If you ask us, a day at the beach isn’t complete unless you have the perfect book to dive into while basking in the sun. Not to mention, the ocean waves and salty air make for the asbolute best reading environment. If you’re totally with us on this, check out some of our top beach reads below.
1. All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love and Something Borrowed, this timely novel tells the story of two parents dealing with the repercussions of their children’s behavior after a scandalous photo from a party circulates on social media.
2. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
This eery novel laced with suspense and deceit centers around a tarot card reader, Hal, who was mistakingly granted a huge inheritance. Desperate for money, Hal decides to play along as the beneficiary, only to unravel dangerous secrets along the way.
3. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
This is the “buzz” book in the literary world right now. A Place for Us is a moving narrative that captures how an Indian-American Muslim family must deal with both acceptance and betrayal in attemps to find balance between their cultural traditions and living authentically to their own beliefs.
4. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
Don’t be fooled by the romantic title. This mystery-infused novel centers around wedding season in Nantucket, and – more specifically – the untimely death of a bride-to-be just hours before she was to be wed.
5. Circe by Madeline Miller
Although a child of Helios, Circe finds that she relates more to the mortal world than the gods she was born under—that is, until she realizes she posesses the power of witchcraft. How will she hone her powers once Zeus bans her to a deserted island?
6. The Outsider by Stephen King
After the brutal murder of an eleven-year-old boy, all evidence points to the town Little League coach as the culprit…except for one undeniable alibi. It ultimately begs the question—can a man be in two places at once?
7. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
If you loved Emily Charlton in The Devil Wears Prada (You know…Miranda Preistly’s ex-assistant), then you’ll be happy to hear she makes a return in this sassy novel. Now a succesful image consultant, Charlton has just landed a major client that requires her to move to Greenwich, CT—a town filled with wealth, high-profile names, and – of course – lies and scandal.
8. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
This gem of a novel will truely tug at your heart strings. Two childhood best friends, Ellis and Michael, find their friendship growing into something stronger. Yet a decade later, Ellis is married and Michael is gone. What happened within those ten years?
9. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Manhattan Beach made all the year-end best-of lists in hardcover. Years after her father mysteriously vanished, Anna Kerrigan runs into a familiar face from her childhood at a nightclub. Does this man have the answers behind her father’s disappearance?
Are you reading any of these books? Let’s discuss in the comments below!