Covet Living’s Poolside Reading Guide

How many of you lovely ladies are reading this on your computer, only to go from the computer to your phone to your iPad to, well… back to another device? If you’re like me, your brain is so over-stimulated it might as well be frying on a pan in a commercial intended to scare youth away from doing drugs. That’s why I’m here to say, it’s time to give your brain another type of workout! Step away from the computer, away from Pinterest, away from cyber stalking on Facebook, and instead…feast your senses on all of the CRAZY good books that’ve come out this summer (with the exception of a couple gems from a few years ago). Some of these are page-turners, people, and I defy you not to fall in love with them. Check out the below reads and get ready to go on a journey for the remaining days of summer:
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1. The Never List by Koethi Zan – This fast-paced nail-biter is being hailed as this summer’s Gone Girl – gasp (!) It’s the tale of two best friends who make a very bad decision to accept a cab ride that’ll change their lives forever. Creepy, suspenseful, impossibly hard to put down.
2. The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes – Called “astonishing” by Time Mag, this story about a time-traveling serial killer and the journalist/potential victim out to track him down is unlike any other crime thriller you’ve read. The Time Traveler’s Wife meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
3. Joyland by Stephen King – I’ve loved his work since being a pubescent teen staying up past my bedtime to read his scary novels, and I’m excited to check out his latest novel about a college student who goes to work at an amusement park and – no surprise – encounters ghosts, murders and all kinds of other Stephen King delights.
4. Most Talkative: Stories From the Front Line of Pop Culture by Andy Cohen – Kim’s wig. “Naked wasted”. If you understand the significance of either of these, you’ll appreciate this charming memoir from the Homecoming King of Bravo, Andy Cohen.
5. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – The author writes about her year-long quest to build happiness into her life, working on her marriage, career and family, using all kinds of methods. A couple years old now, I’ve been wanting to read this and it wasn’t until my co-worker told me how totally fun and sweet – and informational – it was, that I decided to go ahead and buy this. Am excited to dig in!
6. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld - Two identical twin sisters are born with psychic abilities, and eventually grow up to lead very different lives. Years later they come back together after one sister predicts a massive earthquake. Lots of good word-of-mouth about this one.

What are your favorite summer reads? Share them with me in the comments below!


Happy reading!

Karrie from Covet Living