Emma Straub, is the author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures. Her latest, newly released book The Vacationers, is novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca. Emma shares some of her favorite vacation book recommendations to kick off your summer. What is on your summer reading list?
The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer
Because summer camp is the greatest, and Wolitzer is one of our national treasures.
Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Because it’s fun to hang out with grumpy British ladies on vacation in Italy!
Seating Arrangements, by Maggie Shipstead
Because rich people have problems too! Will make you want a lobster roll.
Sag Harbor, by Colson Whitehead
Because it’s hard to be a nerdy teenage boy. Will make you want a ice cream cone.
The Great Man, by Kate Christensen
Because not all vacation books need to be about vacations. Sometimes they can be hilarious and wise books about old people.