10. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter is a romantic story that moves between 1960s Italy and modern-day Hollywood.

11. I Am Pilgrim is the story of a secret agent (code name Pilgrim) who faces his greatest enemy after some highbrow American murder. Drama!

12. The Bees by Laline Paull has been called a heart-pounding novel. It’s about an ancient culture that includes a strong caste system in which only the queen can breed. It’s both fascinating and terrifying.

13. A cult classic about sex, drugs and New York City for three girls in show biz, Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls is ideal for poolside reading.