The Lover by Marguerite Duras | 22 Books You Need To Read This Summer--At just a little over 100 pages, The Lover is a quick read that’s perfect to bring to the beach or poolside. It tells the true story of Duras and her teenage years as a French girl in Vietnam, where she met and proceeded to have a tumultuous affair with an older and wealthy Chinese man. The prose is spare yet haunting, and you won’t be able to put it down.
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan While I liked the format of The Lover's Dictionary (it's written in dictionary form, with the stories being told in the definitions), the book did have some drawbacks for me. Have you read it yet? What did you think? #loveatfirstbook