All the Books You Need for National Sunglasses Day

Shefali Lohia
June 27 2018
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Yes, we wrote a book list for #NationalSunglassesDay. Because it combines two of our favorite things: sunny summer days requiring sunglasses and totally glam book covers! You’re welcome. 

This post was originally published on GetLiterary.com.

When Life Gives You Lululemons
by Lauren Weisberger

Did you love The Devil Wears Prada? Good news! Everyone’s favorite ex-assistant Emily Charlton is back—this time scheming with friends to take down a dirty politician...There may even be a special appearance from someone we all love to hate! 

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When Life Gives You Lululemons
Lauren Weisberger

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A Girl Like That
by Tanaz Bhathena

Zarin Wadia is a good student, an orphan, and an ambitious risk-taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents tell their kids to stay away from, a troublemaker, someone who gets tangled up in (too) many romances, and is constantly gossiped about. When she’s found dead along with eighteen year-old Porus Dumasia, the older boy who has always loved her, people realize Zarin was more than just “a girl like that.” Peel back the layers of Zarin’s life in this fascinating (and disturbing) debut novel. 

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A Girl Like That
Tanaz Bhathena

Zarin Wadia is a good student, an orphan, and an ambitious risk-taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents tell their kids to stay away from, a troublemaker, someone who gets tangled up in (too) many romances, and is constantly gossiped about. When she’s found dead along with eighteen year-old Porus Dumasia, the older boy who has always loved her, people realize Zarin was more than just “a girl like that.” Peel back the layers of Zarin’s life in this fascinating (and disturbing) debut novel. 

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Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan

What happens when you find out your New York boyfriend is a crazy rich and extremely eligible bachelor, when he brings you home to Singapore to meet his family? You get a big, fat X painted on your backThis fast-paced romp will have you laugh-crying (and maybe cry-laughing). Bonus: Crazy Rich Asians the movie hits theaters August 15! 

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Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan

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Postcards from the Edge
by Carrie Fisher

semi-autobiographical novel from everyone’s favorite princess—Carrie Fisher. This stunning debut published over thirty years ago chronicles one young actress’s experiences at rehab as she comes to terms with life in the outside world. Postcards from the Edge is about Hollywood, but it’s also about the dangers—and delights—of all our addictions. And, it was adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. 

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Postcards from the Edge
Carrie Fisher

In her first novel, Carrie Fisher drew on her own experiences in Hollywood and with addiction to tell the story of Suzanne Vale, a young actress in the harrowing and hilarious throes of drug rehabilitation. A semi-autobiographical novel, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE chronicles Suzanne’s vivid, and often funny, experiences inside a drug rehab clinic and takes a revealing look at addiction.

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple

Bernadette—once a young architect with the whole world ahead of her—is now an agoraphobic whose life is focused on raising her teenage daughter, Bee. When Bernadette goes missing, Bee does everything she can to find her, and begins piecing together Bernadette’s life through emails, letters, and secret correspondence. You’ll ignore your own mom so you can finish this book—we highly suggest you pick it up. Bonus: This hysterical dramedy is going to be a movie starring Cate Blanchett! 

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is a fiercely independent wife and mother, when one day she disappears. It began when her daughter Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle—and people in general—has made her agoraphobic, making a trip to the end of the earth a bit of an issue. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, and secret correspondence.

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Absolutely True Lies
by Rachel Stuhler

A book you’ll want to grab before you head out on vacation this summer, Absolutely True Lies follows fledgling writer Holly Gracin, who’s just inches from giving up on her career. That’s when Holly is hired to ghostwrite a memoir for Daisy Mae Dixson, an 18-year-old pop star. Holly quickly realizes Daisy’s squeaky-clean public image is a total lie, and struggles to write nice (lies) about her. But when Daisy has a public meltdown, and her memoir is the only thing that can save her, Holly is suddenly under a lot more pressure to get it right. But following around a teenage pop star has taken its toll, and Holly has to decide if the fame and fortune is worth the lies. 

