Good Morning America: 30 May Books to Add to the Stack

By Zibby Owens

Zibby Owens is the host of award-winning podcast “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books” and editor of “Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology.”

I can feel the first hints of summer swirling in the air. The tulips opening up, flashing us. Our sweatpants discarded, replaced by long flowy skirts. Lightweight jackets now hang by the front door, our winter overcoats stashed back in the closet. Ice cream trucks jangle. Even my dog has a spring in her step. With the pregnant possibilities of a more “normal” summer season post-pandemic comes the promise of piles of enticing, memorable reads. If only we could find time for them all. But that’s what summer is for: rest, relaxation, smiles, watermelon, pie, books. The anticipation of it is almost as good as the real thing. But with these books, they’re just as good as advertised.

‘Summer on the Bluffs’ by Sunny Hostin

Co-host of “The View,” Emmy award winner, lawyer and journalist Sunny Hostin takes us on a summer vacation in an elite, high-powered Black neighborhood of “the Vineyard,” where Black royalty, including the Obamas, has come to vacation for decades. Centered around one particular home, this story of a matriarch and the last summer she spends with her three god-daughters — all of whom have secrets to hide while trying to inherit the home themselves — is a complicated, memorable tale of family, allegiances, secrets and summertime.

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