The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2017
For fiction lovers and nonfiction fanatics alike.
Published Jun 11, 2017 5:15 AM
Every Sunday this summer, we’ll bring you a curated selection of recommended reads as part of our 100 Days of Summer series.
Hands down, one of the best parts of summer is getting lost in a great book on the beach. Domino editors scoured the newest titles of the season to find the books we’re packing in our beach bag this summer, and we’ve got something for everyone, whether you’re a fiction fanatic or nonfiction fundamentalist.
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The New Roadie: Give Your Go-Drink a Serious Upgrade
And see all stories from the summer issue here!
Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave, Simon and Schuster
Funny, fun, and impossible to put down, Hello, Sunshine tells the story of a YouTube-famous chef whose life seems perfect until she gets hacked.
Not Quite a Genius by Nate Dern, Simon and Schuster
A laugh-out-loud collection of essays and stories about modern life from a senior writer at Funny or Die and former artistic director at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.
Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang, Penguin Random House
The first out of the gate from Lena Dunham’s new imprint, Lenny, tells the story about what it’s like to grow up as a Chinese American girl in New York City.
Perennials by Mandy Berman, Penguin Random House
A coming-of-age tale set at a New England summer camp = soon-to-be classic.
Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam, Penguin Random House
Klam’s first novel is an irreverent and at times absurdly inappropriate (which makes it all the more hilarious) story that touches on middle life crises, parental love, and what it means to be an artist.
Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny, Knopf Doubleday
A comic exploration of what happens when your ex-spouse reenters your life and disrupts your perfectly happy marriage.
Democracy Now! by Amy Goodman, Simon and Schuster
Goodman reflects on the last 20 years of her television and radio news program Democracy Now!
Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music by Michael Robbins, Simon and Schuster
Robbins deftly weaves connections between art, pop music, and poetry to create a refreshing and illuminating guide.
Once, in Lourdes by Sharon Solwitz, Penguin Random House
Set in a two-week period in the summer of 1968, Once, in Lourdes is a truly gripping novel about the power of teenage friendship.
The Answers by Catherine Lacey, Macmillan
This highly anticipated modern thriller will keep you glued to your beach towel.