There’s a Book for That: Summer Weddings!


“Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.”—J.D. Salinger

Sound wisdom from Salinger, don’t you think? Marital advice aside, it’s wedding season and we are feeling romantic, not didactic! Perhaps you are getting married? Or are in the wedding party, or a guest? Whatever the case, below are books to match the mood. All are invited!


The Guncle Abroad by Steven RowleyTHE GUNCLE ABROAD by Steven Rowley

Patrick O’Hara is called back to his guncle duties . . . This time for a big family wedding in Italy.

“The Guncle Abroad explores family, love and the act of rediscovering yourself, no matter how old you are.” —People Magazine


Lies and Weddings by Kevin KwanLIES AND WEDDINGS: A Novel by Kevin Kwan

From the iconic internationally bestselling author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy: A forbidden affair erupts volcanically amid a decadent Hawaiian wedding in this outrageous comedy of manners.

Lies and Weddings is a globetrotting tale that takes us from the black sand beaches of Hawaii to the skies of Marrakech, from the glitzy bachelor pads of Los Angeles to the inner sanctums of England’s oldest family estates, Kevin Kwan unfurls a juicy, hilarious, sophisticated and thrillingly plotted story of love, money, murder, sex, and the lies we tell about them all.


Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi ObaroDELE WEDS DESTINY: A NOVEL by Tomi Obaro

The story of three once-inseparable college friends in Nigeria who reunite in Lagos for the first time in thirty years—a sparkling debut novel about mothers and daughters, culture and class, sex and love, and the extraordinary resilience of female friendship.



The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer RyanTHE WEDDING DRESS SEWING CIRCLE: A NOVEL by Jennifer Ryan

Three plucky women lift the spirits of home-front brides in wartime Britain, where clothes rationing leaves little opportunity for pomp or celebration—even at weddings—in this heartwarming novel based on true events, from the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir.



Queerly Beloved by Susie DumondQUEERLY BELOVED: A NOVEL by Susie Dumond

Finalist for The Lambda Literary Award

A people-pleasing baker tries to find her place as a bridesmaid-for-hire. Will she finally find her happily ever after—and her own voice?



Seating Arrangements by Maggie ShipsteadSEATING ARRANGEMENTS by Maggie Shipstead

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

The irresistible story of a summer New England wedding weekend gone awry—a deliciously biting satirical glimpse into the lives of the well-bred and ill-behaved, from the New York Times bestselling author of Great Circle.


The Wedding Date by Jasmine GuilloryTHE WEDDING DATE by Jasmine Guillory

“What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel.”-Roxane Gay

A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut.



Wedding Stories by WEDDING STORIES by Diana Secker Tesdell

A bouquet of great wedding stories-by turns funny, passionate, bittersweet, and romantic-by famous writers from across the past two centuries. From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Lorrie Moore, and from Stephen Crane to Edwidge Danticat. EVERYMAN’S LIBRARY POCKET CLASSICS. The stories collected here-including such gems as Stephen Crane’s “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,” O. Henry’s “The Marry Month of May,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Bridal Party,” Joy Williams’s “The Wedding,” and Lorrie Moore’s “Thank You For Having Me”-encompass comic wedding mishaps, engagements broken and mended, honeymoon adventures, and scenes both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

For more on these and other wedding-related titles, visit the collection: Wedding Lit