30 Days, 30 Ways to an Amazing Summer

Make your summer the most spectacular one on record with a little help from these must-read tips. (31 Photos)

Sara Gauchat on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:00AM

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30 Days, 30 Ways to an Amazing Summer

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Dive into a Book

Whether it’s at the beach, at the pool or in your own backyard, summer is meant for lounging with a good book in your hand (or on your e-reader). Some can’t get enough of a juicy romance, some love getting gripped by a powerful thriller, and some want to get carried away by historical fiction. The good news? There are plenty of great books to go around—and we’ve rounded up a few new titles to get you started… If you swear by chick lit, check out Jennifer Weiner’s latest, Then Came You, about four women coming together in complicated ways. If mysteries are your thing (particularly those from Swedish writers), take a look at Lars Kepler’s The Hypnotist, which deals with a young boy who’s the only witness to a triple homicide. If you prefer your fiction to be set in the past, jump into Jean Zimmerman’s The Orphanmaster, which is part thriller, part love story set in 17th-century New York City. If you prefer the world of the supernatural, Glen Duncan’s The Last Werewolf tells the tale of 201-year-old werewolf who’s the last of his kind.

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