Poolside reading is a fun and great way to spend your day. Sit back, relax, and soak up the sun next to your backyard swimming pool while you read one of these excellent books. From beachy fiction to high-speed action to thoughtful investigations, one of these choices is sure to captivate your imagination. Here are some great books for your next fun poolside reading activity!
11 Great Books for a Fun Poolside Reading
That Summer by Jennifer Weiner
This instant New York Times Bestseller is full of secrets and complicated friendships. It’s a twisty novel with revenge, charm, as well as emotional complexities. With a beach setting, a fun plot, and many thoughtful implications along the way, you’re going to enjoy reading this page-turner.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Love fast-paced adventures? Try putting this book down! Malibu Rising involves surfing, siblings, as well as a party that does not end well. The action of the book occurs in one day, but there are plenty of flashbacks to fill you in on the family dynamics that make the characters complex and unforgettable.
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
Both funny and heartbreaking, this story tells about two friends, one aged 17 and the other aged 83. They are both dying, but they aren’t ready to stop living, so they make a plan that involves paintings, stories, as well as legacies.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
A fugitive billionaire has disappeared, and Aza and her friend investigate, but Aza has issues. This tender book describes how it feels to struggle with mental illness. It is painful but also very insightful. If mental illness is something you or a family member are dealing with, this book can give you valuable insight.
Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford
This powerful story of a mixed-blood Cherokee woman and her daughter shows how tough it can be to survive in a world that seems to want to take away everything that connects you to home. It’s a story of toughness, stubbornness, religion, as well as class. It’s also a beautiful tale of the bonds between mothers and daughters. You’ll want to tell all your friends about this book when you’re finished.
Jack by Marilynne Robinson
Jack is the wayward son of a Presbyterian minister. Delia is the daughter of a preacher, too. This story tells of their romance, which is complicated because of their different races. Robinson’s novels are deep and rich. You’re sure to drown in them and come up feeling different than you did before.
Interference by Brad Parks
This scientific thriller will introduce you to quantum physics and the repercussions that can happen from research. Danger, international intrigue, as well as scientific unknowns, will draw you into this suspenseful plot.
The Line Tender by Kate Allen
Sharks and pools go together, right? This moving novel explores a mystery that involves a great white that washed up on shore, a teenager named Lucy Everhart, her depressed father, and the memories and unfinished tasks that her deceased mother left behind.
But What If We’re Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman
In this thought-provoking book, Klosterman turns ideas upside down to show how the things we believe are true now may be absurd in the future. What universally accepted truths will he upend in your life?
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
Are you sitting by the pool, feeling lonely? You’re not alone. Laing explores the state of loneliness, its causes, how you can resist it, as well as what it means to be lonely and alone.
The Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World by Steve Hely
If you’re dreaming of a vacation somewhere south of here, this funny travel book is a perfect inspiration. It tells stories of weird and wonderful experiences Hely had in Central and South America.
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