Books for the Beach: A Houston Moms Summer Reading Guide

Summer is HERE and we’ve put together the perfect reading guide for you! Whether you’re looking for a heart-racing thriller, a spicy read, or something sweet to pass the time, we’ve got the book for you! I enlisted the help of my fellow Houston mamas to find something out there for everyone!

For more great books to add to your TBR, check out Houston Moms Best Book Recommendations!

Lighthearted Romance

The Love Wager
Funny You Should Ask
The Summer Place
  1. Happy Place by Emily Henry
  2. Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune
  3. The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams
  4. The Love Wager by Lynn Painter
  5. Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman
  6. The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner

Self Help/Relationships

Drama Free
Set Boundaries, Find Peace
The Book You WIsh Your Parents Had Read
The Life Council
Good Inside
How to Be a Happier Parent


Remarkably Bright Creatures
Lessons in Chemistry
Mary Jane
Daisy Jones & The Six
Like a House on Fire
The Whispers
  1. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
  2. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  3. Mary Jane: A Novel by Jessica Anya Blau
  4. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  5. Like a House on Fire by Lauren McBrayer
  6. The Whispers by Ashley Audrain


Wonder Woman
The Scent Keeper
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Fourth Wing
Legends and Lattes
  1. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  2. The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  4. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yaros
  5. Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree
  6. Babel by R.F. Kuang

Thrillers and Suspense

Wrong Place Wrong Time
The Last Thing He Told Me
All Good People Here
Twenty Years Later
Woman on Fire
All the Wrong Places
  1. Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
  2. All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
  3. Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr
  4. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  5. Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea
  6. All The Wrong Places by Joy Fielding


It Goes So Fast
Tiny Beautiful Things
Come to the Edge
All My Knotted-Up Life
Going There
  1. It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs by Mary Louise Kelly
  2. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  3. Heavy by Kiese Laymon
  4. Come to the Edge: A Memoir by Christina Haag
  5. All My Knotted Up Life by Beth Moore
  6. Going There by Katie Couric

What books would you add to our Summer reading list?

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