The Midnights is about music, family, friendship and finding one's way in life after loss. That road is sometimes has more bumps than one would like, but everything depends on how we blunts the hits. California is the perfect setting for this book, though I wish it was more part of the story than a mere background blurred as we speed through the story. If one looks for a light, music filled summer read, then The Midnights might be a good choice for that.
If you are looking for a lighthearted romcom and don't want to think too much, The Flatshare is a perfect pick me up book. With loveable characters - there is a lovely, mishevious little girl, and a hippie older lady who happens to be a rebel -, heavy topics and a budding romance with laugh out loud moments. Beth O'Leary's debut novel is definitely worth a read.