Book Gang Podcast Episode 35: Cozy Summer Reads

Book Gang Episode: Cozy Summer Reads

These page-turning cozy summer reads are just what you need for your beach bag. Try these summer books that embrace cozy love stories, small-town fun, and even light family drama. 

I know I am LIKELY not your go-to for COZY reading choices, so I thought I would bring on a guest who would be. 

When I read something that gives me warm fuzzies, you know it is a rare gem that deserves to be talked about. 

 We have the stack for you if you love a good happily ever after, beach house settings, magical realism, and stories about falling in love. 

Today’s books have fun twists and turn that will keep you turning the pages until past bedtime. These plotlines are light enough for beaching read while still delivering on stories that would be perfect for a summer book club. 

My guest today is Mary Carver! She is a regular contributor on MomAdvice and the host of The Couch With Mary Carver.

Her podcast is for you if you love TV, movies, music, and books.

You can even catch me on her show this month on her Books About Books episode!

In this discussion we share our mutual adoration for Emily Henry (a featured author in this year’s summer reading guide) and Steven Rowley.  We also embrace a few farfetched mysteries, food-themed literature, lighter family dysfunction, and bookish-themed tales.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 35: Cozy Summer Reads With Mary Carver

Listen to the Show:

Listen below or listen on your favorite podcast listening platform!

Mentioned on this episode:

Limelight by Amy Poeppel

MomAdvice on Patreon

The Couch Podcast: Reading About Books & Reading with Amy Allen Clark

Book Gang: This Will Be Funny Later with Jenny Pentland

Veronica Mars

The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix 

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

The Lincoln Lawyer movie

Book Gang: Cozy Up With These Winter Reads

Better Homes & Gardens Ventura Outdoor Rocking Chair

Fre Sparkling Rosé

Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter

Thank You for Listening for Julia Whelan

The Kindred Spirts Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert

Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

Love, Luck & Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert

Women’s Paranormal Fiction on Amazon

The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland

The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

The Editor by Steven Rowley

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Freaky Friday

The Seven Day Switch by Kelly Harms

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q Sutanto

Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

Connect With Us:

Mary on Instagram

The Couch Podcast with Mary Carver

Amy is @momadvice on Instagram

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