Books to Buddy Read This Summer

Summer + Friends + Books = the perfect combination! Whether you’re lounging by the pool, picnicking in the park, or meeting up at your favorite café, reading books with friends adds an extra layer of joy and camaraderie to your summer adventures!

If you and your friends loved The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

The Charmed Friends of Trove Isle by Annie Rains

USA Today bestselling author Annie Rains pens a powerful, uplifting story of female friendship and resilience in a small Southern town, as former childhood friends overcome grief and begin to take new chances in their lives…with the help of a long-lost gift they were meant to share.

The Other Side of Disappearing by Kate Clayborn

From the acclaimed author of Georgie, All Along and Love Lettering, a pitch-perfect, radiantly transporting love story about an unexpected road trip, true crime obsessions, and hard won vulnerability…

Best, First, and Last by Amy T. Matthews

Three generations of women set out to heal their broken hearts on a grand adventure of hiking the Incan Trail to Machu Picchu in this stirring, spirited, and ultimately joyful journey of love and self discovery for fans of Rebecca Serle and Josie Silver

If you and your friends want a twisty story to take to the beach!

Long Time Gone by Charlie Donlea

When DNA results reveal a disturbing connection to the mysterious disappearance of a famous baby nearly three decades ago, a woman’s search for answers draws her to an ominous small town in Nevada and a dangerous web of corruption, power, and lies in this engrossing, propulsive new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Taken.

Our Little Secret by Lisa Jackson

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson puts a sexy, twisty, gender-reversed spin on Fatal Attraction in this addictive tale of escalating obsession, betrayal, and violent delights for readers of Peter Swanson, Allison Brennan, Carola Lovering and Stacy Willingham.

The Bitter Truth by Shanora Williams

An upstanding political candidate. A determined stalker. A shattering lost weekend. Amid the clashes and intrigue of the campaign trail, to what lengths will the elegant, all-too-devoted wife of a seemingly incorruptible politician go in the name of love, loyalty, and ego?

If you and your friends love love!

Not How I Pictured It by Robin Lefler

A sharply hilarious and ultimately heartfelt novel about a former teen superstar who grudgingly agrees to a reboot of the show that made her (in)famous… only to find herself stranded on an island with her former co-stars – and quite possibly the most useless survival group in history. For fans of Lizzy Dent, Linda Holmes, and Katherine Center.

A Gamble at Sunset by Vanessa Riley

Award-winning author Vanessa Riley turns all convention on its head for the first in an enchanting, dazzlingly diverse new Regency romance trilogy featuring a duke, three sisters, and a tantalizing bet with a most desirable reward…

The Road Trip Rewind by Kate and Danny Tamberelli

Back to the Future meets 10 Things I Hate About You as the past, the present, and two hearts with unfinished business collide in the most epic, hilarious, and downright poignant way.

And if you and your friends love love…with a little spice!

Her Soul for Revenge by Harley Laroux

To get revenge, she’ll need a demon. To get his help, she’ll promise him anything. Explore the darker side of desire and human nature in this edgy, intense, searingly sexy, dark paranormal romance from Tiktok phenom Harley Laroux – now with bonus content for fans of Scarlett St. Clair, Katee Robert, and Laura Thalassa.

One Cursed Rose by Rebecca Zanetti

For fans of Scarlett St Clair and Sarah J Maas, New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti explores the forbidden and the taboo in this modern twist on Beauty and the Beast – the first in a seductive new dark romance series set in a world where information is power, and those who control the flow of information live like gods…

Flock by Kate Stewart

Discover the first in TikTok phenom Kate Stewart’s internationally bestselling Ravenhood trilogy, a deliciously steamy, irresistibly edgy and suspenseful Robin Hood retelling that offers a thoroughly unique modern-day spin on the original brotherhood of morally gray bad boys – for fans of Lauren Asher and Ana Huang.

Pucking Wild by Emily Rath

In the latest spicy novel in the bestselling TikTok hockey romance series, age is just a number, size doesn’t matter, and love is love is love.

If you and your friends love to play Clue!

A Daughter of Fair Verona by Christina Dodd

Knives Out meets Bridgerton in Fair Verona, as New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd kicks off a frothy, irreverent, witty new series with an irresistible premise—told from the delightfully engaging point of view of Romeo and Juliet’s clever, rebellious, fiercely independent daughter, Rosie Montague.

A Cyclist’s Guide to Crime & Croissants by Ann Claire

Vicariously tour the sundrenched Mediterranean Coast in this perfectly escapist new cozy mystery series starring American expat-turned-bike tour company owner in Southern France.

A Murder Most French by Colleen Cambridge

Postwar Paris is surging back to life, and its citizens are seizing every opportunity to raise a glass or share a delicious meal. But as American expat Tabitha Knight and chef-in-training Julia Child discover, celebrations can quickly go awry when someone has murder in mind.