If you’re looking for your next summer read, you’ve found the right place. I’ve rounded up the best summer reads ranging from thrillers to romance to self-help and more! Dive in and find your next book now.

Picking up a good book and getting lost for an hour or two is one of my favorite ways to relax and unwind, especially after a long day at work. There’s something that fills me with so much joy with this simple practice.

When summertime rolls around, I’m usually found with my nose in a new read, and it’s safe to say that reading is one of my favorite forms of self-care.

MY MUST-READS FOR THIS SUMMER

I’ve broken out my top picks for this summer into a few different genres to help you navigate your choices with a bit more ease. I’m a big fan of the thriller genre, mixed in with a little fluffy brain candy, and layered with a few legitimate self-help/self-discovery books.

Over the past few years, I’ve tried to give myself leeway and read only books that I’m genuinely interested in because for so long I found myself reading books because they were trending in the wellness and self-help world. Most of those books are sitting in a pile with only a few chapters consumed.

GENRE: BEAUTIFULLY-WRITTEN NOVELS

Elenor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeymoon

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Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

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Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate

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Nine Perfect Strangers
by Liane Moriarty

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Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng

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The Lost Girls of Paris
by Pam Jenoff

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GENRE: NAIL-BITING THRILLERS

The Couple Next Door
by Shari Lapena

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Something in the Water
by Catherine Steadman

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The Perfect Couple
by Elin Hilderbrand

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Into the Water
by Paula Hawkins

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The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides

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The Woman in the Window
by AJ Finn

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GENRE: SELF-HELP AND SELF-DISCOVERY

Present Over Perfect
by Shauna Niequist

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How to Stop Feeling Like Shit
by Andrea Owen

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Journey to the Heart
by Melody Beattie

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The Self-Love Experiment
by Shannon Kaiser

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The Untethered Soul
by Michael A. Singer

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Start Where You Are
by Meera Lee Patel

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LOOKING TO DITCH PAPER BOOKS?

Yes, there is something magical about opening a physical book, but I understand that they aren’t always the most practical option from many standpoints.

I read so much that I recently joined our local library (find yours here!). The best part is that it’s just a short walk from our house, which is saving me a lot of money in the long run!

Are libraries not your thing? There are some other ways I love to devour my reads, especially if I’m traveling and don’t want to carry around bulky books on vacation or in my carry-on.

  • Audible allows you to listen to your books, which is an excellent option for long car rides or boring cross-country flights. Get two free audiobooks now!
  • Kindle Unlimited gets you unlimited access to millions of titles and is perfect if you’re looking to read a lot of books on just one device. I use my Kindle App on my iPhone and iPad, but my husband loves this Kindle.
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