Perfect Poolside Reads

Hey Savvy Readers,

I hope all of you are having the best summer ever! I truly believe that there are few things in life that are better than summer reading, especially if you’re sitting poolside. It’s important to take advantage of all this sunshine, while crossing off all those books on your TBR! If you need a few suggestions to bring with you on your next trip to the local pool, read on!


The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Slather on the sunscreen and settle in with this perfect historical fiction novel! The Alice Network is the story of two women—a former female spy in France and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin—who are brought together in the aftermath of the war. With such strong characters and compelling plot, this book is a must-read. Reese Witherspoon even announced it as the new #RWBookClub pick last week!

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the latest manuscript from bestselling crime writer Alan Conway, she becomes convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. This brilliant whodunit will have you guessing and you won’t want to get out of your pool chair until the very end.

The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife by Gill Paul

Looking for a bit of romance, history, and intrigue while you bask in the sun? The Secret Wife by Gill Paul is exactly what you need! Jumping back and forth between 1914 and 2016, The Secret Wife tells a tantalizing story of a Russian princess, a secret marriage and the one of the greatest mysteries of all time.


The Force by Don Winslow 

Enter the darker side of the police world with  The Force by Don Winslow. Dirty cop Denny Malone leads an elite team of NYPD officers as they attempt to keep drugs off the street, all the while taking a cut for themselves. When Denny is suddenly under the FBI’s scrutiny, he finds himself digging a hole that will be hard to get out of.

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Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner

Detective Manon Bradshaw has been transferred to cold cases and she’s busy raising her adopted son and being five months pregnant. But after a businessman is murdered close to the police station, Manon can’t help but take interest. And she’s horrified to discover that both the victim and prime suspect are closely linked to her. As the police force closes ranks against her, Manon is forced to ask herself: how well does she really know her loved ones, and are they capable of murder?

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Monty, a young bisexual British lord, embarks on a Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush Percy. It’ll be one last hurrah, filled with all the vices and pleasure Monty can get before returning home to take over the family estate.  However, when Monty’s reckless behavior turns the trip into a dangerous manhunt, it changes everything Monty knows, including his relationship with Percy. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is fun and flirty, and it’s the 18th-century romantic adventure story you didn’t know you needed.

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The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol

The Lightkeeper’s Daughters is a beautiful story about the importance of family and the possibility of second chances. Elizabeth is forced to face her past when her late father’s journals are discovered on an old shipwreck. With the help of Morgan, a local teenager, Elizabeth goes through the diaries to discover a new world. Elizabeth and Morgan are brought closer as they read, and they begin to realize that their fates may be connected.

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So there you have it! The best books for staying cool by the pool! Which ones will you be packing in your beach bag? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy reading,


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