Don’t know what to read next? Let us be your guide! Here are some of our favorites this month. Consider this a bit of a Beach Reads Edition.
Need even more ideas? Check out last month's picks.
It's Not Like It's a Secret is so good in so many ways and works through so many complexities in a way you would never expect just picking it up. It tackles so many different issues and conversations about diversity all while being a warm and fuzzy YA read. This book stunned me at every turn and I truly believe everyone should read this book.
Crazy Rich Asians is perfect for those who love a good rom-com, specifically of the Pride and Prejudice variety. However, Kevin Kwan's novel deep-dives into the intricate lives and traditions of Singapore's uber-rich which gives a refreshing twist to the typical romantic novel. I would highly recommend this book, especially if you are a fan of reading books before seeing the movie. All in all, Kwan creates an all-enthralling story that you will not want to put down.
It's the perfect mix between Flatliners and the X-men! It will make your jaw drop and heart pound!
From Twinkle, With Love is a relatively recent release that combines the awkwardness of high school with the dramatic flair of Bollywood. It's comparable to other YA novels and includes secret online relationships and their subsequent dramatic reveals, what exactly goes on behind the curtains in a school theatre during Tech Week, and just how empowering friendship can be within a diverse group of teens. Told in emails and texts, with some cameos from When Dimple Met Rishi, Twinkle is the work of literature that Desi teens living in the American diaspora need.
I read this on vacation and was pretty engrossed. Stick with it through just a little historical background info and you will be rewarded by a heart-wrenching love story of loyalty and forgiveness. Beautiful descriptions and intriguing dialogue abound in this suspenseful story of a lighthouse tender and his wife yearning for parenthood. Prepare for an emotional journey with these endearing characters.
Genie Lo has enough problems with getting into college and being a high school senior, does she really have to help save the world too?!