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Your 2022 Summer Reading List

There is no better time than the summer to sit back, relax, and enjoy an incredible book. If you’ve been contemplating what to read next (trust us, we understand the struggle), we’re here to help! From “Love Stories” by Trent Dalton to “The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren – QBD Books has your summer reading sorted. To inspire, we have listed some of our favourite summer reads below:

“Wish You Were Here” by Jodi Picoult

For Diana O’Toole, her life is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, all while climbing the professional ladder in the New York City art world. But now she is stranded, alone on what was planned to be a romantic idyll. In the breathtaking beauty of the Galapagos Islands, Diana will learn who she really is, and the person she wants to become.

“We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart 

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends – the Liars – whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.

“Love Stories” by Trent Dalton 

Throughout 2021, Dalton pounded city pavements and asked Australians from all walks of life one simple question, “can you please tell me a love story?” From here, the heartfelt, funny, and moving “Love Stories” was born. With reflections on lovers in parks, newlyweds in registry offices, people in bingo halls, and more – these stories demand to be read.

“Beach Read” by Emily Henry 

January is a hopeless romantic who likes narrating her life as if she’s the lead in a movie. Augustus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairytale. But they have more in common than you’d think. They’re both broke and they both need to write bestsellers before the end of the summer. The result? A bet to see who can get their book published first. The catch? They have to swap genres.

“The Spy’s Wife” by Fiona McIntosh 

As polite exchanges turn to friendly conversations on their train platform, Evie and Roger become captivated by each other. However, when Roger is arrested, Evie comes up with a plan to prove his innocence. This includes moving to Germany and working as a British counter-spy.

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo is ready to tell the truth about her life. But when she chooses unknown reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. As Evelyn tells her story, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. 

“The Charm Offensive” by Alison Cochrun

Dev has always believed in fairy tales – so much so he produces the hit reality dating show Ever After. When the show casts Charlie Winshaw as its star, Dev must help him to form a connection with his female co-stars. Soon, Charlie realises he might have better chemistry with Dev.

“The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren

While Olive is unlucky; her identical twin sister Ami is the luckiest person in the world. Well, that is until Ami’s entire wedding party – except for Olive and her sworn enemy Ethan gets food poisoning and an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii becomes up for grabs. Forced to play loving newlyweds, she and Ethan find themselves in much closer proximity than they ever expected.

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