There are three hallmarks of a great summer read: a fun cast of characters, a deliciously entertaining plot, and a happy ending. These books are the perfect way to enjoy the hot afternoons – all you need is a cold cocktail of your choice and a quiet place to sit. The Houston Public Library offers digital checkout, so you can check out books from home. Here are three titles that will bring summer vibes right into your Houston apartment.
Crazy Rich Asians
Rachel Chu and Nicholas Young have been dating for almost two years when he invites her to spend the summer abroad with his family in Singapore. When they arrive, she discovers that he’s been hiding a strange secret: his family is rich beyond belief. Suddenly, she finds herself thrust into a world she can hardly believe is real. Nick is the heir to a massive fortune and one of the most eligible bachelors in the country – and Rachel has a target on her back. Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians is the perfect book for lovers of travel, fashion, and good romance.
The Princess Bride
Most people don’t know that the acclaimed movie was actually based on William Goldman’s The Princess Bride of the same name. This book has everything. A dashing hero. A beautiful heroine. Daring escapes, true love, and deadly poisons. But most importantly, it has some of the most memorable characters and iconic lines in fairytale history that will never grow old. It is the perfect light-hearted read for lovers of fairytales, romance, and adventure.
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet. She’s a wickedly funny, intelligent, and proud woman born into a modest estate in England’s countryside. An exceedingly rich, handsome, eligible bachelor named Darcy comes to town, who is even prouder than Elizabeth. What ensues is a delightful tale of parlor-room drama, balls, and quick-witted conversation. The two eventually develop a bond neither one expected. Readers will enjoy Austen’s scathing and witty writing style as she explores the absurdities of the English aristocracy.
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