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Absolutely True Lies
Rachel Stuhler

A fledgling entertainment writer stumbles into the gig of a lifetime writing a teenage pop star’s memoir and soon realizes that the young celebrity's squeaky-clean image is purely a work of fiction.Struggling writer Holly Gracin is on the verge of moving back home to upstate New York when she gets hired to write the memoirs of eighteen-year-old Daisy Mae Dixson, a former Nickelodeon child star who has moved seamlessly into both blockbuster movies and pop music. Holly quickly realizes that Daisy’s wholesome public image is purely a work of fiction, as Holly finds herself trailing the star as she travels around the world on yachts, gets stalked by paparazzi, and sneaks out of five-star hotels in the dead of night. As Holly struggles to write a flattering portrait of a teenage millionaire who only eats “nightshades” and treats her employees like slaves, Daisy has a public meltdown—and suddenly, her book is the cornerstone of resurrecting her image. But working at all hours trailing a pop star has taken its toll, and Holly must decide if becoming the ultimate insider is worth losing a starring role in her own life. Fun, juicy, and inspired by Rachel Stuhler’s own stranger-than-fiction experiences as a celebrity ghost writer, Absolutely True Lies is an entertaining look at how the lifestyles of the rich and famous aren’t always what they seem.

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No One Tells You This
by Glynnis MacNicol

Glynnis MacNicol’s memoir isn’t technically available yet, but we’re so excited about this one, we had to talk about it early! The world we live in is changing, and more and more women are choosing “non-traditional” paths. So what happens “if the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child?” This is the question Glynnis asked herself when she turned 40, and her search for the answer fueled a year of self-discovery involving family illness, travel, adventures with men young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats). Pick it up on July 10 to read about one woman’journey into modern womanhood! 

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No One Tells You This
Glynnis MacNicol

Selected as one of BuzzFeed’s “Exciting Summer Books” Featured in Goop's “15 Books We’re Reading This Summer” Selected as one of Vogue’s “13 Books to Thrill, Entertain, and Sustain You This Summer” If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then?This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity, relegated to the sidelines, or indulgent spoiled creatures who think only of themselves. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles and yet the question remained: What now? There was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world. She concluded it was time to create one. Over the course of her fortieth year, which this memoir chronicles, Glynnis embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect. Through the trials of family illness and turmoil, and the thrills of far-flung travel and adventures with men, young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats), she is forced to wrestle with her biggest hopes and fears about love, death, sex, friendship, and loneliness. In doing so, she discovers that holding the power to determine her own fate requires a resilience and courage that no one talks about, and is more rewarding than anyone imagines. Intimate and timely, No One Tells You This is a fearless reckoning with modern womanhood and an exhilarating adventure that will resonate with anyone determined to live by their own rules.

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The Royal Runaway
by Lindsay Emory

Another title we couldn’t wait to rave about! If you’ve read The Princess Diaries and The Royal We, then you should mark your calendars for October 9 when The Royal Runaway hits shelves! Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent (phew, that’s a title) is kind of over the princess thing. And who could blame her? She recently (and very publicly) got left at the altar. When Isabella gets the chance to be a “normal” woman and meets a sexy Scot named Nick in a local bar, she thinks she might get her whirlwind romance after all. Wrong! Nick is not only the brother of her former fiancé, he’s also a British spy, and very much not above blackmail. Read what happens when they (reluctantly) join forces to find Isabella’s fiancé, and uncover a secret that could destroy the monarchy. 

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The Royal Runaway
Lindsay Emory

For fans of The Princess Diaries and The Royal We comes a fun and daring novel about a modern-day princess who teams up with a spy to find out what happened to the fiancé who left her at the altar—and who just might get her own fairytale in the process.

Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over this princess thing.

After her fiancé jilted her on their wedding day, she’s finally back home after spending four months in exile—aka it’s back to press conferences, public appearances, and putting on a show for the Driedish nation as the perfect princess they expect her to be. But Thea’s sick of duty. After all, that’s what got her into this mess in the first place.

So when she sneaks out of the palace and meets a sexy Scot named Nick in a local bar, she relishes the chance to be a normal woman for a change. But just as she thinks she’s found her Prince Charming for the night, he reveals his intentions are less than honorable: he’s the brother of her former fiancé, a British spy, and he’s not above blackmail. As Thea reluctantly joins forces with Nick to find out what happened the day her fiancé disappeared, together they discover a secret that could destroy a centuries-old monarchy and change life as they know it.

Funny, fast-paced, and full of more twists and turns than the castle Thea lives in, The Royal Runaway is a fresh romantic comedy that will leave you cheering for the modern-day royal who chucks the rulebook aside to create her own happily-ever-after.

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