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Beach Reads: Books to Read on Summer Vacation

Books to transport you to another place or time

What Is a Beach Read?

A beach read is a book that is ideal for taking along on vacation. According to Macmillan Dictionary, a beach read should be engaging, "but not so serious it will spoil your holiday." Here are some carefully selected beach reads from many different genres. Pick one to match the mood you aspire to.

A beach read is also perfect if you are looking for an escape to another place or time - a holiday for your body and mind! Where do you want to go?

 

EASY BREEZY AND ROMANCE

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Goodbye Summer

The Goodbye Summer

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

He Said She Said

He Said She Said

My Lord Murderer

My Lord Murderer

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

That Summer

That Summer

 

FANTASY, TRAVEL, AND ADVENTURE

Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia

Classic Carolina Road Trips

Classic Carolina Road Trips

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library

On the Road

On the Road

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

 

GROWING UP AND FAMILY SAGAS

Beach Music

Beach Music

The Birds of Opulence

The Birds of Opulence

Born a Crime

Born a Crime

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

East of Eden

East of Eden

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

Little Women

Little Women

Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns

 

TRUE CRIME, MYSTERY. AND THRILLER

A Case of Need

A Case of Need

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Leave No Scone Unturned

Leave No Scone Unturned

Lost Luggage

Lost Luggage

Rebecca

Rebecca

Rituals

Rituals

Strong Poison

Strong Poison

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

You Can't Catch Me

You Can't Catch Me

 

SCI-FI, PARANORMAL, AND HORROR

The Crucible of Time

The Crucible of Time

Dune

Dune

The Dunwich Horror

The Dunwich Horror

It: A novel

Stephen King's It

Kindred

Kindred

Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun

Lilith's Brood

Lilith's Brood

Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country

Monster Island

Monster Island

No Doors, No Windows

No Doors, No Windows

The Sandman

The Sandman

 


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