Sitting in the sun and reading is one of my favorite summer pastimes. My latest page-turning beach read is Modern Lovers by best-selling author Emma Straub.
College friends Elizabeth, Andrew and Zoe have grown up and celebrated marriage, new homes, businesses and families together. Suddenly they are witnessing their own offspring reaching maturity and ultimately sleeping together. Modern Lovers is captivating, funny, intense and relatable.
The topics of kids growing older, parents still evolving and navigating friendships ring true to me as well this summer. The characters are current, hip, complex and ones I myself wish I was friends with. I also love the snapshots of musicians raising their offspring in sexy Brooklyn.
TheSkimm summed it up pretty perfectly, “It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.”
I’m feeling pretty grateful right now that my kids can swim on their own and I can delve deeper into Modern Lovers as they enjoy the pool this hot summer day.
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