Happy National Lazy Day! To celebrate this treasure of a holiday, we have some amazing standalone book recommendations that you can start and finish on the same day.
1. To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo
This book is absolutely perfect for a quick but intriguing read. Especially for summer. If you like fantasy, To Kill a Kingdom has it all: sirens, rebellious royalty, morally gray characters, and enemies-to-lovers. If that doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does.
2. People We Meet on Vacation – Emily Henry
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry is perfect for a light summer read. Focusing on two best friends that go on vacation every year deciding to go on one last vacation together, this friends-to-lovers romance is dreamy and addictive. There’s nothing quite like spending a lazy day with a relaxing romance read.
3. Lore – Alexandra Bracken
Do you love Greek mythology? How about the Hunger Games? If you answered yes to either or both of those, this standalone is perfect for you. I will warn you now: it’s a little longer than the other books on this list. However, it’s so riveting and fast-paced that you won’t be able to put it down. The unique, enthralling plot is like a breath of fresh air and the perfect way to keep your mind busy on a lazy day.
4. The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren
If you’re looking for more romance suggestions, don’t fret–The Unhoneymooners is another enemies-to-lovers that is perfect for a relaxing summer read. After a wedding goes wrong, Olive and Ethan find themselves the only ones able to go on a free honeymoon. Despite their hatred for each other, they simply can’t pass that up. This standalone is enchanting and hilarious–the perfect read for a lazy summer day.
5. The Shadows Between Us – Tricia Levenseller
A thrilling enemies-to-lovers with a touch of fantasy, The Shadows Between Us has morally gray characters and a captivating plot. The protagonist, Alessandra Stathos, plans to make the Shadow King fall in love with her, then kill him and become queen. With seduction, betrayal, and clever schemes, this standalone is addicting enough that you’ll finish it all too soon.
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