20 Highbrow Books to Read on the Beach This Summer


The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., Adelle Waldman

Nothing’s better for summer than a love affair. If you ever wondered what that guy could have possibly been thinking (or been that guy and still found yourself without a clue), you’ll probably laugh, scowl, and hide your eyes in equal measure as you page through this hilarious, smart-as-hell debut. An elegant, half-satirical, half-sweet novel about modern love, New York, gender roles, and muddling through.