My friend Liz Egan is so funny. You might know her from Glamour magazine where she’s the Books Editor. Or you might remember her from a post she wrote right here on DALS about her insane, yet totally adorable lunchbox note ritual. But I am lucky enough to know her as a friend, in real life and in Facebook life. And it was on Facebook where last week she posted this update:
It’s funny, people rarely ask me how I got my beach body (wine, Cheez-Its, spinning), where I got my bathing suit (local boutique, closed three years ago, now a Smashburger), or what color I have on my toes (Well Red)–but occasionally inquiring minds want to know what summer books I loved. Here’s my list.
Because she’s as generous as she is well-read, Liz gave me permission to reprint the list for the DALS community. Have you guys read any of them? Would love to hear your thoughts. Note: She gets advance copies, so some of these aren’t published until later in the summer:
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
The Assistants by Camille Perri
The After Party by Anton DiSclafani
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley (Published June 7)
The Girls by Emma Cline (June 14)
The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close (July 19)
Losing It by Emma Rathbone (July 19)
Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty (July 26)
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (July 26)
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Moue (July 23)
Follow Liz on twitter to get her recommendations all year long.
Thanks Liz! xox
Photo: Phoebe reading Life of Pi near Homer, Alaska, 2014. Possibly the best reading spot in North America.