1. The obligatory summer-based beach novel
“A Hundred Summers” by Beatriz Williams, 2013
Lily Dane returns to her summer oasis in Seaview, R.I., for Memorial Day in 1938 only to find that her former best friend and former fiance (who are now married) have decided to call Seaview home. As if this isn’t enough of a blunder, a physical hurricane barrels up the east coast without warning, threatening the coastal community. The former friends and former lovers are forced confront old feelings and the past, making this page-turner a perfect beach read.