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The Hottest Pool Reads of 2019

Book addicts know summertime as peak season. With a little extra downtime and a healthy dose of Vitamin D, it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in a real page turner.

Studio 5 has done the heavy lifting for you, researching the best summer reads of 2019. Here are five books that will serve as the perfect companion for your next pool day.

For the Hopeless Romantic:

If you’re a rom-com loving, Hallmark-obsessed, woman between the ages of fifteen and seventy, Waiting for Tom Hanks is the book for you! In a charming novel, author Kerry Winfrey takes you on a journey following the dating life of Annie, a young woman obsessed with romantic comedies. Consumed with the idea of finding her “Tom Hanks” in a meet-cute, Hollywood type of way, she doesn’t know what to do after coming face to face with her perfect match under peculiar and unexpected circumstances.

For the Political Scientist:

No matter your political leanings, Michelle Obama’s Becoming is an inspiring autobiography following the former first lady’s life. This book is a #1 New York Times Best Seller with over ten million copies sold since its release last November. Amazon calls this book a “deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations – and whose story inspires us to do the same.”

For the History Geek:

Lovers of history know the 1893 World Fair as a time of great innovation and excitement. What these nerds don’t know is how serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used the famous Chicago fair as a cover to lure young women to their death. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson combines real events and research to create a page-turning thriller you’ll have a hard time putting down.

For the Self-Help Wiz:

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis is another #1 New York Times Best Seller. In her book, Rachel explains what’s holding women back from success. She touches on themes that relate to all women whether they are wives, employees, professionals, or daughters. Publisher’s Weekly (starred review) says, “Hollis’s writing is beautifully blunt, and she humbly thanks her fans for her successes. Her actionable ideas and captivating voice will encourage women to believe in themselves.”

For the Lover of Learning:

You know you are in for a real treat when a book is a #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe Bestseller. Educated is an autobiography exploring the life and education of author Tara Westover. Born into an Idaho family of little means and resources, Tara chooses a different life full of education and knowledge. Her journey goes from stepping into a classroom for the first time at age seventeen to rising through the ranks of academia at places like Harvard and Cambridge.


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