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My Favorite Beach Reads

Summertime for me means that I can break out my “beach reads” I have been accumulating on my shelves over the past year. From Nantucket to California and places in between, beach reads take me to new places all while I am home, or while relaxing on vacation.

They are usually fiction books that one might enjoy during a vacation or a day at the beach because it is engaging, entertaining, and easy to read. Some choose mysteries and thrillers. Others choose romance. I like books set at the beach, on vacation or that take place in the summer.

Paperback books are best for summer reading. They are lighter and can fit in your purse or beach bag. If you don’t have beach reads on your shelf, be sure to visit your local library to check some out. 

Authors I really enjoy reading in the summer months are Emily Henry, Elin Hildebrand, Annabel Monaghan, Taylor Jenkins Reid and Jenny Colgan. Here's a list of some of my favorites!

  • Beach Read - Emily Henry

  • Happy Place - Emily Henry

  • Same Time Next Summer - Annabel Monaghan

  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman

  • Malibu Rising - Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells

  • Summerland - Elin Hildebrand

  • The Perfect Couple - Elin Hildebrand

  • The Housemaid - Freida McFadden

I created a list on my Goodreads profile just for summer reads, and I’m always looking for new ones. Be sure to let me know your favorites in the comments, so I can add to my ever-growing list!

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