top of page

Beneath the Book Club: We are swimming in beach reads! Now it’s time to vote on our June book.

Updated: Jun 2



 

It’s time to choose Beneath the Book Club’s June read.

 

And with summer upon us, we’re swimming in juicy beach books!

 

Vote on which one you want to lay in the sunshine with this month!


Book 1: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 

New York Times bestseller, read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today, voted one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Time, Marie Claire, PopSugar, Parade, Teen Vogue, Self, She Reads

 

WHAT AMAZON SAYS: Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, the family drama that ensues will change their lives forever.


“Malibu: August 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer Mick Riva.


“The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time for him to confess something to the brother from whom he's been inseparable since birth.


“Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can't stop thinking about promised she'll be there.


"And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.“By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family's generations will all come rising to the surface.


“Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them… and what they will leave behind.”

 

Book 2: Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

 

Instant New York Times bestseller

 

WHAT AMAZON SAYS: Daisy Darker was born with a broken heart. Now after years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in her crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island.

 

“The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. When the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours.“But at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows…


“Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide goes out and all is revealed.


"As seen on the TODAY show and picked by Book of the Month, Daisy Darker's family secrets and Alice Feeney's trademark shocking twists will keep readers riveted.”

 

Book 3: Tourist Season by Brenda Novak

 

Released April 2024, rated 4.0 on Goodreads

 

WHAT AMAZON SAYS: Ismay Chalmers is ready for a relaxing summer reconnecting with her fiancé at his family’s luxurious beachfront cottage. But before Remy can join her, a hurricane bears down on Mariners Island. Alone in the large house, Ismay makes a disturbing discovery in Remy's childhood closet.

 

“She's not sure what to make of it, but is relieved when the property’s caretaker, Bo, checks in on her. Bo's home is damaged, so they temporarily shelter together, and Ismay is comforted by his quiet strength. But the unannounced arrival of a family member puts Bo back at his place and changes Ismay's summer into something other than what she wants—or ever expected.

 

“With so many reasons to feel unsettled, Ismay finds herself turning to Bo, who gives her more than a sense of security; there’s something about him that makes her feel alive, stirring her to wonder what life might be like if she chose a different path… 


“As Ismay grows closer to Bo, she begins to hope the reclusive caretaker might eventually let down his guard. But when she finds out that he has secrets, too, she begins to question how well she knows any of the men in her life—and how well she can trust her own heart.”

 

Okay book clubbers, which one will we read?

 

Vote on the Facebook post now!

 

We will host our discussion on Friday, June 28.



 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments


bottom of page