Best Summer Reads 2023

Best Summer Reads 2023

Best Summer Reads 2023

As Summer fast approaches I thought I would share a list of the best summer reads 2023. From romantic beach reads to heart-racing summer classics.

Best Summer Reads 2023

Beach Read by Emily Henry

For the romantics in the world, you should pick up a copy of Beach Read by Emily Henry for your summer holidays. This novel is full of some of the best romantic tropes, including a fan favourite enemies-to-lovers.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Another fan-favourite summer read is Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Read. Set in the 1980s, this story focuses on the Riva family over the course of one night that ends in flames. Including flashbacks to the family’s history and how the night came to an end with the Riva mansion on fire after a party.

The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley

Set initially during a sweltering summer, this story focuses on a group of cousins before the start of World War Two. It’s a classic coming-of-age story that covers topics of love, sex, infidelity and self-discovery.

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

If you’re after a more literary novel then this heart-racing classic French novel about a single father and his teenage daughter will do the trick. Cécile and her father live a life of leisure on the French Riviera, but when her father decides to marry his much-younger mistress Cécile is not best pleased.

Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

This psychological, literary novel follows a mother and her teenage daughter during a heatwave. The heat adds to the tension of this gripping novel about obsession and love.

Atonement by Ian McEwan

This modern classic starts with a heatwave in the 1930s before leading into the terrors of the Second World War. The descriptions of the heat add to the boiling-pot tension and ultimately define the rest of the story.

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

And finally, potentially the most popular modern classic featuring a summer romance. The hot romance between Elio and Oliver under the Tuscan sun is an LGBTQIA+ classic.

What summer reads would you recommend for 2023? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Ellie x

Twitter // Facebook // Pinterest // Bloglovin // Instagram // Waterstones // TikTok

Best Summer Reads 2023

Leave a Reply