It’s 2020 and we could all use a little bit of an escape. What better way than with a good book? Many popular authors have delivered highly anticipated novels this summer that are sure to transport you into different times and places. Pick one for your next visit to Encore Resort at Reunion and dive in while lounging by your resort residence’s private pool or our resort-style pool in the water park.
1. “Midnight Sun” by Stephenie Meyer
Fans of the wildly popular “Twilight” series can revisit the love story of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in “Midnight Sun.” This new novel is written from Edward’s viewpoint instead of Bella’s, but it’s no less engaging or emotional. Of course we want to know what Edward was thinking about Bella! If you liked the series, this is a must-read.
2. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins
Go back in time sixty-four years with this prequel to “The Hunger Games.” Before there was Katniss, there was another female tribute from District 12 in Panem. She was mentored by 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (who later became the nation’s president). “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” starts on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.
3. “The Heir Affair” by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Can’t get enough of the British royal family? “The Heir Affair” continues the authors’ fictionalization of the monarchy, and it’s another page-turner. Their first novel, “The Royal We,” was released five years ago, and readers have been clamoring for a sequel ever since. “The Royal We” was based on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s courtship, and “The Heir Affair” follows the romantic tale of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. If you think you know everything there is to know about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, think again!
4. “All Adults Here” by Emma Straub
Emma Straub has reached The New York Times Best Sellers list with her books that skillfully and poignantly bring relatable characters to life. Her newest addition, “All
Adults Here,” focuses on the Stricks’ family dynamics as the mother recalls what went right and what went wrong with raising her children. Straub brings her trademark wit and warmth to the story, leaving readers with a sense of hope.
5. “Party of Two” by Jasmine Guillory
“Party of Two” is the fifth book in Jasmine Guillory’s “The Wedding Date” series. This modern romance tells the story of two accomplished people, Olivia Monroe and Max Powell, and how they have to navigate their budding relationship in secret. Also, Olivia is black and Max is white. “Race plays out in their relationship in the different ways they view the world and the different ways the world has impacted them,” Guillory has said.