3. For a day at the beach, many have raved about Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich. She’s best known for her gossip reporting on the New York Post’s infamous Page Six, and reviewers have called this novel deliciously dishy and true to form.

4. Bought by Los Angeles journalist Anna David tells us the story of Emma Swanson, a reporter who is desperate to accomplish more than trash celebrity interviews.

5. For a weekend away, we hear The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow is a great read. You’ll become enveloped in Molly Marx’s story as she discovers that she’s dead; she just doesn’t know it happened.