What We're Reading: This Summer's Hottest Page Turner

Most Popular
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

If you've already read all the books that came up as your answer on our summer beach reads quiz, you're going to need something new to get wrapped up in on your vacation this season. We highly recommend J. Courtney Sullivan's latest, a novel surrounding an Irish Catholic family and its summer beach house — plus all the drama that goes along with it.

Whether you're lounging in a hammock this summer or are jet setting across the country, this read will transport you to the shores of New England, where salty beach air, chilled white wine and succulent lobster rolls are a daily occurrence.

Most Popular


Maine

Author: J. Courtney Sullivan, author of New York Times bestseller Commencement.

Genre: Literary beach read



What Happens:
Told from the perspectives of four women from the same family, Maggie, Kathleen and Ann Marie each head to Alice's 60-year-old beach cottage. When family secrets spill, haunted pasts resurface and grudges hold strong, the Kelleher's are forced to face its issues, regardless of how difficult that may be.

Why Read It: Sullivan's smarts shed light on topics all families deal with, but her tasteful approach on the tough ones (particularly modern-day religious issues) shine through. The cast of quirky characters will have you laughing out loud and aching for their regrets in the same chapter, pining for more pages when it comes to an end.



Details:
Knopf, June 14, $25.96

Culture
Share
All the Must-See Looks from the 2016 Met Gala Red Carpet
Prepare yourselves.
Culture
Share
This Snapchat Love Story Just Took Missed Connections to a Whole New Level
​We were riveted. ​
Culture
Share
Why Lesbian History Needs to Go Digital: A Look at All the Amazing Queer Women You've Never Heard Of
The founder of the popular Instagram @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y sets the record straight.​
Misty Copeland Barbie
Culture
Share
Misty Copeland Now Has Her Own Equally Fabulous Barbie Doll
The doll can even pose en pointe, too.
Culture
Share
Meet the 21 Badass Women Changing the Food World as We Know It
The James Beard Foundation's 2016 female nominees are forces of nature.
Culture
Share
Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Clothes
Just think about where your clothes have been.​
Tarot Cards
Culture
Share
Your Weekly Tarot Reading
​Here's what's in the cards for you the week of May 2.​
Culture
Share
12 Things We Learned from 'Game of Thrones' Last Night
"What is dead may never die" ...right?
Culture
Share
Watch Two Tinder Users Film Every Stage of Their First Date
It's an interesting perspective on modern dating.​
Culture
Share
You Can Now Get Married in Front of Cinderella's Castle at Disney World
This actually looks AMAZING.​