2018 Summer Fun: Beach Reads

Next to a bathing suit and towel, a good book is a vacation necessity.

Meghan: A Hollywood Princess

If the recent coverage of Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry wasn’t enough to satiate your royal appetite, look no further than this biography of the actress/activist turned princess by Andrew Morton, author of Diana.

Rich People Problems

The final book in a trilogy that began with Crazy Rich Asians—adapted for film and hitting theaters in August—Kevin Kwan’s Rich People Problems is a satirical story of a family rocked by an impending death and the ensuing struggle for a piece of the inheritance.


This well-regarded debut novel from Christine Mangan has made several reading lists this summer with its alluring story of two female friends in 1950s Morocco whose relationship takes a frightening turn.

This is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today

Chrissy Metz, who portrays Kate Pearson on NBC’s This is Us, delves into her difficult childhood years and early career in Hollywood in this memoir/self-help book that examines personal acceptance.

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist

MTV Decoded host Franchesca Ramsey—whose 2012 YouTube video “S— White Girls Say … to Black Girls” has 12 million-plus views—released her first book, cataloguing her triumphs and trials as a media personality who takes on race and social issues in a digital world.

When Life Gives You Lululemons

In Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada, Emily Charlton is a prickly yet endearing assistant to Runway editor Miranda Priestley whose personal story is never fully explored. That’s about to change in this sequel, which catches us up with an older and perhaps wiser Charlton.

(July 2018)

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