Irish releases of the year revolved around a young Catholic primary school teacher living near Belfast during the Troubles. When she falls in love with a married Protestant lawyer, she must keep their affair a secret until her personal and professional lives collide.
17. Book lovers by Emily Henry
The American author is beloved for her summer romance films, and her latest is another hit, about a literary agent and a book editor trying to hide. work on vacation, only to continue to clash.
18. Anna by Amy Odell
The great mystery of modern fashion, Anna Wintour has been a public figure ever since The Devil Wears Prada. Now, respected fashion journalist Odell offers a wonderfully interesting, meticulously researched biography of Vogue editor, full of interviews with people who know her best.
19. Palace Papers by Tina Brown
Royal watchers will love this amusing trivia about the monarchy since the death of Princess Diana. Written by the former editor of Vanity Fairit’s filled with fascinating details about everyone from Prince Andrew to Meghan Markle.
20. Paris apartment by Lucy Foley
British author known for creating mysteries all night long. Her latest film is about a woman who escapes from her life in London and visits her brother in Paris, only to arrive to find him missing.
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