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The dog days of summer are upon us with the searing heat and unforgiving humidity. Here in sunny Florida, the long outdoor hours are filled with ways of finding shade and pools. Picture yourself at the rooftop pool on Reflection’s high rise amenity level, cold drink in one hand and a great book in the other! Summer cocktails and mocktails will be the subject of another blog, but for today, we’ve compiled an incredible selection of the greatest summer reads! 

1. We Were Never Here

We’ll start out with a thriller that’s made a splash with the New York Times, Reese’s Book Club, Marie Claire, and NPR. Your hot day will pass super fast with this page turner! 

2. Across the Airless Wilds

The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and countless others have hailed this historical account of the final Apollo missions as “brilliantly observed” and “endlessly fascinating”. If you want to escape the sweltering summer atmosphere completely, here’s your chance!

3. The Hotel Nantucket

Looking for something a little more salacious? This should give you a little shiver as you lounge.

4. The Bullet Train

Of course we have to include the summer blockbuster read turned movie theater blockbuster! Are you a read the book before seeing the movie type?

5. The Newcomer

How about a hometown author? Mary Kay Andrews is originally from Tampa Bay and now resides in Atlanta but her novels traverse the world! Her latest travels from New York to Treasure Island, trailing suspense and intrigue all the way.

6. Outliers: The Story of Success

It may not be new for Summer ’22 but the knowledge is ageless and sound. Are the successful that way purely by chance? What sets the elite apart in their respective fields? This book sets out to define the elements of what creates high-achievers.

7. All the Broken Girls

From Linda Hurtado Bond, we find another thriller set in Tampa Bay! A crime reporter must work to solve the murders of the present day with a connection to her not so distant past. 

We hope you enjoy these incredible reads and can imagine yourself poolside on the roof of Reflection in time for some summer reading in 2024. Bookmark this post and come back to it anytime you need a little inspiration! What would you recommend? Post in comments below!