Written By: Shannon Boyce
Reading has always been a passion of mine. Growing up? I loved the idea of diving into a brand new world. From a safe distance, of course. Most of my summer days were spent with my head buried in a book. I eagerly devoured every word, every chapter, and every story I could get my hands on. Are you a book lover? Do you have a relaxing day at the beach coming up? Or perhaps a fabulous beach vacation? Then gear up for an incredible summer experience. Here are five sensational books that are perfect for the sand and sun.
The Vegas Diaries by Holly Madison. It is time to delve into the world of celebrity, scandal, and following your dreams. Former star of The Girls Next Door, Holly Madison, returns with her second biography. The Vegas Diaries chronicles her journey in Las Vegas. Starting over, establishing a career, dating, and ultimately, finding her true purpose. It offers an intriguing look at love and life in the spotlight. Trust me: you will not be able to put this book down.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. You've probably heard about this next book. (Its film adaptation is currently ranking in cash at the box office.) This unexpected love story focuses on Louisa and Will. She is an ordinary girl searching for meaning. He is a wealthy hot shot who is wheelchair bound after a life altering accident. This book follows their budding romance - and shows us a deeper side of these complex characters. It is a wonderful book for the beach. Just make sure you bring some tissues!
I Do It With The Lights On by Whitney Way Thore. Need a dose of inspiration? Want to feel more confident and beautiful? Then be sure to pick up I Do It With The Lights On. This uplighting biography follows TLC star Whitney Way Thore. From her days as a dancer to a PCOS diagnosis that would change her life forever. Readers will find out more about the disease, how it affects her day-to-day life, and most importantly, how she learned to love herself. This book will give you a new appreciation for the words: body confidence. Guaranteed.
In The Unlikely Event by Jude Blume. The next book on this list takes me back to my youth. I remember so vividly, reading Judy Blume books, and feeling understood. Her stories affected the lives of young readers all over the world. Now? Judy Blume has released her first adult novel in over fifteen years. In The Unlikely Event is set in the 1950s. It follows the people of Elizabeth, New Jersey, as they deal with the ups and downs of life. Love, loss, challenges, and friendships are all on display in this incredible - and meaningful - novel.
I Had a Nice Time and Other Lies by The Betches. Dating these days? Well, it is not for the faint of heart. It is all about apps, online dating profiles, and lengthy text message conversations. Phew! It can be exhausting. Thankfully, there is a to the point book that offers brutally honest advice. The Betches (of the website and Instagram account) provide dating and relationship advice for a generation that has grown tired of swiping left. This is the perfect book to make you laugh and make you think.