Summer is here, exams are over and now you have the time to reconnect with your reader side you’ve been neglecting. If you’re feeling jetlagged from revision and workload, there are best quick reads that will put you back on track and help you pass the time.
The Woman In Cabin 10 By Ruth Ware
Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train. What meant to be the perfect trip on a boutique cruise ship soon turns into a nightmare for travel journalist Lo Blacklock. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. She finds herself trapped on a boat with a murderer
The Merry Spinster: Tales Of Everyday Horror By Mallory Ortberg
A collection of dreaful and clever stories based on classic fairy tales. The Merry Spinster will take you to alien, yet familiar territory by giving your average children’s story a mischievous twist, with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity, and a keen sense of feminist playfulness.
Less By Andrew Sean Greer
The winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize, Less, follows Arthur Less, a gay man and struggling novelist on the cusp of 50 who embarks on a trip across the world in order to avoid his own problems back home. If you love the self-journey trope, this satirical and emotive wonder is for you.
Beach House Reunion By Mary Alice Monroe
Three generations of the same family, the Rudleges, reunite during a summer in South Carolina. Alice Monroe’s story is a wonderful tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love, ideal for lovers of healing and finding love again narratives.
The Female Persuasion By Meg Wolitzer
Greer is a fresher when he meets Faith Frank, an accomplished and exemplar woman who has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades. Faith takes Greer under her wing, leading her to the path of success at the risk of jeopardising her relationship with the love of her life, Cory. A brilliant story about life, womanhood and ambition.
Hey Ladies! By Michelle Markowitz
Crowned the best beach read by New York Times Best Seller List, Hey Ladies is the hilarious tale of a group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and the planning of a disastrous wedding. This relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and more.
Love Rules By Joanna Coles
How to find a real relationship in the digital world? That’s the question many people have asked themselves at some point in their life and, luckily, this book has the answers. Described as the guide for “those looking for a smart, no-bullshit, effective guide to finding love”, Love Rules will have you taking notes. This is easily one of the best quick reads for your love life.
The Missing Girl By Jenny Quintana
Don’t we love the thrillers with the word “Girl” in the title? This particular one follows Anna, a woman whose adored older sister goes missing as a teenager. Thirty years later, the death of her mother forces Anna to return home after ages of absent and to start questioning what really happened to her sister.