Summer Beach Reads

Whether you’ve picked out the perfect poolside spot at Montage Laguna Beach or set up a picnic in the mountains of Deer Valley, these curated summer reads from best-selling author and Montage literary ambassador Brad Meltzer are ideal companions for relaxing endeavors this season.

For Adults


“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

This epic story, traces the lives of seven generations of descendants of two half-sisters born in Ghana in the 18th century. “The characters are so realistically drawn that you can’t help but see bits of yourself,” Meltzer says.


For Young Adults


“The Vision” by Tom King

Meltzer’s favorite comic of the past year tells the story of a robot family living a life in Virginia that just can’t last. “Waiting for it to come undone is haunting,” Meltzer says.


Check back next month for Meltzer’s book recommendations for the month of July. Also, be sure to look back at his Reading Across America recommendations.

By Katie McElveen