Recently a friend of mine rejected my book recommendation. When she pulled it from her stack of books at the pool, she decided that she absolutely could not read this book until fall. Ok, I’ve learned my lesson. Books have their seasons as well as their readers. If you’re looking for something light and fun to read by the pool, in the plane, or under a tree, try these summer reads.
American Thighs: the Sweet Potato Queens’ guide to preserving your assets by Jill Conner Browne is a hilarious life maintenance program to help women navigate society’s obsession with nips, tucks, carbs, and clothes.
Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews is the fun story of Southern belle BeBe Loudermilk. After being romanced a swindled by a conman, she starts over with all she has left, a run-down motor hotel in a quirky beach town.
In The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith takes us to contemporary Botswana. Precious Ramotswe decides to go against tradition and start her own detective agency, staffed only by women. Publisher Weekly calls it a “little gem of a book”.