Our Favorite Beach Reads for Summer 2016

You’ve waited all year for those much-anticipated summer beach days, and now they’re finally here! Basking in the beautiful weather and enjoying the sound of the crashing waves isn’t fully complete until you have a good book to dive into. Not sure what your go-to beach read should be? We’ve got a few suggestions!

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The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Twelve contestants on a reality show are left deep in the woods to faces challenges of endurance. When a terrible act of destruction occurs, they are left only to assume it is just a part of the game. A suspenseful read if you’re into that!

 

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Navigating into adult life ain’t easy – us college students would know! This lighthearted story follows a tight-knit group of old college friends who are now sending their own kids off to university. With their own children now reaching maturity, secrets and old memories unravel as they reminisce.

 

The One & Only by Emily Giffin

Shea Rigsby has grown attached to her life in her college town – it’s where she spent her college days, countless football games, and it’s even where she works full time. When a tragedy strikes that causes Rigsby to question her path, she must leave her comfort zone and confront her biggest fears.

 

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Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent

If you swoon for a good romance novel, this is the choice for you. The book centers around Isabel, who is sent to check up weekly on an older man named Edward. Both characters are facing challenges with love – widowed Edward can’t get over his late wife while Isabel just can’t find love at all. However, these weekly dinners begin to change their lives.

 

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Tess is a 22-year-old who sets off to New York City to find herself, but she ends up finding undeniable connections to a handsome bartender and a mother-like waitress. The perfect read for the recent grad!

 

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

This historical fiction takes place in London during WWII and follows three characters as they fall into a love triangle during the changing landscape and destruction of the war.

 

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The Girls by Emma Cline

A story of freedom and rebellion in the sixties, The Girls delves into the issue of acceptance as a young teenager gets lured into the thrilling yet violent lives of a group of girls she met in a park.

 

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

A an all-expense paid weekend cruise sounds amazing to travel blogger Lo Blacklock, until she witnesses a terrible act that she can’t escape. You won’t be able to stop reading as more horror and mysteries unfold!

 

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

From the author of The Devil Wears Prada, this pop-culture and gossip filled read is about a tennis prodigy who is exposed to a life of glitz and glamour. However, you can’t have that type of lifestyle if you only play fair. How far is she willing to go to have it all?

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What are you reading this summer? Share your book recommendations in the comments below or on Twitter.

 

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