There’s no going to the beach without at least one book. If you’re lucky, there’ll be some downtime on this girls trip to cruise through a few chapters. You can simultaneously feed your brain while you bond with your sisters. And who knows, maybe you’ll inspire a few others and you can have a beach book club.
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman in love with her boyfriend yet still full of untapped ambition. When she meets Faith Frank, a persuasive and elegant 63-year-old feminist, Greer finds the purpose she’s been searching for. Faith leads Greer down a new path, one wildly different than the one she imagined but the one she finds she needs.
Tangerine by Christine Mangan
When Alice arrives in Tangier with her husband, John, she’s surprised to run into Lucy, her former friend. Alice, who’s having a hard time adjusting to Morocco lets Lucy’s fearless personality pull her out of her flat and into the country. But soon Alice feels controlled by Lucy at every turn. And before long, Alice’s husband goes missing, and she starts to question everything around her.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Legendary film actress Evelyn Hugo hasn’t spoken to the press in years, so when she reaches out to unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant to tell her life story, it’s astounding to say the least. Evelyn reflects on her relentless rise to the top, the risks she took, the loves she lost and the secrets she never imagined sharing. It all leads up to a confession that’ll shake Monique to her core.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. He is a young executive, and she is an artist about to break onto the scene. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows nothing about. Shocked, Celestial finds comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns home ready to resume their life together, leaving Celestial with a huge decision.