Summer Best Reads

There are plenty of chances to dive into the latest novel this summer when you are staying at Spicers Retreats. With quiet pool areas and hammocks in the shade we offer the best environment to lose yourself in the latest new release book.

We have put together a list of our best summer novels for you to simply read the day away.

Social Creature
In Tara Isabella Burton’s haunting debut, Social Creature, a chance encounter between a socialite and a social climber spirals into an intense, obsessive, and eventually lethal friendship.

The Great Believers
From Rebecca Makkai, author of The Hundred-Year House, comes The Great Believers, a novel weaving together the stories of a Chicago art gallery assistant who loses his friend (and soon everything he knows) to the 1980s AIDS epidemic, and his friend’s sister, who grapples with her own loss 30 years later in Paris.

Clock Dance
In the legendary Anne Tyler’s 21st novel, Clock Dance, a woman yearning to be a grandmother impulsively flies across the country to Baltimore after receiving a mysterious phone call, and it is there that she discovers the community she wanted but was never expecting to find.

Lexi Freiman’s wildly funny and satirical debut, Inappropriation, tells the story of 15-year-old Ziggy Klein, who begins school at prestigious Australian girls’ academy and — finding herself ostracized and utterly out of her league — turns to feminist texts and the internet to try and understand her dark thoughts and ever-changing sense of self.

The Sparsholt Affair
In The Line of Beauty author Alan Hollinghurst’s latest novel, The Sparsholt Affair, a relationship blossoms between a handsome engineering student and the son of a celebrated novelist at Oxford in 1940, affecting both of their lives for decades to come.

The Friend
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez tells the story of a woman who, in the wake of her best friend’s suicide, finds herself burdened — and eventually bonded — with the unwanted Great Dane he left behind.

Orchid & the Wasp
In the first novel from award-winning Irish novelist Caoilinn Hughes, Orchid & the Wasp, a young, savvy opportunist hustles her way through Dublin, London, and New York trying to save her family from economic collapse, but she ends up losing herself in the process.

The Gunners
In The Gunners, Rebecca Kauffman, author of Another Place You’ve Never Been, tells the story of a man suffering from macular degeneration who reconnects with his childhood friends after one of them commits suicide.

Told in three distinct sections, Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry is about a young editor and her relationship with a famous older writer, an Iraqi-American man detained by immigration officers, and the thread that ties these two seemingly disparate stories together.

The Wild Birds
In her debut, The Wild Birds, Emily Strelow weaves together the stories of a young girl disguised as a boy to work as a lighthouse keeper’s assistant in 1870s San Francisco, a nomad scouring the Sierras for refuge in 1941, and a precocious 15-year-old trying to find a place for herself in present-day Burning Hills.