The Lover by Marguerite Duras | 22 Books You Need To Read This Summer--At just a little over 100 pages, The Lover is a quick read that’s perfect to bring to the beach or poolside. It tells the true story of Duras and her teenage years as a French girl in Vietnam, where she met and proceeded to have a tumultuous affair with an older and wealthy Chinese man. The prose is spare yet haunting, and you won’t be able to put it down.
29 Books To Get You Through Your Quarter-Life Crisis - take this with a grain of salt, of course, as I've heard a lot of negative things about The Magicians and Joy Luck Club isn't _that_ good. But something to add to the reading list.