The 7 Best Books to Read this Summer 2023

Summer is the season to get some light reading on at the beach

3 min readMay 24


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Summer is a great time to curl up with a good book. I love taking a great read to the beach and get lost in a love story or a mysterious thriller. This year, many great books are coming out and we have taken the time to review the best books, so it is easier for you to pick one or two for your Summer. Here are 10 of the best books to read in Summer 2023:

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  1. The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand
    Summary: This romantic comedy follows a group of friends who reunite for a weekend at a luxurious beach house. As the weekend progresses, old flames are rekindled, new relationships are formed, and secrets are revealed.
  2. The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende
    Summary: This historical novel tells the story of a young woman who is forced to flee her home in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship. She travels to Europe, where she begins a new life and falls in love.
  3. Sunshine Nails by Mai Nguyen
    Summary: Sunshine Nails is a novel by Mai Nguyen that tells the story of a Vietnamese-Canadian family who runs a nail salon in Toronto. The novel follows the family as they deal with the challenges of running a small business, as well as the challenges of being immigrants in a new country.
  4. Happy Place by Emily Henry
    Summary: Happy Place is a heartwarming and funny novel about friendship, family, and finding your happy place. It’s a perfect summer read, and it’s sure to leave you feeling inspired.
  5. Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune
    Summary: Meet Me at the Lake is a novel by Carley Fortune that tells the story of two strangers who come together when they need each other most. Once, in their early twenties, and again a decade later.
  6. Yellowface by R. F. Kuang
    Summary: Yellowface is a novel that tells the story of June Hayward, a white woman who is accused of cultural appropriation after she publishes a novel about a Chinese-American family. The novel explores the themes of race, identity, and appropriation.
  7. The Celebrants by Steven Rowley
    Summary: The Celebrants is a novel by Steven Rowley that tells the story of four friends who come together to celebrate the life of their fifth friend, who has recently passed away. The novel explores the themes of friendship, loss, and grief.

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