The Top 5 Poolside Reads of the Summer

It Ends With Us: Colleen Hoover 

Colleen Hoover has made quite a splash in Tik Tok’s #BookTok as of recently. Both romantic and emotional, It Ends With Us, follows the story of Lily, a successful and independent small business owner as she falls in love with Ryle, a mysterious neurosurgeon with a strict “no dating” rule. Their journey becomes complicated as the reappearance of Atlas, Lily’s first love leaves her reminiscing about their past. Both honest and captivating, this love triangle romance is the perfect read for your poolside summer. 

People We Meet On Vacation: Emily Henry 

Fun, easygoing and enjoyable, People We Meet On Vacation, follows the rekindling of a lifelong friendship between Poppy and Alex. After two years of not speaking to each other, Poppy convinces Alex to go on one last vacation together. The trip pushes their friendship and forces them to confront the undeniable connection between them. This book is both hilarious and tender and is the perfect summer read for rom com fans. 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: Taylor Jenkins Reid 

In a long awaited tell-all interview, the journalist named Monica, discovers a shocking connection in the life of the glamorous Hollywood star, Evelyn Hugo. Alternating between the perspectives of both Evelyn and Monica, the book effortlessly recounts the history of 1950 Hollywood through the eyes of its biggest icon. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical and psychological #BookTok appraised page turner. 

Verity: Colleen Hoover 

After being hired to finish writing a successful book series for the famous author Verity Crawford, Lowen Ashleigh discovers the secrets of her life in her hidden autobiography. Lowen is then faced with the decision to keep hidden or reveal the dark truths of Verity, which could forever change the lives of her children and devoted husband. This Colleen Hoover fan favorite is both thrilling and romantic and will keep you on the edge of your seat.  

Beautiful Word, Where Are You: Sally Rooney 

If you've been anywhere on social media in the last two years, then you’ve heard all the buzz surrounding Sally Rooney and her book-turned Hule tv series, Normal People. Brining the same intimate and honest intensity, Beautiful World, Where Are You unveils the complexities of relationships, romantic desires, and growing up. Following the changing lives of two best friends Eileen and Alice, and their romantic interests, Simon and Felix, this book seeks to bring meaning to the many hurdles faced in life. 

Done Already? Here are More Recommendations! 

A Court of Thorns and Roses: Sarah J. Maas

We Were Liars: E. Lockhart  

The Hating Game: Sally Thorne

Red, White & Royal Blue: Casey McQuiston 

The Silent Patient: Alex Michaelides

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