By: Jody Brimacombe
More fluffy spring break reads for you to savor!
6. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
This novel follows Rachel, a young attorney, and a flawless good girl — until she isn’t. One night after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with her best friend Darcy’s fiancé. And worse, she has feelings for him. You’ll want to call your best friend and tell her you love her straight after reading this one.
7. The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark
A modern retelling of My Fair Lady, this novel follows Lucy Jo Ellis, a small-town girl with a dream of becoming a famous designer, and Wyatt Hayes, a Harvard-educated anthropologist with a heck of a lot of money. Wyatt bets his friend that he can turn Lucy into a bona fide socialite. Lucy needs a job, so she agrees. Mayhem ensues.
8. Royally Screwed by Emma Chase
If you’re looking for something a little steamier, then this novel is for you. Nicholas Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, is visiting Manhattan on royal business when he meets Olivia Hammond. Nicholas is used to getting his way, which is why he’s surprised when Olivia throws a pie in his face for his cheeky remarks. Banter and sexual tension ensue.
9. Monday’s Child by Louise Bagshawe
The queen of romance strikes gold with this book about a wannabe filmmaker named Anna Brown. There’s nothing more relatable than reading a book about a stressed out twenty-something working in London and feeling out of place next to her beautiful (and deranged) boss. You’ll be laughing out loud in your sun chair.
10. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Honestly, who doesn’t love a story about high school angst? This novel follows sixteen-year-old and not-openly-gay Simon Spier. After Simon sends an email that falls into the wrong hands, he risks not only exposing his own secrets, but also the secrets of Blue — an adorable guy that Simon has never actually met in person, but is definitely crushing on. If you like John Green, you’ll love this book.
11. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
If you saw The Vow with Rachel McAdams and thought, “this is the greatest film ever”, then you’ll love this book. It follows Lexi Smart, a woman that wakes up in the hospital and realizes that she has transformed from a young woman with bad teeth and a dead-end job to a glamorous supermodel with a rich, handsome husband. The only problem? She has amnesia, and can’t remember how she got her fabulous life.
These eleven beach reads in Part 1 and Part 2 are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, swoon, and cheer for the protagonists as they fumble their way through the world. Each book is easy to put down and pick back up, so you don’t have to worry about reading it all in one go — even though you might want to. Best enjoyed with sunglasses and a Mai Tai in hand.