This page-turning family saga has everything you could want in a beach read: surfers, rockstars, 80s pop culture, and a mansion going up in flames. With well-drawn characters and a strong sense of time and place it’s a perfect summer selection for fans of messy family stories and compulsively readable literary fiction.
Readers, if you’re looking for a way to keep track of your Great Books, I have a new reading journal coming out in September, and it’s perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you have read, keeping up with your TBR, browsing seasonal book lists for inspiration, and reflecting on your reading life.
Right now if you preorder the journal you can get a sneak peek at some of those reading lists and a bookmark that doubles as a reading tracker that you can use to capture titles until your journal shows up. Order your copy of My Reading Life wherever you buy books and then head to modernmrsdarcy.com/journal to claim your bonuses.