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Summer is the perfect time to dive into a captivating book, and having a thoughtfully curated summer reading list for adults can make those sunny days even more enjoyable. Whether you’re sitting with your toes in the sand, laying by the pool, or tucked away in bed, this Summer Reading List for Adults will give you plenty of books to put on your TBR (to be read) list this season. This season, discover some of the best summer reads that are sure to keep you entertained and engaged. Keep track of your goals with TMoM’s Summer Bucket List Books Page  

Contemporary Fiction

The Wedding People by Alison Espach
Funny Story by Emily Henry
I Hope This Finds You Well by Natalie Sue
By Any Other Name by Jodi Picoult

Historical Fiction

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kinsolver
When the Jessamine Grows by Donna Everhart
All the Broken Places by John Boy
The Women by Kristin Hannah


The Housemaid is Watching by Freida McFadden
The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley
The Next Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine


The Night Ends with Fire by KX Song
A Sorceress Comes to Call by T. Kingfisher


Not in Love by Ali Hazelwood
A Novel Love Story by Ashley Poston
The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center

From captivating thrillers and heartwarming romances to inspiring memoirs, there’s something for everyone. So, grab your favorite beverage, find a cozy spot, and get lost in a great book this summer. I hope you find some good beach reads in this summer reading list. What books are you adding to your summer reading list? Add them in the comments below. Happy reading!

Don’t forget to check out our Summer Bucket list with free printable planner.

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