Books: Summer Reading

Top Picks for Summer Reading in Canada

Wondering what to read during summer? Explore our Indigo top picks for a summer filled with stories, from the best beach books to heart-pumping thrillers, and more. Here, we’ve rounded up some expert book picks to add to your summer reading list.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

This frothy rom-com from the author of #BookTok sensation People We Meet on Vacation checks off all the boxes for the perfect summer read: a sunny escape, a steamy enemies-to-lovers plotline, and all of the LOLs.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Set in 1960s California, this blockbuster follows Elizabeth, a chemist who finds herself participating in a cooking show. It’s a vibrant read that challenges the status quo, plus features a cast of supporting characters you’ll fall in love with.

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

Surely one of the best vacation books of 2022. A heartwarming—and at times heartbreaking—story of a mother and daughter, set on the enchanting Amalfi Coast.

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Add this gripping novel to your beach read list. When Jess needs a fresh start, she heads to Paris to crash with her half-brother, only to discover he’s nowhere to be found. A modern whodunit set in the spectacular City of Light that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.

Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

This page-turner from beloved country star Dolly Parton and author extraordinaire James Patterson follows a budding singer-songwriter trying to make a name for herself in the Nashville music scene. The catch? She’s on the run from her past, and will do anything it takes to survive.

More Great Books to Read During Summer

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