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5 Summer Reads You’ll Love From Lido Village Books

July 19, 2022

Whether chilling poolside or sitting with your toes in the sand, there is nothing more relaxing than cracking open a good book. This summer, we’ve rounded up five reads from Lido Village Books that we can’t get enough of! From cookbooks to thrillers, you’ll want to add these best-selling books to your summer reading list.

Best Poolside Read

“The Wolf Den” by Elodie Harper

This historical novel is set in Pompeii and follows the life of a prostitute named Amara, who was sold into slavery. It is a #1 London Times Bestseller and the first of a trilogy that sheds light on the lives of women in Ancient Pompeii. So the next time you find yourself poolside, crack open this captivating story, one that, according to BuzzFeed, “beautifully walks the line between gutting and hopeful.”

Best Beach Read

“The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave

This #1 New York Times bestselling mystery tracks the story of a woman searching for the truth about her husband’s disappearance. With its bewildering plot twists, fast pacing and turbulent family drama, “The Last Thing He Told Me” is an enthralling mystery that will shock you with its final, tragic turn.

Best Bedtime Read

“Ghost Lover” by Lisa Taddeo 

Vibrant, haunting and raw, “Ghost Lover” by Lisa Taddeo is an electrifying collection of ferocious and fearless short stories about an army of beautiful girls who manage the dating service Ghost Lover. Good luck finding a story you can’t relate to in this thrilling collection, and good luck going to sleep at a reasonable hour!

Best Kids Read

“Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear” by Lindsay Mattick

“Finding Winnie” is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Tender yet powerful illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall bring the true story to life, making this poignant children’s book one for the ages.

Best Culinary Read

“Pasta Grannies” by Vicky Bennison

Vicky Bennison’s “Pasta Grannies” was inspired by the popular YouTube channel of the same name. Within the pages of this culinary masterpiece, you’ll discover a mouthwatering collection of time-perfected Italian recipes from the “people who have spent a lifetime cooking for love, not a living”: Italian grandmothers. Get ready to take your pasta game to the next level this summer!

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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