There’s no shortage of books to read while relaxing around the pool this summer. No matter what an individual’s reading preference, they’ll find a novel to satisfy their desire for mystery and romance to humor and the supernatural. Here are some of the best books for poolside.
Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield
Tilla journeys to Jamaica to visit her estranged father. She unearths powerful family secrets that addresses topics of color, class and more. Her own life is in turmoil and a hurricane is bearing down on the island.
Midlife Zombie Hunter by Shannon Mayer
Set for release on June 12, the entire series provides a heaping helping of humor as Breena, an overweight, 40-year-old with “the sight” hunts zombies in the latest edition. Armed with a bottle of pain reliever and a cadre of friends that includes a skeleton, spectral horse, and other creatures of myth and legend, the preternatural expert takes on the hard jobs to protect the human world from chaos.
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
Vern is seven months pregnant and determined to escape the religious compound in which she’s been raised. She escapes to the surrounding forest where she gives birth to twins. Black, blind and alone, Vern is undergoing changes she can’t explain and must understand the past to make sense of the present. Gothic horror meets science fiction as she protects herself against government agents and those that want to return her to the compound.
Sunshine Girl by Julianna Margulies
Four years in the writing, the star of the Good Wife TV series speaks candidly about her untraditional childhood, the messy divorce of her parents, and her rise to fame. She also explores how nicknames impact a child in negative and positive ways, including her own – Sunshine Girl.
The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
For fans of historical fiction, the novel is based on the life of Evangelina Cisneros and was a New York Times bestseller. Imprisoned in Cuba, her plight catches the attention of the rich and famous in the U.S. The book talks about the explosion of the USS Maine, reconcentration camps, and her role in the Cuban War of Independence.
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