Ultimate Library’s booklist this week is focused on some of the best books for easy, beach reading and these treasures are the ideal packages to start your summer off. Certain to provide drama, laughter, romance and tragedy – this selection is perfect for anyone whiling away a few hours on the edge of the ocean. Happy reading!
1. A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson
Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost – and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius and love. Set on the beautiful Greek island of Hydra, this is the ideal summer setting for easy reading.
2. Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
The New York Times bestselling author returns with her brilliant book that delves deep into a friendship that was once lost. Set in Cape Cod, during a disastrous wedding takes, this is the story of Daphne and Drew and a relationship between two women who nearly lost touch forever.
3. The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward
When 70-year-old Charlotte enters an essay to win a jetsetter prize, she does so in the hopes of reconnecting her estranged family. When she
remarkably wins, they pack their bags for a holiday they won’t forget. As past lovers and new interests come onto the scene as they travel through Europe, the family are forced to confront their past.
4. The Island by Victoria Hislop
The acclaimed, 1 million-copy-selling book from Victoria Hislop is a dramatic story of a family across generations. Torn apart by war, illicit love and leprosy the book follows Alexis as she searches into her mother’s secret past and learns how intimately connected it is with the very present of her family’s narrative.
5. The Weekend by Charlotte Wood
Sylvie, Jude, Wendy and Adele have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Struggling to recall what made them friends in the first place, the three women spend a weekend at Sylvie’s old beach house and tensions run high.