Please tell me one thing that is better than reading a really amazing book at the beach. You can’t! JK, that was a trick question. There is one thing that’s better, and it’s finishinga whole entire book at the beach. It just gives you such a sense of accomplishment. Like, yes, you just spent hours lounging in the sun…but you also cultured yourself by reading a whole ass book in one day! Ayy! Anyway, I wouldn’t recommend trying to finish Harry Potter in a single sitting, so try one of these, instead.
Who wouldn’t want to read a story about two people who hate-bang at a wedding? That sounds perfect to me. Also, Jasmine Guillory wrote The Proposal, and this book’s one of Reese Witherspoon’s favs, so it’s pretty much a fail-proof pick.
Do you ever wish that you could have a Cape Cod summer in the ’80s? I mean, you can’t…unless you can master time travel, but reading The Last Book Party is a very close second.
If you really miss the days when your summers totally centered around seasonal jobs and doing whatever TF you wanted after a breezy four hour shift, you need to read Hot Dog Girl. It will take you back in all of the best and worst ways.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is a perfect read if you don’t mind getting weird looks from the strangers sitting near you because you’re actually laughing out loud. (Like, full belly laughs. Not just push the air through your nose laughs.)
This one’s all about a girl who heads to a Scottish boarding school and gets stuck with a literal princess as a roommate. Stuff about royalty can get cheesy quickly, but Her Royal Highness feels real (and reallyhilarious) the whole way through. I honestly got a sunburn reading this because I got too sucked in and forgot to apply sunscreen.
Speaking of royals…Meet Me in Monaco is all about Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier’s love story. If you don’t know much about them, I’ll leave you with this. Remember when Blair Waldorf was about to marry the Prince of Monaco? This whole situation was her inspo.
Summer Hours proves that there truly is a such thing as a hot and heavy romance that’s also a light read. It has major Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants vibes, but it’s about a chick who just graduated college, so it’s more grown up.
Sorry to get all Justin Timberlake on you, but this is NOT just summer love. (By that I mean it’s about family, too.) Sarah Dessen, who is already everyone’s fav, blessed us with this perfect romance novel just in time for beach szn.
The Floating Feldmans is a story about an estranged family’s wild vacation. This book is so dramatic, that it might actually make your fam feel normal…even if you’re losing your mind on day five of your own trip.