Brenda Janowitz is your POPSUGAR books correspondent. She is the author of five books, including The Dinner Party. Her sixth novel, The Grace Kelly Dress, will be released by HarperCollins/Graydon House at March 2020.

Who’s ready for more days, warmer nights, and all of the pleasure that Summer attracts ? Me! Oh, you are, too? Great! Then let’s talk about what you’ll be bringing with you to the shore or to the park or to wherever it is you like to unwind in your long, lazy Summer time. I have got the 34 best books of Summer, and you are going to want a beach tote. Whether be transported to a different time and place with fiction, or you wish to stay up all night swoon over a rom-com, with a thriller, I have got the read for you.