O's 2013 Summer Reading List

If your idea of the perfect summer romance is finding a great new read to fall in love with, you've come to the right place. Here are the season's un-put-down-able titles recommended by Gillian Flynn, Jeanette Winterson and Karen Russell.
A Hundred Summers
Photo: Martha Pavlidou

A Hundred Summers

368 pages; G.P. Putnam's Sons
Lily Dane and Budgie Byrne have vacationed together in Seaview, Rhode Island, since they were babies, and are close in the way only two people who've known each other forever can be. The problem is they don't actually like each other anymore. In Beatriz Williams's fast-paced love story, A Hundred Summers, we meet the now-grown women in the summer of 1938, when the scorching sun illuminates a friend's betrayal and reignites a romance.
— Abbe Wright