The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

“This has been on my #TBR for very. long. time. But, I came across the paperback at a local bookstore this week and decided MDW is the perfect time for reading about one family’s road trip across the USA from the comfort of a picnic blanket in a park. Set during the 2000s recession, a Bel-Air family loses their fortune and has to leave their live in California and drive across the US to the eldest sister’s retreat in upstate New York.” — Courtney Rogin, GNI book club host


The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen

“Hot off the presses this week, a story about a high-power CEO, wife, mother, and public figure in Silicon Valley who has it all on lock, and scheduled in her calendar. What happens when someone claiming to be her younger self shows up, causing a glitch in her ‘perfect’ life? It’s been described as hilarious and unique, and I can’t wait to dive into Shelley Stone’s life, and escape my own Silicon Valley life for a few pages ;)” — Courtney Rogin, GNI book club host


Tin Man by Sarah Winman

“I suggest TIN MAN by Sarah Winman, which went on sale on May 15 2018. It’s a gorgeous, slender novel detailing the life of a man through the deep loves in his life. The writing is so poignant and open-hearted it will tear at your tenderest, eye-watering memories of friendship ultimately highlighting its joys while breaking your heart. The story follows a young man, Ellis’s, friendship with Michael as they’re boys on the streets of Oxford. It deepens through the years and then you fast forward to Ellis marrying Annie and Michael is nowhere in sight. You’ll have to read to find out what happens in between. Plus the jacket is stunning - gold, flowered and metallic. Perfect for a sunny day’s reading!” — Elizabeth Breeden, GNI book club host


The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

“A book from the author of Luckiest Girl Alive, the instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut novel of 2015. It’s a fast-paced thriller starring two sisters who join the cast of a reality TV series. One won’t make it out alive. So…who did it?!”


Hey Ladies by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss

“Read this book if you want to laugh out loud…like a lot. To the point where the person sitting next to you will ask if you’re okay. It’s a parody of wedding-planning in the form of giant email threads. It’s a fun read if you’re a bride-to-be or if you’re going to be in a wedding anytime soon. You’ll have fun identifying with one or more of the characters, and identifying which of your friends is a Gracie or Nicole.” — Alisha Ramos, founder at GNI


The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Gotta plug our June book club pick! “Aja Gabel’s debut novel gives a riveting look into the high-stakes, cutthroat world of musicians, and of lives made in concert. The story of Brit and Henry and Daniel and Jana, The Ensemble is a heart-skipping portrait of ambition, friendship, and the tenderness of youth.” Read with us. #GNIreads

What’s on your beach read list this summer?