5 Remarkable Books That Will Make You Jump Into a Hammock

Hammocks are comfortable and relaxing. But reading in a hammock makes the experience better! Come read this list to find your next hammock read!

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Hammocks are one of the best places to read a book. Unless you live in a hotter climate, the feel of the sun and the sounds of the wind give more focus than another reading spot. Additionally, the peacefulness of not being bugged by people is what a reader needs. However, a hammock read can be anything, but this is a list of books that fit the relaxation of a hammock.

The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey

The Summer of Songbirds book cover with a woman sitting on a floating dock on a lake.

At the top of the list is The Summer of Songbirds! This piece is hammock-worthy due to the summer vibes and friendship that the book shares. The Summer of Songbirds is about four women coming together to save a summer camp they went to. At the beginning of a personal tragedy thirty years ago, June Moore bought Camp Holly Springs. She created a summer haven for girls. However, June is in the wake of losing the camp, and she realizes she used Holly Springs to avoid the challenges in her life. But Daphne, June’s niece, and her two friends, Lanier and Mary Stuart, band together to save the camp. In doing so, they open a new journey that sends them into a new chapter in their lives.

The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward

The Jetsetters book cover has a yellow background and beach chairs and umbrellas.

Secondly, The Jetsetters is next on the list due to the summer travel featured. The Jetsetters is an impressive book of four lost adults coming together and healing. Seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins is ecstatic to win a writing competition. She spends her earnings on a ten-day cruise. She also invites her estranged children to join her. Charlotte hopes to reconcile with her children. But when secrets get told, and old wounds reopened, it seems like they want to drive each other away. Can these adults come together after all these years? Or will the issues pushing them apart really make a choice that might be the end for them?

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier

Pizza Girl books cover with an 80s themed car and pizza.

In addition to the summer vibes, Pizza Girl is a hilarious coming-of-age story. The story takes place in Los Angeles with a main character who is in denial about her pregnancy. On top of being pregnant, she is grieving her father’s death. She has also distanced herself from her supportive mother and loving boyfriend. But her world turns more upside down by an obsession with Jenny, a stay-at-home mom who orders pizzas for her son. When both women move to new stages of their lives, their relationship becomes blurred in strange and heartbreaking ways.

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins Jitterbug Perfume book cover.

Now, this one is strange but daring. The plot is one of several stories that converge into one by the end of the book. This book also tackles topics such as religion, war, politics, family, and many more. But it is the start of a saga with a janitor and a perfume bottle. The bottle is blue and old but inscribed with the image of a goat-horned god. Some people believe that inside the bottle is the secret to immortality. But the bottle is missing, and these characters would do anything to get it back.

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Book cover of Virginia Woolf's To the lighthouse with a lighthouse among a stormy day.

Wrapping up the list is To the Lighthouse. This book is another strange one to add, but it belongs due to its summertime feel and fascinating background. Additionally, this book is an easy hammock read as it goes through the life of the Ramsay family. The plot centers around the Ramsay family and the ups and downs of their life as they vacation in a house on the beach. This book also centers around how relationships and life changes with tragic events. However, the book also explores a changing class structure in the Great War period.

These recommendations are the best to read while swinging and relaxing within a hammock! These reads are intriguing and dramatic. So, it is easy for the reader to turn their brain off and enjoy their time laughing at ridiculous characters. But remember to be careful when you get out of your hammock so you do not fall with your book!

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