Beach season is nearly upon us, and Emily Giffin, author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue (among others) has a new novel out to sate your appetite for quick yet absorbing reads ideal for consuming while laying out in the sun — wearing SPF, of course. In Heart of the Matter, the lives of two very different women in the same Boston suburb become intertwined thanks to an awful accident. Tessa, a mother of two and the wife of a well-known surgeon, and Valerie, a single mother and attorney, take turns telling their sides of the saga, yielding a fascinating dual-perspective. [$14.57, Amazon]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away two autographed copies of Emily Giffin’s new book, Heart of the Matter, which hits stores on Tuesday, but you have to work if you want one. In the comments, tell us your favorite beach read by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. We’ll pick our two favorite responses and announce the winners on Friday, May 14. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!