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Whether you're planning an adventurous trip across Europe or a chill cruise to the Caribbean, every bride needs a good book to bury her nose in during the honeymoon. Nothing too serious but with just the right amount of substance, a page-turner that can easily be read with a drink in your opposite hand by the water. So before you check in, be sure to check out these 5 brand new beach reads you'll love getting lost in on your great escape.
1. First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
Marriage, family secrets, sisterly bonds, motherhood and loss...this book covers it all! Hitting shelves at the end of the month (June 28th to be exact), Emily Giffin's latest novel chronicles the highly relatable story of two drastically different 30-something sisters who, torn apart by a family tragedy 15 years earlier, both find themselves at a crossroads in their current lives. One sister, Meredith, seems to have it all from the outside looking in, with the perfect job, husband and young daughter. However, all is not as it seems. The other, Josie, longs to become a mother, but without the right guy, that dream seems to be getting further and further out of reach. The pair are suddenly brought back together to confront painful secrets from the past, face the future, and find their own happily ever afters. Will love conquer all?
2. Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Hipster brides will dig this witty novel about a group of former 90s cool kid band members and (still) close friends now trying to navigate adulthood and parenthood together as middle-aged neighbors in Brooklyn. But staying "young" proves to be difficult with your own crazy kids coming of age and (gasp!) starting to hook up with each other. When fame comes knocking in the form of a potential movie, the group gets the rare chance to relive their own youthful heydays and band secrets from the past come pouring out.
3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
If you loved Gone Girl, then you'll want to get your hands on this psychological thriller ASAP, especially since the movie hits the big screen this October! Broken-hearted after her own divorce, Rachel imagines the perfect life (not unlike the one she used to have) for two strangers she sees every day on her commute to work. One day, that dream world she's created for the "happy" couple comes crashing down, as Rachel witnesses something seriously disturbing from her seat on the train. But when no one, not even the police, will believe her, she has to take matters into her own hands and investigate.
4. The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
This exciting murder mystery meets lighthearted beach read will instantly grab your attention and draw you into the drama of an idyllic North Carolina beach town. Despite her impending divorce, Riley Griggs is looking forward to a summer of fun in the sun with her friends and family, but a soon-to-be ex husband that suddenly goes missing changes everything. Now, it's up to Riley and her island pals to get to the bottom of things. A hunt for the killer soon has everyone in Belle Isle turning into a suspect...