Whether kicking back poolside, lounging on the beach, or curling up on the couch on a rainy day, summer’s the ideal time to catch up on that ever-growing reading list. It also happens to be the time when you’re most likely to search for that special, personalized host or hostess gift for that friend whose pool you’ve been “borrowing” all season. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution for both: a summer book list curated by our own Simon Doonan. From surfing and beaches to pizza and summer drives, his selection has us gearing up for the days of sandals and sunscreen. Scroll on for a closer look at each of Simon’s picks, then head over to Barneys to start building your own summer reading list.