2 New Releases to Read Poolside

Perfect summertime reading for relaxing poolside. From the tale of a hollywood starlet to the story of star-crossed lovers. Grab your wide brim hat and enjoy!

Sunshine, popsicles and pool floats make for the perfect summer day. But in our opinion, the only way to lay by the pool is with a book in hand. Not all books will do the trick, however. We loved The Underground Railroad but that book is not made to be read poolside. Instead, we have two just-released books that pair perfectly with sunnies and a Paloma. So grab a copy, throw on your wide brim hat and enjoy!

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A Tell-all about a hollwood starlet's rise to fame and the seven husbands she acquired along the way. Perfect to read poolside!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Where to begin with this one? A tell-all about a fictional Elizabeth Taylor-esque celebrity’s rise to Hollywood stardom, her seven husbands and the true love of her life — This book is made for summer. Evelyn Hugo has asked an unknown reporter, Monique Grant, to write her life story in a no-holds-barred book. There is a bit of mystery around why Monique was chosen and Evelyn certainly has her fair share of hardships as she claws her way to the top.

The drama and suffering adds dimension to the story that makes it so much more than fluff, though the inner workings of Hollywood were fun to read too. The story seems so candid that I honestly forgot that Evelyn Hugo was not a real celebrity. Taylor Jenkins Reid slays with this story finding the perfect balance of glamour and grit.

A magical tale about star-crossed lovers. Perfect for to read poolside with a paloma!

A Million Junes By Emily Henry

I had the pleasure of reading A Million Junes by Emily Henry and I absolutely loved it. This is a perfect summer time read with just the right amount of romance, conflict, mystery, and magic.   In a small town of Five Fingers, Michigan, live the O‘Donnells and the Angerts, two families feuding for generations. Jack “June” O’Donnell has always stayed away from the Angert family with no real explanation for the cause of the feud. When Jack meets Saul Angert, everything changes. She can’t seem to stay away from him and strange things begin to happen. June decides she needs answers and embarks on a journey that will take her to places she never thought were possible.

This book is the perfect summer read. It’s light, well-written and has just the right amount of magic. A Million Junes is a Young Adult novel; however, it doesn’t feel juvenile or silly. I love reading a good young adult book to mix it up especially in the summer.

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2 New Releases to Read PoolsideA Million Junes by Emily Henry
Published by Penguin on May 16th 2017
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance, General, Social Themes, Death & Dying
Pages: 400
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four-half-stars

Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude in Emily Henry's brilliant follow-up to The Love That Split the World, about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations. 
 
In their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, the O'Donnells and the Angerts have mythic legacies. But for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them, except to say it began with a cherry tree.
 
Eighteen-year-old Jack "June" O'Donnell doesn't need a better reason than that. She's an O'Donnell to her core, just like her late father was, and O'Donnells stay away from Angerts. Period.
 
But when Saul Angert, the son of June's father's mortal enemy, returns to town after three mysterious years away, June can't seem to avoid him. Soon the unthinkable happens: She finds she doesn't exactly hate the gruff, sarcastic boy she was born to loathe. 
 
Saul's arrival sparks a chain reaction, and as the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers conspire to reveal the truth about the dark moment that started the feud, June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored. And she must decide whether it's finally time for her--and all of the O'Donnells before her--to let go.

2 New Releases to Read PoolsideThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Published by Simon and Schuster on June 13th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Women, Family Life, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 400
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four-stars

“Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.” –Buzzfeed

“The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama.” —PopSugar

In this entrancing novel “that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all” (Kirkus Reviews), a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

“Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.

The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and A Million Junes should absolutely be on your reading list this summer! One better than a gossip magazine, the other magical and transportive! 2 amazing, but very different reads. Perfect for summer!

Looking for the perfect story? We've got a tell-all from a fictional starlet and a magical story of star-crossed lovers for you to enjoy poolside. Sunshine, popsicles and pool floats make for the perfect summer day. So grab a copy, throw on your wide brim hat and enjoy! We have two just-released books that pair perfectly with sunnies and a Paloma. So grab a copy, throw on your wide brim hat and enjoy!
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