8 months ago | BY Jahnavi Prasad

Books and garb for summer of 20-18

We urge you to un-install all games on your phone and only check your social media for half an hour tops—instead pick one of these impeccable reads who will be your companion at the beach or a long inter-city train ride or just something you’d like to bed with.

To give them a fun twist, tune in into these novels—judge them by their cover and cover yourself as a part. Confused? Dress the part is what we mean.

What to read and what to wear? Here’s your answer


Lullaby by Leïla Slimani

Genre: Thriller

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What is true for the current era is reflected in this tense, deftly written novel about a perfect nanny who takes a monstrous turn. The busy lives of a young ambitious couple and the nanny who is solving not only their childcare problems but also their housekeeping and cleaning ones. As domestic as it sounds, we must remind you it’s a thriller… and we aren’t giving away any spoilers.


When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

Genre: Humorous Fiction

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Did you start missing Devil Wears Prada desperately? And ever wondered what happened to Emily? All those clothes Andrea got her hands of off…Here’s your relief. It’s obviously witty, it’s obviously gripping, it’s obviously a perfect read for your holiday.


Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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We won’t be surprised to find a little bit of Kiko, the protagonist of the novel, in all of us. Her story of a rejection from her dream school, abusive uncle, and heritage-driven mother… her escape is to accept the invitation from her childhood friend to flee and learn about life.


The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Genre: Romance

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No body minds a love-struck sloppy story on a holiday—a light read that keeps you smiling. Alexa Monroe wouldn’t agree to attend a wedding with a guy she got stuck with in an elevator ever! Well, she does. What unfolds is yours to find out.


Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Genre: Urban Fiction

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A striking knock on reality doors of those who are married and probably with kids, this novel takes its leap from John Legends popular song ‘Ordinary People’ that portrays the bittersweet stages of romance. Dive in if you’re feeling like a new entrant into this phase and promise you’ll gain a prospective like no other—some that’ll have you chuckling.


Would You Rather? by Katie Heaney

Genre: Autobiography

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When Katie published her first book of essays– Never Have I Ever: My life (so far) without a date, chronicling her singledom up to age 25, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. For one thing, she met the right girl.