7 NEW Books to Read Poolside This Summer

By the time summer rolls around each year, we've accumulated a rather large list of books we'd like to read.

But with so many amazing memoirs, novels, self-help books and more out there, how do you know which ones are actually worth your time? After doing some heavy research into the new books that were released in 2021, we think we've found just the ones. Below, you'll find a list of seven new books that we plan to read poolside this summer.

1. You Have a Match by Emma Lord

If you're looking for a cute summer read, look no further than Emma Lord'You Have a Match. Taking place at a summer camp, two girls find out they're actually sisters from a DNA test. The younger one is a photographer, while the older one is Instagram-famous. In this book, readers will follow along the two girls' journey into finding out why they didn't know about one another.

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2. Get the F Out of the Sun by Lauryn Evarts Bosstick

Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential released Get the F Out of the Sun just in time for summer. Here, she debunks the biggest skin myths, speaks with experts and dives into all things skincare, suncare and more. With expert commentary from people like Dr. Dennis Gross, Patrick Starr, Bobbi Brown and more, there is plenty to learn from this info-packed beauty bible.


3. Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

If you love Princess Diaries or What a Girl Wants as much as we do, you will fall head over heels for Emiko Jean'Tokyo Ever After. Featuring a Japanese-American teen girl in a predominantly white neighborhood in California, readers follow along her journey and discovery to finding out her father is actually the crown prince of Japan. Her travels and adventures in Japan and meeting her father lead to ups, downs and everything in between.


4. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

On the hunt for a thriller that'll keep you on the edge of your seat? Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid is the book for you! Based on four famous siblings who throw a party in 1983 Malibu, drama ensues. The next morning, their mansion is burned to the ground. Follow along to find out all about their family's secrets and to see what—or who—started the fire.


5. The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Are you in the mood for a heartwarming story that will bring tears to your eyes? Steven Rowley'The Guncle will do just that. Based on a previously famous sitcom star who is gay, readers will follow along his journey into watching his niece and nephew and dealing with the tragedy of their mother's death. This book is about growth, perseverance, patience and above all, family.


6. Love People Use Things by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

If you're familiar with the Netflix documentaries Minimalism and Less Is Now which is based on the works of Joshua Field Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, you'll enjoy their latest book, Love People Use Things. They dive into the lifestyle of a minimalist and why it's healthy and even better to declutter and live with fewer things, and more importantly, how to be happy and make room for more of the right kind of stuff.


7. Wings of Ebony (Book 1) by J. Elle

Are you the type of reader who really loves to get to know a character? It sounds like you'd love a series! J. Elle just released the first book of her Wings of Ebony series, and it's already gained popularity. Following a girl who finds out she is half-god, half-human after the murder of her mother, readers get to watch how she deals with the newfound information and her journey into saving her childhood home from evil.


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