So Beachy!

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If you’re outdoorsy in that you like reading on the beach, peep our roundup. Here, Quail Ridge Books dishes their top summer reads.

One Last Stop, by Casey McQuiston 
“Escape the pandemic timeline with this quirky romantic comedy and its lovable diverse cast of characters. August and Jane’s time-slip romance is interspersed with pancakes, drag shows and decades’ worth of clues about Jane’s identity. If you liked Red, White & Royal Blue, you’ll enjoy this one too. And just a little suggestion: Try making the Su Special at home—it’s worth it.”—Kaley Lowman, bookseller

The Baddest Girl on the Planet, by Heather Frese
“Now here’s a fun and clever read you are destined to enjoy. The self-proclaimed baddest girl on the planet, Evie Austin, happens to live on Hatteras Island. Known as ‘Easy Evie’ in high school, now-single-mom Evie is trying to pull her life together. Her honest reflections on mistakes made, a maybe-not-so-terrible childhood, and—strangely—Mike Tyson, showcase a fresh voice in fiction writing.” —Peggy Mulqueen, bookseller

Early Morning Riser, by Katherine Heiny
“A heartwarming novel with a small-town vibe that sparkles like wine sipped with friends under backyard fairy lights—I never wanted it to end. Here is your summer escape, so read s-l-o-w-l-y.”—Abbe Townshend, kids manager

Broken (in the best possible way), by Jenny Lawson
“Jenny Lawson is a treasure to the mental health community, akin to Allie Brosh, using her sense of humor to provide comfort and support to those with similar struggles. Both insightful and delightful, Broken (in the best possible way) will have you rippling with laughter on nearly every page. It already stands out as 2021’s nonfiction must-read.” —Amber Brown, assistant GM

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, by Grady Hendrix
“Hendrix sees this novel as, essentially, his mom vs. Dracula—played less for laughs and more for scares, it balances the creepy with some surprisingly touching and observant writing about parenthood. A scary love letter to moms everywhere.” —Jon Thomas, bookseller

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