Books for the Beach:: A Houston Moms Summer Reading Guide

Reading has always been one of my favorite pastimes, and one of the perks of pandemic life is that I’ve had plenty of time to slow down and get lost in a good book again. Summer is THE BEST time to put a dent in that reading list… plenty of lazy weekend mornings available for sleeping in and enjoying a juicy book! I enlisted the help of my fellow Houston mamas, and together, we’ve come up with the perfect summer reading guide. There’s something here for everyone!

Fun, Lighthearted Reads::


  1. The Bridgertons prequel series {The Rokesbys} by Julia Quinn
  2. The Ravenels {series} by Lisa Kleypas
  3. The Marriage Game {series} by Sara Desai
  4. The Wedding Date {series} by Jasmine Guillory 
  5. The Royal We {series} by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  6. The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
  7. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa 
  8. The Bromance Book Club {series} by Lyssa Kay Adams
  9. The Friend Zone {series} by Abby Jimenez 
  10. Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan {he grew up in the Houston area!}
  11. American Royals {series} by Katharine McGee {she is a local author!}
  12. The Idea of You by Robinne Lee


Heartwarming Summer Reading:: 


  1. How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior
  2. The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
  3. For Everyone by Jason Reynolds 



  1. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  2. The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

Nail Biters {Thrillers & Suspense}::


  1. The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
  2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  3. The Push by Audrey Audrain
  4. The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
  5. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  6. Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara

Books that Will Speak to Your Soul::


  1. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi 
  2. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  3. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Deliciously Gossip Worthy::

What’s on your summer reading TBR list? Let us know!

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Cindy was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and raised in Sugar Land, Texas. She has a BS from the University of Texas at Austin in elementary education and a M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from Houston Baptist University. Cindy married her high school sweetheart, Stuart, after 10 years of dating. Stuart and Cindy are the parents of two beautiful girls and an adorable miniature schnauzer. In her spare time, Cindy loves to bake and try new recipes. In fact, her greatest ambition in life is to be a contestant on the Great American Baking Show one day. Cindy is also a huge Backstreet Boys fan and has seen them live in concert 9 times! Cindy has enjoyed writing her entire life and loves being a contributor for HMB.


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