6 Novels On Our Summer Reading List

Summer Reading

By De & Kate

Admittedly, we the ladies of Thirty On Tap, are all about The Bachelorette, and have been known to watch our fair share of Netflix Original marathons. And while we aren’t planning on giving up those juicy (forget guilty) pleasures anytime soon, our free time interests expand beyond screen time.

Seeing as summer is officially beach season, we can’t think of many things we’d rather do than park our seat in the sand and dive into a new novel.

Here are the books that have earned a spot on our current reading list:

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive

Reese Witherspoon has already scooped up the rights to produce the film version of this best seller. If that weren’t reason enough to convince us to start reading, the reviews acclaiming it as both gripping and addictive seal the deal.

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Nest.jpg

We figure we might need something a little lighter once we finish Luckiest Girl Alive, and The Nest seems to fit the bill. We’re still reeling in Parenthood withdrawals and are hoping that the four adult siblings in this novel can reignite our interest in the sometimes, okay often, dysfunctional relationships between family members.

The Island House by Nancy Thayer

The Island House

This had us intrigued at the simple mention of Nantucket. An island paired with summer romance (paired with a mojito) is a recipe for success.

The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe

The Summer Girls

Because what’s better than one summer read? An entire series. The Summer Girls is the first of four novels set in South Carolina surrounding “Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house.” Sign us up.

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Truly Madly Guilty

This will have to be an end of summer read, seeing as its release isn’t expected until the end of July. We’re confident that it will be well worth the wait, as Moriarty has a knack for creating complex and all too relatable characters, somehow managing to balance humor, mystery, morality, and everyday life at once.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism By Grady Hendrix


The back cover describes this book as a blend of Beaches and The Exorcist, and we couldn’t really think of a more perfect combination than that. Horror film meets tearjerker about BFFs. We’re down.

Tell Us: What’s on your reading list this summer?

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