11 Summer Reads That Deserve A Place In Your Beach Bag

Today is the first official Friday of summer, which means it's time to stock up your tote with a few essentials: a powerful sunscreen, Instagram-worthy sunnies, and an enticing book to read. Because let’s face it: Nothing says summer Friday quite like chilling poolside or laying out on the beach and getting totally lost in a really good book. A piña colada wouldn’t hurt, either.
To help you get your read on this summer, we tapped some of our favorite L.A. tastemakers to share their summer book recommendations. Whether you’re a Judy Blume enthusiast who wants to revisit her teenage years, a comedy junkie on the hunt for something to make you literally LOL, or a sentimental type looking for a tearjerking story to take you on an emotional roller coaster — there’s a juicy read for every bookworm on our list.