Let us help you choose your next book! Welcome to Sweet Reads, a curation of titles hand-selected by our Sweet July community.

Up next: We’ve rounded up a selection of books that will take your mind on the ultimate trip. Even if you can’t go on a physical vacation, at least you can take your mind on one. Dive into our Escapism titles below!

The Catch Me If You Can by Jessica Nabongo

If you can’t physically take yourself on a vacation, at least you can take your mind on one with Jessica’s beautiful book chronicling her top 100 destinations around the globe. It also serves as great inspiration for future getaways. – Ayesha Curry, Founder, Sweet July

Travels with Alice by Calvin Trillin

I picked this up on a whim during a recent trip to the Green Mountains in Vermont. In this easy summer read, writer and humorist Calvin Trillin chronicles trips with his wife and two young daughters across Sicily, Uzés, St. John and more. It’s the perfect read to prepare your mindset for a trip abroad or for a bit of literary escapism if you’re enjoying a staycation this summer. – Megan Graham, Founder & CEO of Ries

The People We Keep by Allison Larkin Pavone

An emotional and transformative story about a girl in the 90s navigating womanhood and finding her place in the world through her music. – Jasmine Edwards, Sweet July Store Manager

Two Nights In Lisbon by Chris Pavone

Chris Pavone’s books are fast-paced, quick and often include various destinations around the world. It’s perfect for the porch, plane, and beach. – Julia Coney, Sweet July’s Wine Consultant

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

When I’m looking to escape, science fiction never disappoints. Project Hail Mary follows science teacher Ryland Grace on a space mission to save the world. If you loved Weir’s debut novel, The Martian, you’ll love this book. It combines humor with pragmatic problem solving for a mission where the stakes couldn’t be higher. – Danielle Iturbe, President, Sweet July

Happy Place by Emily Henry

I can always count on Emily to transport my mind to whatever town her novels are written in—and Happy Place, her latest release, did just that. This summer, she took me to Maine, where two ex-lovers pretend to still be together for an annual weeklong vacation with their best friends from college (who are not aware that the two have been apart for five months). I always find comfort in escaping into a cheesy novel that takes my mind off the fast-paced life we all live in! – Soraya Salgadoe, Product Marketing Coordinator, Sweet July

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

I really loved this book! It’s an intense coming-of-age story filled with love, tragedy and life changes. It reminded me how freeing it can be for a shy child that finally comes into their own and starts to experience life. – Maria Tarleton, Culinary Development Lead, Sweet July

Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A fun page-turner for fans of the film Sliding Doors, this read presents two different realities in alternating chapters—two very different life paths based on one small but significant decision of the main character, Hannah. A true escape that will have you wondering how the choices we make shape our ultimate fate. Does it all lead to the same outcome? – Brianne Garrett, Managing Editor, Sweet July

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone is an enchanting story that takes place in the mystical and captivating world of Orïsha. Through its pages, Tomi Adeyemi explores powerful themes of oppression and resilience. The masterful storytelling takes you on a journey where courage, identity, and the pursuit of justice intertwine. – Rian Worm, Marketing Director, Sweet July

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

Wild Seed chronicles the journey of two African immortals, Doro and Anyanwu, and how their love-hate relationship sets the stage for centuries of conflicts to come. It’s an epic adventure of two formidable characters who outsmart and outmaneuver each other through continents and centuries. If you’re looking to escape, this is your book. – Sweet July Team

You May Also Like...