9 Great Beach Reads
This is the season of the beach read. But no matter how you plan to spend the long, lazy days of summer — on the beach, by a pool, or on the Great Lawn in Central Park — you should have a good book in your tote bag. We tapped into the experts at Amazon Books at The Shops at Columbus Circle, who gave us their picks for this summer's best page-turners.
For Thriller Seekers: “The Perfect Mother” by Aimee Molloy
This instant New York Times bestseller about a group of Brooklyn moms has already been adapted into a movie starring Kerry Washington.
For Political Buffs: “The President is Missing” by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson, who holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, teamed up to write this whodunit.
For Prada-Wearing Devils: “When Life Gives You Lululemons” by Lauren Weisberger
The girls from "The Devil Wears Prada" are back, and now they're living in the burbs and wearing Lululemon (coming soon to The Shops at Columbus Circle).
For Pop-Culture Junkies: “Marriage Vacation” by Pauline Brooks
If you're a fan of the TV show "Younger," about a mom masquerading as a millennial book editor, then you’ll love "Marriage Vacation." This is the book from the show.
For Mystery Mavens: “The Death of Mrs. Westaway” by Ruth Ware
This nail-biter from a New York Times bestselling author involves a mysterious letter, an inheritance, a funeral, and a tarot-card reader.
For Chick-Lit Lovers: “How Hard Can It Be: A Novel” by Allison Pearson
If you followed the adventures of Kate Reddy in “I Don't Know How She Does It,” you’ll want to see what she’s up to now in this follow-up book.
For Comedy Fans: “Less: A Novel” by Andrew Sean Greer
This romantic comedy about a writer who goes traveling instead of going to a wedding has already snagged the Pulitzer Prize. So you know it's going to be good.
For Bridezillas: “The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hilderbrand
This is the story of a wedding gone wrong — very wrong. A dead body floats ashore just hours before the nuptials. Suddenly, everyone is a suspect.
For the Workaholic: “Heaven Adjacent” by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Roseanna Chaldecott is a high-powered Manhattan attorney until the death of her best friend inspires her to get off the fast track and live a very different life.