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10 Books That Are Perfect For Lounging By The Pool This Summer

While you are lounging by the pool this summer, put away your phone and pick up a book! You’ll be getting your tan on while escaping in the words of a good book with these summer reads. From mysteries to non-fiction, you’ll find at least one book that you’ll find in love with. Here are 10 summer reads that are perfect for lounging by the pool this summer!

1. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

You might naturally be drawn to a pretty book cover and this novel is no exception with its bright colors! Get past the cover because the good stuff is in the pages. The author leads you back and forth between the past and the present between two old friends. You, as the reader, are taken through their various vacations, and what leads them to what happens at the end of the novel. This is one of those summer reads that you’ll finish during your time at the pool!

2. Second First Impressions by Sally Throne

Need something quick, easy, and super romantic? This novel is calling your name and demands to be read poolside! An unlikely couple finds their way to each other through a retirement home, a development buyer, and two old women in need of companionship. With one tattooed man and a retirement villa manager, you’re in for a great read. If you read The Hating Game by this author, then you are bound to love this new novel by the amazing Sally Throne!

3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

This novel is the perfect book for picking up when you first arrive at the pool and you’ll be finished by lunchtime! Our main character and protagonist is suffering from memory loss from a traumatic event but can’t figure out what the event was. No one in her family will tell her what happened and she relies on the memories of her cousins to help her along the way. You’ll be piecing the pieces back together with the main character in this novel for a surprising twist in the end!

4. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The traditional enemies-to-lovers trope in literature is a popular and well-loved trope and we are defiantly a fan! This book tells the story of Olive and Ethan who find themselves on a trip to Hawaii under unlikely circumstances. A lot can happen while on vacation and Olive and Ethan are about to find that out! This is a perfect option for summer reads for your vacation if you are needing some downtime to let your imagination wander.

5. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Ellen, flowers, and chocolate chip cookies are three staples of this novel; you’ll soon find out what that all means! As you read this novel, you will find yourself both laughing and crying as you have your heart broken in more ways than one. You’ll meet surprising characters that you will love and hate after everything they do. We are definitely Colleen fans after reading this one!

6. Davita’s Harp by Chaim Potok

Find yourself transformed to the early 1900s in New York with this novel. Davita’s Harp is a coming-of-age story about a young girl living with her parents who are holding Communist meetings in their home as ex-Jewish people. This novel is the kind of read that will have you happy crying in the end and having that warm and fuzzy feeling once you see everything work out for the main character, Ilana. Find out what happens before that warm and fuzzy feeling in one of these summer reads!

7. 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self by Annie F. Downs

If you’re looking for something a little more motivational and less fiction, this is the poolside read for you! If you are needing some extra encouragement and a reminder of just how brave you are, this is a great read to do so. This book will lead you to 100 days of brave choices as a reminder that the braveness was always inside of you the entire time! Whether you start this at the beginning of the year or at the beginning of the summer, you will be changed in the end.

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8. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Travel east to Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City where two individuals are placed together for marriage and a life together. For Esme and Khai, both have felt like outsiders and pessimistic when it comes to love. But when the opportunity comes for Esme to meet a potential match in the US, she takes a chance and moves forward to meet the mystery man. You’ll have to add this to your list of summer reads to find out what happens next!

9. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

If you love a good book series, then this is your book on your list of summer reads! Regardless of your love or hate for a series, Guillory insures that her books can be read as a stand-alone or all together as you start to recognize the other characters. In order to survive his ex’s wedding, Drew must find a date to get through the whole thing. This is where he meets Alexa and they live happily ever after. NOPE. It’s not so simple, but definitely give this a read to find out what happens!

10. You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

Another enemies-to-lovers book that we loved has to be this one but this one has a little bit of a twist! This book tells an honest story of an engaged couple who is absolutely sick of each other but also does not want the hefty bill that comes with canceling their wedding. In an effort to make the other pull out of the engagement, the couple pulls pranks and tries to sabotage the other. The results are just astonishing at the end of their pranking!

Which of these summer reads sounds the best to you? Have you read any from the list? What book is your go-to for sitting by the pool? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

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Gabrielle Perales

English and Media Strategies student at Texas Tech University, lover of coffee, running, and houseplants.

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