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10 books you need to read this summer

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10 books you need to read this summer

 

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand

From the queen of beach reads, this is the story of a Nantucket matchmaker who comes face to face with her own missed match. MUST-READ: Your Beach Style Special

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: Diary of a Mad Diva by Joan Rivers

A nobody-is-safe (not even Anne Frank!) diary from the pen of everyone's favourite cutting comedy queen. GALLERY: 15 of Canada's best beaches

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: Based on a True Story by Elizabeth Renzetti

This debut novel (by a Canadian author!) is whip-smart road trip tale about a washed up soap opera star on a crusade to take back her life. GALLERY: 30 must-have summer travel apps

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Combine a decades-old mystery, a present day missing friend, and a protagonist battling memory loss, and you know you're in for a suspenseful ride. GALLERY: 4 delicious summer cocktails to try

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Fresh out of prison for a crime she didn't commit, a former society darling is on a mission to solve the mystery of her mother's decade-old death. On sale August 5, 2014. GALLERY: Best celebrity beach Instagrams

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: Darling, You Can't Do Both by Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk

This summer's Lean In, this is straight-talking career advice from two of the advertising pros behind the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. GALLERY: The ultimate beach playlist

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Read

Most romance novels end with the wedding — and for good reason, as this love story about a couple who take a year long break from their marriage reveals. On sale July 14, 2014. GALLERY: Best celebrity beachy waves

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

You sold your old Coach bag for $1, but this Nasty Gal founder turned selling vintage on ebay into a multi-million dollar retail empire – which is why you should take notes as this directionless-wildchild-turned-entrepreneur dishes career advice and inspiration. MUST-READ: Need-to-know sunscreen facts

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth

A classic tale—hard partying besties have to grow up or apart when one gets engaged— rendered surprising by a narrator as hilarious as she is profound. (“Christening drunk”, as opposed to wedding or wake level intoxication, is parsed at length). GALLERY: 5 great beach-to-bar outfits for summer

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10 beach ready must-reads

Best beach reads: The Untold by Courtney Collins

True Grit set in the Australian bush and narrated by a dead baby, whose mother is axe-murdering horse thief riding a nag named Houdini. It’s a surreal, brutal, un-put-down-able read told so compellingly you’ll almost feel the red dirt beneath your fingernails. GALLERY: Your best head-to-toe beach style looks

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10 books you need to read this summer