There are so many things to do at the beach. I prefer to hop in the water, and then sit my butt on the beach and read. Popsugar created a very cool reading challenge for the beach this year.
If you need a few beach reads to get started here is a list of my 10 picks for this summer.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
This beautiful story starts in 1962 where an Italian man sets his sights on an american actress. Almost 50 years later, he goes to Hollywood in search of her.
Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
Elon tells the story of Tess & Greg, a couple who may or may not have died when their boat capsizes. While the nantucket area mourns the loss, their closest friends find out some revealing news.
Also by Elin Hildebrand is The Rumor
This book is the ultimate beach read, its filled with love, gossip,and friendship. Two friends discuss, and don’t discuss their lives and the intresting things that are happening between their husbands, children, and friends.
Eleanor & Park, Attachments, Carry On. Rainbow Rowell doesn’t need one book to be chosen, any of her books are perfect for the beach and truly anyplace.
The Weekenders by
Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she gets served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets. Cocktail parties and crab boil aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.
June by Miranda Beverly Whittemore
Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery’s vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name?
Soon Jack’s famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June’s silence about that long-ago summer. The story shifts between the past and present, Cassie and her guests will be forced to reexamine their legacies, their definition of family, and what it truly means to love someone, steadfastly, across the ages.
Girls by Emma Cline This book is currently number 1 on my reading list.
At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.
What would a book list be without a few classics.
War & Peace By Leo Tolstoy ( If you have a whole week or 3 to spend on the beach)
To Kill a Mockingbird & Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
And finally any Jane Austen Books. They are full of love, friendship, family, betrayal, and loss.
Enjoy & Happy Reading