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Best of Skimm Reads for Summer 2017

Best of skimm reads for summer 2017 header 00 PUBLISHED JUN 12, 2017

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Sun’s out, books out. Here are Skimm HQ’s favorite reads to pack in your weekender and hit the beach with this summer.

What to read if you’re into star-crossed lovers...

The Light We Lost

“The Light We Lost” by Jill Santopolo is it. About two people who meet in college and cross paths over the years. He goes to war zones as a photographer, while she starts a career in NYC. This read is “One Day” meets “Me Before You.” Get it here.

What to read if your childhood bookshelf still has every "Gossip Girl" book...

Rich People Problems

"Rich People Problems" by Kevin Kwan is your next fix. It's part three in a series about some very crazy, very rich Asians. It's well-written escapism that'll get you through a beach weekend. Read it. You don’t need to have read the first two to know what’s going on – but we think you should start from the beginning. Get all three here.

What to read when the bouquet's a little too robust for a merlot...

Cork Dork

“Cork Dork” by Bianca Bosker. If you’ve ever had the urge to quit your desk job and head to the liquor store, meet your new read. The author spent a year drinking up the master sommelier scene around the country, getting a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a professional drinker. It’s “Eat, Pray, Love” meets “Somm.” Read responsibly.

What to read if you just moved into a one bedroom...

Don't You Cry

"Don't You Cry" by Mary Kubica. Imagine your roommate disappears and you start to realize you weren't as close as you thought you were. As in she might've wanted to kill you. Yup. This page turner is "Single White Female" meets "Swimfan." Buy here.

What to read when your sibling's annoying you on family vacay...


"Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett. Imagine dating an iconic author. Who then turns all of your family drama into his next bestseller. It’s a family affair. In more ways than one. Think: “It’s Complicated” meets “The OC.” Get it.

PS: Want to know all our Skimm Reads picks? They're all in our app. All the reads. All the time. And we add a new one every Friday. Because we like big books and we cannot lie.

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