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Island Reads for Your Next Trip

In partnership with Mandarin Oriental, Canouan.

At Indagare, we believe in the transformative power of books, and that reading has the power to broaden the mind and inspire exploration. Here, our staff reveals their favorite beach reads—from just-released titles to all-star classics that are perfect for long, relaxing days spent ocean side.

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New Releases

Still Me

by Jojo Moyes The third installment in the Me Before You trilogy, Still Me follows Louisa Clark as she moves to New York and meets a colorful cast of characters, including a young man who brings up memories of her past and threatens her long-distance relationship.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng A 2017 best-seller, this riveting novel details mysterious pasts, the power of motherhood and the danger of following the rules.

In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement by John Heminway Coming out this month, this story features one woman’s quest for a new life in Africa during World War II and begs to answer the question whether it’s possible to rewrite your past.

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine by Alan Lightman Exploring the human desire to find truth and meaning, Lightman takes us on an inspired meditation of religion and science. To be released March 2018.

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent A coming of age story, My Absolute Darling follows Turtle, an introverted teenager, who is most at home in the forested wilderness of northern California. As her home life becomes increasingly unstable, she plans to break out on her own while navigating her first love and the loss of her mother.


Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty A true page-turner filled with ex-husbands, schoolyard scandal and murder, this book is a suspenseful read.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal Perfect for foodies, this novel is about a young woman with an exceptional palate who ends up becoming an iconic chef. It dives deep into how food creates community and a sense of identity.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt Part psychological thriller, part chronicle of wasted youth, this novel takes readers on a journey involving two murders at a posh Vermont college–one accidental and one deliberate.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman A comical and charming story about a cranky old man and his unexpected friendship with the young, chatty neighbors next door. If you’re looking for a feel-good read, this is it.

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Opening onto a sultry summer on the Amalfi Coast, this sweeping tale revolves around the passionate love story between a hapless hotelier and a young Hollywood actress that spans across decades.

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman At his family’s villa on the Italian Riviera, a teenage boy meets his parent’s houseguest, a young professor working on a manuscript, and a powerful and all-encompassing summer romance ensues.

Enjoy your next beach read on the pink sand beach at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan.

Published onFebruary 2, 2018

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