Maurice’s Favorite Summer Reads!


Do Not Become Alarmed

OMG! This compelling dark thriller is screaming to be put inside your beach bag, or your carry-on, or even on your nightstand. Run, do not walk, to buy this one! Published by Riverhead Books!


Saints For All Occasions


“Saints For All Occasions” by J. Courtney Sullivan should be on every reader’s list for this summer. Just add it. Two Irish girls in Boston and a tragic secret that is kept for almost a lifetime. Knopf Publishing.

Donia Bijan

The Last Days of Cafe Leila


“The Last Days of Cafe Leila” by Donia Bijan belongs on every reading list. Period. Coming of age. Iran and exquisite prose. Read it. I promise you’ll love it! Published by Algonquin Books.


Lisa See

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane


There’s not a better time than this summer to take in the intoxicating aroma of the ancient tea trees of China.  See has outdone herself with this dazzling novel.  Stellar characters  you will never forget. Published by Scribner, a division of Simon&Schuster.

Lisa Wingate

Before We Were Yours

Based on a true story, “Before We Were Yours”tells the tale of children wrongly removed from their families. Ballantine Books, a division of PenuinRandomHouse is the publisher.

Eleanor Brown

A Paris All Your Own


This delicious book of personal essays, all written by women writers on the City of Light, most definitely  belongs in your beach bag!( July 4) Published by Putnam, a division of PenguinRandomHouse.

Dorothea Benton Frank

Same Beach, Next Year

“Same Beach, Next Year” will transport you to Isle of Palms where you will sip cocktails and read books by the sea or pool. Published by William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins.

Daniel Silva

House of Spies




Daniel Silva is bringing Gabriel Allon back. I can hardly wait.  This one is taking off where last year’s “Black Widow” left off. OMG! ( July 11 ) Harper Collins.

Jane Green

The Sunshine Sisters

“The Sunshine Sisters” reeks of secrets and going home.  Perfect for the beach and beyond. Berkley publishers, a division of PenguinRandomHouse.



Elin Hilderbrand


I’m really looking forward to this one. It’s not officially summertime until Hilderbrand’s new novel on Nantucket arrives. Little Brown publishers.

Adriana Trigiani

Kiss Carlo

Who doesn’t love Trigiani! She’s at her best writing about Italy. Can’t wait to read this one. (June 20)Harper Collins Publishiers.

Kate Quinn

The Alice Network



This one is on my nightstand now. Love the cover. Female espionage during The Great War. Based on a true story. William Morrow publishers, a division of Harper Collins.

Mary Alice Monroe

Beach House for Rent

Last but certainly not least is Mary Alice Monroe’s upcoming “Beach House for Rent.” It’s the end of the series and is very poignant and beachy. The perfect summer beach read! (June 27) Published by Gallery Books)

This list is by no means all  the books I’ll be recommending this summer. I will be posting another list in about a month or so. I will call it the Mid Summer Vacation Reads! Meanwhile, I’m reading like a crazy person so I can bring you the good stuff….


One thought on “Maurice’s Favorite Summer Reads!

  1. I think I mentioned it already but I am just starting Do Not Be Alarmed. Totally looking forward to it.
    I was supposed to come up with a summer reading list this weekend and did not. I must do that this week.

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