28 Best Beach Reads of - New Beach Books to ReadBook enthusiasts know summer is high season for juicy fiction and gripping tell-alls. It's the perfect time to kick back and relax at the beach or by the pool and dive deeply into a new book — and boy do we have some great recommendations for you. This year, several household names have returned with new work you'll love — Elizabeth Gilbert , Margaret Atwood , and My Favorite Murder podcasters Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are back, just to name a few! See these and many more titles readers can't wait to dive into, according to the experts at Goodreads. We couldn't get enough of Helen Hoang's debut novel , The Kiss Quotient , so it's no surprise her second book is at the top of our list.
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We highly recommend reading this one by the beach or pool—with a cocktail in hand. At the heart of this thriller is a husband and wife who are bored in their year marriage. Instead of sending each other flirty text messages, role playing, or planning a dream vacation together, Millicent and her husband engage in murder to keep their marriage alive and kicking. Book lovers will absolutely relate to the central character in Abbi Waxman's third novel. Nina Hill is an only child who works in a bookstore. Upon discovering the father she never knew has died, leaving behind new family members for Nina to get to know, all of a sudden her very structured life is turned upside down.
Its status as an all-time-great Beach Read. Whether mass-market candy or high literature, a beach read needs narrative momentum, a transporting sense of place, and, ideally, a touch of the sordid. Robinson Crusoe , Daniel Defoe The original desert-island tale holds up as high-seas adventure. Great Expectations , Charles Dickens Crazy twists, reversals of fortune, brilliant satire — and at pleasantly un-Victorian length. The Age of Innocence , Edith Wharton A clash of erotic passion and upper-class repression imbued with nostalgia and irony.
A love triangle in Nantucket over Memorial Day weekend? Thayer's sharp cast of characters makes the imminently readable summer chick-lit setup as fresh as ever. Buy it: Amazon. Martin's Press May Calling all old-home lovers: Gable's novel takes you into the lives of the Codman family through the lens of their once-prized, now-deteriorating Nantucket compound, Cliff House. In her first novel, Taylor daughter of The Secret Life of Bees author Sue Monk Kidd crafts an unexpected tale of romance and shark attacks set against the Gulf Coast's sparkling waters. An elderly woman and a delinquent teen form an unlikely bond as they uncover the journal entries of a man who oversaw a remote Lake Superior lighthouse nearly a century before.
This week, Vulture is providing Summer Selections: picks for the best beach-worthy books, comics , music, and podcasts of the past 18 months, as chosen by creators of that entertainment. Her books have been published in more than 25 languages. Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont I was hooked from the first page of this novel about a marriage unraveling in the wake of infidelity. She suffers from a sort of Stockholm Syndrome in which she feels protective of her billionaire boss and almost enjoys anticipating his every need. But when Tina and an all-female group of co-workers devise a Nine to Five— style plan to pay off their student loan debt by siphoning money from the company, things get complicated.
As the days lengthen and temperatures climb, celebrate the sunshine with these recent books about summer for kids. Summer solstice is on June 21! Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves! This alliterative delight chronicles a delicious summer meal—from planting, to preparation, to dinnertime. What better way to spend a summer day than hunting for bugs?