Dive into the best beach reads for summer 2023

By MiNDFOOD

Dive into the best beach reads for summer 2023
From one of the most anticipated memoirs of the year, to page-turning tales of love, sex and murder, we bring you the best reach reads to enjoy this summer. 

Spare by Prince Harry

One of the most anticipated book released of 2023 is Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare. The first autobiography penned by the prince, it promises to offer an “honest and captivating personal portrait”, covering Harry’s childhood hears, military service, marriage to Meghan and experience of becoming a father. Spare will be published on 10 January.

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

If you read Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Malibu Rising and were craving more, well luckily the acclaimed author has just released a new novel about the tennis star Carrie Soto who featured in the book. Promising another page-turning escapist read, Carrie Soto is Back follows the tennis champion as she decides to come out of retirement to reclaim her world record. “In spite of it all: Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells a story about the cost of greatness and a legendary athlete attempting a comeback.”

Dear Dolly by Dolly Alderton

Beloved author Dolly Alderton has compiled a fantastic beach read featuring her favourite agony aunt letters and answers from her hugely popular Sunday Times Style column. Covering breakups, friendships, body image, social media, sex, loneliness and plenty more in between, Alderton’s signature wit and charm makes for fascinating reading.

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Melbourne-based writer Sally Hepworth has a talent for writing domestic thrillers with darkly sharp humour. Her latest novel, The Soulmate follows a seemingly picture-perfect couple who find themselves falling into a sordid web of secrets.

Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

The 2022 Booker Prize winning novel by Shehan Karunatilaka is a one of the most compelling novels of the year. Described as a “searing, mordantly funny satire” the novel follows war photographer, gambler and closet gay Maali Almeida after he finds out he has died and sets off on a mission to contact the man and woman he loves most.

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult

The latest novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper, The Pact) is co-written with Jennifer Finney Boylan weaves together suspense, love, and courtroom drama in a heart-pounding tale that makes for the perfect beach read. The story is told from the perspective of two women in a small New Hampshire town who are looking to escape past trauma.

Madly, Deeply by Alan Rickman

A rare insight into the mind of beloved late actor Alan Rickman, Madly, Deeply is a collection of the actor’s diaries from 1993-2016. “Reading them is like listening to Rickman chatting to a close companion. Meet Rickman the consummate professional actor, but also the friend, the traveler, the fan, the director, the enthusiast; in short, the man beyond the icon.” The book features a special foreword by Emma Thompson and is edited by Alan Taylor.

Haven by Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue, the bestselling author of Room, returns with a new scintillating novel about three men who vow to leave the world behind them by setting out for a small island, guided by their leader. “Emma Donoghue’s gripping and moving novel, has her trademark psychological intensity – but this story is like nothing she has ever written before.”

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