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All the Books You Need for National Sunglasses Day

by | June 27

Yes, we wrote a book list for #NationalSunglassesDay. Because it combines two of our favorite things: sunny summer days requiring sunglasses and totally glam book covers! You’re welcome. 

When Life Gives You Lululemons

When Life Gives You Lululemons

by Lauren Weisberger

Did you love The Devil Wears Prada? Good news! Everyone’s favorite ex-assistant Emily Charlton is back—this time scheming with friends to take down a dirty politician...There may even be a special appearance from someone we all love to hate! 

A Girl Like That

A Girl Like That

by Tanaz Bhathena

Zarin Wadia is a good student, an orphan, and an ambitious risk-taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents tell their kids to stay away from, a troublemaker, someone who gets tangled up in (too) many romances, and is constantly gossiped about. When she’s found dead along with eighteen year-old Porus Dumasia, the older boy who has always loved her, people realize Zarin was more than just “a girl like that.” Peel back the layers of Zarin’s life in this fascinating (and disturbing) debut novel. 

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

What happens when you find out your New York boyfriend is a crazy rich and extremely eligible bachelor, when he brings you home to Singapore to meet his family? You get a big, fat X painted on your backThis fast-paced romp will have you laugh-crying (and maybe cry-laughing). Bonus: Crazy Rich Asians the movie hits theaters August 15! 

Postcards from the Edge

Postcards from the Edge

by Carrie Fisher

semi-autobiographical novel from everyone’s favorite princess—Carrie Fisher. This stunning debut published over thirty years ago chronicles one young actress’s experiences at rehab as she comes to terms with life in the outside world. Postcards from the Edge is about Hollywood, but it’s also about the dangers—and delights—of all our addictions. And, it was adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple

Bernadette—once a young architect with the whole world ahead of her—is now an agoraphobic whose life is focused on raising her teenage daughter, Bee. When Bernadette goes missing, Bee does everything she can to find her, and begins piecing together Bernadette’s life through emails, letters, and secret correspondence. You’ll ignore your own mom so you can finish this book—we highly suggest you pick it up. Bonus: This hysterical dramedy is going to be a movie starring Cate Blanchett! 

Absolutely True Lies

Absolutely True Lies

by Rachel Stuhler

A book you’ll want to grab before you head out on vacation this summer, Absolutely True Lies follows fledgling writer Holly Gracin, who’s just inches from giving up on her career. That’s when Holly is hired to ghostwrite a memoir for Daisy Mae Dixson, an 18-year-old pop star. Holly quickly realizes Daisy’s squeaky-clean public image is a total lie, and struggles to write nice (lies) about her. But when Daisy has a public meltdown, and her memoir is the only thing that can save her, Holly is suddenly under a lot more pressure to get it right. But following around a teenage pop star has taken its toll, and Holly has to decide if the fame and fortune is worth the lies. 

No One Tells You This

No One Tells You This

by Glynnis MacNicol

Glynnis MacNicol’s memoir isn’t technically available yet, but we’re so excited about this one, we had to talk about it early! The world we live in is changing, and more and more women are choosing “non-traditional” paths. So what happens “if the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child?” This is the question Glynnis asked herself when she turned 40, and her search for the answer fueled a year of self-discovery involving family illness, travel, adventures with men young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats). Pick it up on July 10 to read about one woman’journey into modern womanhood! 

The Royal Runaway

The Royal Runaway

by Lindsay Emory

Another title we couldn’t wait to rave about! If you’ve read The Princess Diaries and The Royal We, then you should mark your calendars for October 9 when The Royal Runaway hits shelves! Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent (phew, that’s a title) is kind of over the princess thing. And who could blame her? She recently (and very publicly) got left at the altar. When Isabella gets the chance to be a “normal” woman and meets a sexy Scot named Nick in a local bar, she thinks she might get her whirlwind romance after all. Wrong! Nick is not only the brother of her former fiancé, he’s also a British spy, and very much not above blackmail. Read what happens when they (reluctantly) join forces to find Isabella’s fiancé, and uncover a secret that could destroy the monarchy. 

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Shefali works on the Corporate Digital Marketing team at Simon & Schuster. Because her whole life is #reading, it’s hard for her to pick a favorite genre—anything with strong voice is amazing. She sometimes has unpopular opinions, loves Jane Austen, and finds snark, sassiness, and Oxford commas to be necessary parts of life. Follow her on Twitter at @ShefaliLohia or Instagram at @shefallsgracefully.