- The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews. This was your typical beach read—drama, humor, gossip, and just a little murder…all set on the coast! The Weekenders turned out to be pretty much what I expected…a fairly predictable storyline and average writing, but entertaining and fun for a casual day relaxing by the water.
- Modern Lovers by Emma Straub. This book showed up on almost every single summer reading list I came across the past few months, so I was really anxious to see it. The novel follows the lives of six main characters, two adult couples and their teenage children. Their lives are woven together in a variety of ways, dating all the way back to their time playing together in a band during college. For me this book was just okay—not terrible, but not great either. I didn’t find any of the characters incredibly relatable or believable, and the story fell short for me, too. Overall, I was pretty disappointed, but there are still a lot of books left on my summer reading list!