I was always one of the kids who secretly looked forward to receiving a required summer reading list at school. Now? I make my own. 🙂 Here, I’m sharing 10 books I’m looking forward to digging into this summer:

→ Also: The New Naples has its very own Book Club for young professionals between the ages of 21-45. We meet once a month on a Thursday evening at various restaurants around town for discussion, drinks and dinner. Find details about this month’s book selection and meeting here, and email jennifer@thenewnaples.com for more details or to RSVP.

1 | Into the Water
by Paula Hawkins

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Same author as The Girl on the Train!

2 | The Address
by Fiona Davis

Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota, New York City’s most famous residence.

4 | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

An unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress’s relentless rise to the top—the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

5 | Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.

6 | Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir
by Clint Hill

Jackie Kennedy’s personal Secret Service agent details his very close relationship with the First Lady during the four years leading up to and following President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination.

7 | Villa America
by Liza Klaussmann

A dazzling novel set in the Cap D’Antibes based on the real-life inspirations for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night.

8 | Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
by Lauren Elkin

Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flâneuses who have lived and walked in those cities.

9 | The Status of All Things
by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

What would you do if you could literally rewrite your fate—on Facebook? This heartwarming and hilarious new novel from the authors of The Perfect Life follows a woman who discovers she can change her life through online status updates.

10 | Dead Letters
by Caite Dolan-Leach

In this sharp and clever debut novel of suspense, a young woman—presumed dead—leaves a series of clues for her twin sister, which leads her on a scavenger-hunt-like quest to solve the mystery of her disappearance.

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