Sweet Summertime Reads From the Authors of The Nanny Diaries

Sweet Summertime Reads From the Authors of The Nanny Diaries

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus know a thing or two about great summer reads. They read them, they write them (How to Be a Grown-Up hits shelves this month), and now they want to share them with you. So pack your beach bag, and pick out your cutest bathing suit. The water’s warm, so come on in!

Nothing says summer to us like a bottle of Coppertone, a big hat, and a great book. We love the delicious reads of summer. Five we have already made space for in our beach bag are:

Will You Won’t You Want Me?

This book has the best opening line ever: “Marjorie Plum was the most popular girl in school, but it had been a decade since anyone cared.” The writing reminded us of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and totally made us swoon. It’s seriously a must-read.


Have you ever wished you could get all the perks of a maternity leave without the frickin’ baby? This hilarious, smart story imagines exactly that scenario.

the perfect find

The Perfect Find

This novel tells the story of a 40-something woman looking to stage a professional comeback in the glamorous fashion world when a series of disasters leave her single and broke—but determined to do it all right this time. If you like Terry McMillan, you’ll love Tia Williams.  

The Year We Turned Forty

This book asks the question so many 40-somethings have—if I could do it over differently, would I? Hilarious and insightful, these writers have their collective finger on the pulse of what life looks like after 39. 

Some Women

Emily Liebert tells the story of three women who should never be friends—until life unexpectedly throws them together when their carefully constructed lives start to fray.

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are the New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries, Citizen Girl, Nanny Returns, and the young adult novels, The Real Real and Over You. They are the cofounders of TheFinishedThought.com, a book coaching firm, and work together in New York City.


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