Hottest beach reads for the summer

Marie Claire

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

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Whether you’re downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.









And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Bestselling author Hosseini returns with an instantly relatable novel that follows generations of a troubled family across the Middle East.

For fans of: New York: The Novel, The Kite Runner.





The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani

From debut writer DiSclifani comes a story that would make even Holden Caulfield Blush about teenage Thea Atwell and how she learns to find herself during a summer of sex and secrets.

For fans of: Prep, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

(See also: Printed sunglasses that put your black shades to shame )










Nice is Just a Place in France by The Betches

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Nice is Just a Place in France by The Betches

The creators of Betches Love This tackle life’s difficult challenges (frenemies, boyfriends, hangovers) with a satirical guide about ‘how to win at basically everything.

For fans of: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Bossypants.















Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

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Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

Bestselling author of Prep Curtis Sittenfeld breaks new ground with this supernatural story you won’t be able to put down about twin sisters who can sense the future.

For fans of: Her Fearful Symmetry, American Wife.















Freud’s Mistress by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman

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Freud’s Mistress by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman

A historical novel that introduces—and gets to the bottom of—Sigmund Freud’s intimate and scandalous love life.

For fans of: The Paris Wife, The Chaperone.















The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

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The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Set in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the 1920s, two typists engage in an unforgettable flapper-era friendship.

For fans of: Rules of Civility, The Great Gatsby.
















No One Could Have Guessed the Weather by Anne-Marie Casey

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No One Could Have Guessed the Weather by Anne-Marie Casey

One woman is forced to surrender her aristocratic lifestyle when her husband loses his job—but the three friends who she finds in Manhattan pick her up one experience at a time.

For fans of: The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Sex and the City.













The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

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The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

The author of Maine and Commencement returns with a sprawling tale about marriage, its meaning, its importance and whether or not a diamond really is forever.

For fans of: The Privileges, Girls in White Dresses.















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