Summer Reads

by | Jun 2022

Beach Read book cover.

Is it really a Minnesota summer if you don’t pick up a few beach reads? We have curated a list of some must-read books to fill your beach bag with all summer! 

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The aptly titled Beach Read is the epitome of a perfect beach read! This novel follows two beachfront neighbors and authors who believe they have nothing in common but are brought together after a secret affair is unearthed. This feel-good story is the perfect light summer read.

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano 

Finlay is a single mom with two kids and a deadbeat ex-husband who has a snobby new fiancé. She is a moderately successful author who, over sandwiches at Panera, accidently becomes a contract killer. If you love this novel, the sequel, Finlay Donovan Knocks ’em Dead, came out this past February.  

Finlay Donovan is Killing It book cover.

Blush by Jamie Brenner 

This story follows three generations of strong women trying to save their beloved family winery. Grab yourself a glass of blush and let this book sweep you away to the vineyards of the Northeast. Who doesn’t love reading a tale of women outwitting their men? 

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand 

The town of Nantucket conjures roaring waves and sand between your toes. This novel follows the love story of Jake and Mallory, a pair who have a one-weekend-per-year affair. Hilderbrand has solidified her place as the queen of beach reads with this gem.

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Hoover is known for her ability to immediately draw the reader in emotionally and this book did not disappoint. The novel opens with Kenna, a young mother, being released from prison and embarking on a journey to find and connect with a daughter she has never met.

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead

Six friends brought together for their 10-year college reunion have hopes of impressing each other. Instead, they discover their late friend Heather’s killer is among them. This dual timeline novel gives off vibes of the movie Urban Legend, where a group of friends are sitting around putting together what happened. This thriller is perfect for readers who love problem solving. 

Local bookworms Katie Timcho and Amy Sundet run the book blog @overbookedmoms.


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