7 Great New Summer Reads

Nothing beats a great read in the summer time! Whether you are reading at the pool, laying in a hammock with a good book, or lounging at the beach with your read, reading takes you places! We shared the 6 Books Every Girl Should Read, and that is an any-time-of-year book list. However, there are certain books that come out around summer that can’t be passed up! The CGS Team is sharing 7 awesome summer reads we recommend you dive into!

Into the Water

Paula Hawkins, the author of the New York Times Best-selling Novel “The Girl on the Train” recently released a new mystery. “Into the Water” follows the story of a young girl whose mother was found dead in a river that runs through town. Her mother isn’t the only one who’s been found in the river. This read will have you on the edge of your seat and unable to put it down.

Secrets in Summer

Crowned the “Queen of beach books” by the Star Ledger, Nancy Thayer released her newest novel “Secrets in Summer” this month. Year-round Nantucket resident Darcy Cotterill juggles family, relationships and drama during her summer on Nantucket. Engaging drama and tantalizing scandals will have you connected to Darcy and waiting to see her next move.

Rich People Problems

Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of “Crazy Rich Asians”, is back with a hilarious new novel of a family consumed by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia’s greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance. If you’re looking for a little laughter this summer, “Rich People Problems” is your book!

Gwendy’s Button Box

Terrifying author Stephen King teams up with Richard Chizmar to bring a chilling tale of the little town Castle Rock, Maine. “Gwendy’s Button Box” takes you back to 1974 when Gwendy Peterson has her first encounter with Suicide Stairs and the person she meets that causes nightmares down the road. This spooky story is perfect for those horror book readers.

I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons

Are you a lover of memoirs? If so, you don’t want to pass up the memoir “I Can’t Make This Up” from the incredibly hilarious Kevin Hart. Kevin puts together one of the funniest, most inspirational and heartfelt memoirs about surviving life, success, and the importance of being yourself. This read will have you laughing, crying, and feeling inspired!

The Identicals


We can’t get enough of Elin Hilderbrand. Her Winter Street trilogy had us hooked! Now, she’s coming back to summer season with a new novel “The Identicals”. The story follows twin sisters Harper and Tabitha Frost who couldn’t be more different. After a decade apart on islands 11 miles away, the sisters live a summer they won’t forget. Secrets, lies, and gossip travel between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in an incredible summer story.

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Best-selling author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg pairs up with Wharton’s top-rated professor Adam Grant to deliver a powerful, inspiring book about moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. This book offers personal insights and eye-opening research on finding strength when faced with adversity. If you are going through something, or need a lesson on life, “Option B” will more than deliver.


Summer reading should not be overlooked! This summer, we challenge you to pick out a good book and finish it! Escape everyday life with a book that speaks to your soul! Do any of the books above sound interesting to you? What books are you looking forward to reading this summer? Share your summer reads by leaving a comment below!

-The CGS Team



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