Escape into Summer: A Diverse Selection of Fiction Books for Every Reader
With the sun shining brightly and the days stretching longer, summer beckons us to indulge in the pleasure of reading. It's the perfect time to immerse ourselves in captivating fiction that takes us on thrilling adventures, stirs our emotions, and ignites our imagination. In this blog post, we present an expansive list of fiction books to cater to readers of all ages and interests. Whether you're lounging on a sandy beach, relaxing in a cosy hammock, or embarking on a literary journey from the comfort of your own home, these books will provide the ideal companionship for your summer escapades. be sure to check out our full recommended summer books page!
Let's explore a wide array of captivating novels that include Beach Reads by Emily Henry, Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Every Summer After by Carley Fortune, the Fairmile Series by Philippa Gregory, and Death at the Chateau by Ian Moore. Additionally, we'll also venture into the realm of Young Adult fiction, recommending Family of Liars by E. Lockhart, the A Good Girls Guide to Murder series by Holly Jackson, and The Ash Princess Trilogy by Laura Sebastian.
Indulge in the magic of a heartwarming summer romance with Beach Reads by Emily Henry. Follow the journey of January Andrews, a bestselling romance author, as she finds herself living next door to her college rival, Augustus Everett. As they both struggle with writer's block, their rivalry gradually transforms into an unexpected and tender connection.
Henry's witty writing style, lovable characters, and swoon-worthy romance make Beach Reads an irresistible choice for lazy summer afternoons. Lose yourself in the sandy beaches and small-town charm as you accompany these characters on their enchanting journey. Get Beach Reads, Book Lovers and You and Me on Vacation in our Emily Henry three-book collection.
Step into the sun-soaked beaches of Malibu with Taylor Jenkins Reid's captivating novel, Malibu Rising. Set against the backdrop of a legendary end-of-summer party, this story unravels the lives of the Riva siblings - Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit. As the night unfolds, secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and the bonds of family are pushed to the limit.
Reid's evocative storytelling, rich character development, and immersive setting make Malibu Rising a page-turning exploration of love, ambition, and the enduring power of family. Lose yourself in the glamour and turmoil of the Riva family's tumultuous night as they navigate the complexities of their lives. Why not check out more of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestselling books in our Taylor Jenkins Reid 5 Books Collection Set which includes Daisy Jones and the Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and many more gripping stories, perfect for a long getaway or for relaxing in your garden.
For those seeking a nostalgic coming-of-age tale with a touch of mystery, Every Summer After by Carley Fortune is a must-read. Set in the small town of Crystal Beach, this story follows best friends Kate and Charlie as they navigate the joys and challenges of adolescence during one fateful summer. As secrets from the past resurface and friendships are tested, Fortune weaves a compelling narrative that captures the essence of summer freedom, first love, and the bittersweet nature of growing up. Embark on a journey filled with nostalgia, youthful exuberance, and the complexities of self-discovery in this captivating novel. Get this and Meet Me at the Lake in our Carley Fortune 2 Books Collection Set.
History enthusiasts and fans of atmospheric historical fiction will find themselves enthralled by Philippa Gregory's Fairmile Series. Spanning generations, this series delves into the lives of the powerful Fairmile family against the backdrop of England's shores and bustling streets of London. With books like Tidelands, Dark Tides, and Dawnlands, Gregory's meticulous research and vivid storytelling bring history to life. Immerse yourself in a world of political intrigue, romance, and family drama that unfolds across the centuries. Experience the rich tapestry of England's past as you traverse the sweeping saga of the Fairmile family. Buy the trilogy now in our Fairmile Series By Philippa Gregory 3 Books Collection Set which contains the books Tidelands, Dark Tides, and Dawnlands.
For readers in search of a delightful blend of mystery and humour, Death at the Chateau by Ian Moore is an ideal choice. Set amidst the picturesque French countryside, this charming novel follows Tony and Paul, a British couple who embark on renovating a dilapidated chateau. However, their idyllic summer takes an unexpected turn when a series of events, including a suspicious death, unfold.
Moore's witty prose, quirky characters, and atmospheric setting create a perfect backdrop for a cosy summer evening. Escape into the French countryside, solve mysteries, and revel in the delightful humour that permeates this enchanting novel. Get the series so far with our A Follet Valley Mystery By Ian Moore 3 Books Collection Set.
Young Adult Recommendations:
For young adult readers, E. Lockhart's Family of Liars offers a gripping and suspenseful tale of intrigue. Follow the journey of Ruby, a teenage girl with a troubled past, as she navigates a web of family secrets, deception, and the complexities of self-discovery. Lockhart's skilful storytelling keeps readers on the edge of their seats, eagerly turning the pages to uncover the truth.
With compelling characters and an engrossing plot, Family of Liars is a perfect summer read for those who love mysteries with a dash of psychological suspense. Buy Family of Liars and We Were Liars together in our We Were Liars Series 2 Book Set By E. Lockhart.
Fans of crime thrillers will find themselves engrossed in Holly Jackson's A Good Girls Guide to Murder series. Follow the adventures of Pippa Fitz-Amobi, a high school student with a passion for solving cold cases. In this captivating series, Pippa delves into mysteries that challenge her perceptions and push the boundaries of her investigative skills. With each instalment, such as A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and Good Girl, Bad Blood, Jackson weaves intricate plots, twists, and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end. Get the trilogy in our A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Series 3 Books Collection Set. Embark on a thrilling journey as Pippa unravels dark secrets and uncovers hidden truths.
Fantasy lovers will be captivated by Laura Sebastian's The Ash Princess Trilogy. Enter a world of kingdoms, rebellion, and a young princess seeking to reclaim her throne. Follow the journey of Theodosia, who, after enduring years of captivity, emerges as the rightful queen and must navigate a treacherous political landscape. Sebastian's richly imagined world, complex characters, and high-stakes drama make this trilogy an enthralling read for summer. Immerse yourself in a fantastical realm where courage, determination, and the pursuit of justice shape the fate of a kingdom.
As summer unfolds, allow these diverse fiction books to transport you to captivating worlds, ignite your imagination, and evoke a range of emotions. From heart-warming romances to suspenseful mysteries, atmospheric historical sagas to coming-of-age tales, and enthralling young adult novels, there's a book on this extensive list to suit every reader's tastes. Embrace the joy of reading, seize the sunny days, and lose yourself in the pages of these compelling stories.
Whether you're lounging by the shore or seeking solace in your favourite reading nook, these books will accompany you on unforgettable literary adventures throughout the summer and beyond. Happy reading!