Beach Reads by Sara

The Worst Date Ever

by Jane Bussmann When was the last time a book really made you laugh out loud? In the first paragraph alone? This memoir, written by a British comedy writer, takes turns being incredibly witty about the author's experiences in the vacant world of Hollywood, then on to...

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Rules of Civility

By Amor Towles This novel, set in 1930s Manhattan, is lots of fun. Shopping at Bendel's, gin martinis at a debutante mansion and jazz bands that play until 3 am - Rules of Civility is a perfect vacation read. The prose is witty and colourful. Evie Ross is the daughter...

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The Evora Trilogy: The Secret Child

I love shining a light on regional designers, hotels, and authors - so *drum roll* here is a book by Kuwaiti Dana Al Jouder! She's an artist, interior design aficionado, and she writes fantastical books - a true creative force to keep on your radar. Exclusively for...

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Beautiful Ruins

By Jess Walters In the opening paragraphs, a beautiful blonde woman in a boat approaches a secluded Italian beach with a simple hotel that is usually always empty. The hotelier, in his broken English, is excited to welcome what turns out to be an American actress who...

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The Help

The Help

By Kathryn Stockett Reviewed by Lulu Hamdan We’re warning you – once you pick this novel up for a cozy read, you will not be able to put it down. I read it in two days flat. Taking place in Mississippi in the 1960s, a Southern society girl with big dreams of becoming...

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Mrs Hemingway

Mrs Hemingway

Author: Naomi Wood Review: Lulu Hamdan For those who love a good fictionalised biography, this page turner - creatively told from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway’s four wives in turn - will have you thinking about it when you're not actively trying to finish it....

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The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

This funny, feel-good book is about a genetics professor who gets numbers but doesn't get emotion. In his scientifically guided quest to find a wife, he falls for someone who makes him realize that love is not about someone who is good on paper. A perfect summer read,...

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An Absolute Deception

An Absolute Deception

An Absolute Deception is like a well-written (albeit long) soap opera spanning generations and continents. Anneliese has a fashion empire and a deep, dark secret that she's kept from her family. Favourite scene? When Anneliese hosts a dinner for Karl Lagerfeld and her...

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