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When summer rolls around, we find ourselves seeking out a certain type of book – one that’s a fun read, that transports us to another place and goes perfectly with an afternoon by the water (even if that water is just our bathtubs after work). 

If you’ve got a vacation coming up and want some ideas for books for the plane or your beach bag, look no further! These ones come with a stamp of approval from the EveryDay Happy Team. 🙂 

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The title pretty much says it all – you’ll want to read this fun romance with your toes in the sand! In it, two authors make a bet to swap genres for their next books. As they help each other research and battle writers’ block, there’s plenty of steamy tension, but also plenty of smart, heartfelt moments. 

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Author of bestselling books turned popular TV series, Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers is back with another fun read that will keep you guessing until the end. If you’re in the mood for a classic page-turner, plus wit and dark humor, pull out your beach chair and enjoy! 

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Half the fun of this book is reading about Malibu in the 1980s (the surfing, the clothes, the music!), but there’s so much more to it. Family drama, romance, and an epic party that does not go as planned make this a compelling and emotional read. 

Dava Shastri’s Last Day by Kirthana Ramisetti

In this poignant family drama, billionaire philanthropist Dava Shastri knows she has little time left on this earth, so she decides to see for herself how people will remember her – by letting news of her death leak before she’s actually, well, dead. This novel will make you think about your own legacy and what’s important in life, but it’s also filled with intriguing family drama and lighter moments that make it an interesting vacation read. 

The Bridgerton novels by Julia Quinn

If you enjoyed the Netflix show, then now’s the perfect time to read the books! They’re filled with the same witty dialogue and sultry romances that make the show so fun. 😉 

Do you have a favorite summer read? Let us know! We’ll be sharing more favorites on Instagram and would love to include yours. 

Emily and the EveryDay Happy Team

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“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.” ― Walt Disney


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