10 Summer Beach Reads

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It’s almost summertime which means it’s time to settle into relaxation mode…or as much as I can with a newborn! I fully plan to get back to reading this summer and am beyond excited about it. I make it a goal every single month and it just never happens due to whatever it is that comes up that month. It legitimately makes me sad because I love curling up by the pool or on the beach with a good book. So this summer I’m determined to make it happen and am super excited to check out these ten books!

Anyone else here a huge Sarah Dessen fan? I swear she’s all I read throughout high school (with the exception of Nicholas Sparks). But once life got hectic, I completely got sidetracked and never even noticed that she was releasing a new book this month. Once and For All will be out tomorrow so be sure to check it out!

I saw The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green on so many summer reading lists for this summer and after reading the description, I knew I had to add it to my list as well.

If you loved Girl on the Train (which I did), then you should also love Into The Water by Paula Hawkins. It’s supposed to be a psychological thriller full of suspense and mystery so if that sounds like something you’re interested in, then you’re bound to love this one.

I bought Leaving Time by Jodi Picot forever ago and still have yet to actually read it. The other day, I finally picked it up again and am determined to read it all the way through.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks so I was very quick to pick up Two by Two when it came out. I may have even ordered it before it was even released, but I don’t remember. But I started it instantly, loved it, but never got a chance to finish it. So I’m excited to pick it back up.

I also saw Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank on a few summer reading lists so I was quick to add it to my own as well.

The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon sounds like it would be just up my ally. It’s a book about a family coming together from all their different walks of life to spend a summer together at their family beach house. I love a good book on family so I’m excited to get started on this one.

I’m not sure what it was, but the description of The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares instantly drew me in. Similar to the summer house, this is another great book about family.

A lot of people have recommended The Identicals by Elin Hildebrand to me, but honestly I’m not 100% sure if I’ll love it. But I promised to give it a chance!

The last book on my summer reading list is The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan. Again, it was a recommendation from a friend so I’m not sure if I’ll like it or not. But I’ll be sure to report back!

What are you reading this summer?

  • Summer beach reads make me so nostalgic for summer break! Have you ever read The Pact by Jodi Picoluti? I feel like it’s a perfect summertime book if you like her!

  • I usually love elin hildebrand boooks. I need to get back into reading!

  • I am not a reader, but I want to be. These sound like great books to get started on this summertime. 🙂

  • Stephanie Somerville

    Great post. Even though it’s winter in the australia at the moment, these books will be perfect to read whilst snuggled up in bed or on the couch.

  • Brittany Williams

    Great post! I am always looking for new reads/listens since I drive a lot for work and love a good story. I’m definitely going to look into these. Congrats on your newborn and enjoy that pool time!

  • Lauren Norton

    Sarah Dessen has a new book?! OMG I’m so excited! Thanks for sharing that!! Two by Two was a good book. It wasn’t my favorite Nicholas Sparks by any means (yes, I’ve read them all haha) but it was good. 🙂
    xoxo Lauren | Glitter & Grandeur

  • I feel like I haven’t had time to read in forever! There’s this book that I bought ages ago about how language shaped the development of the world, and it’s been sitting lonely on my bookshelf for ages. Maybe I’ll get a reading break soon!

  • I absolutely love reading. In the summer nothing is better than laying out in the sun with a good book and something yummy to drink. I have read a few of Sarah Dessen’s book so I will need to check out her latest!

  • Ashley Garza

    So many good recommendations!! As a teacher, having the summer’s off gives me plenty of time to catch up on my reading! Excited to check a few of these out!

  • I have not heard of any of these books! I will definitely be looking into some of these soon!

  • Jennifer Kinal

    These are perfect and just what I was looking for! I’m always going through books so quick at the lake so to have a list is going to be awesome. Definitely pinning this!

  • I read Living Time a few months ago. I really enjoyed the story. I’d love to know what you thought when you finish!

  • Jeni

    The Identicals is on my list too! As is Sarah Dessen and Paula Hawkins. Great list!


    Bookmarking this NOW! We are beach bums and I’ve been wanting some amazing reads!

  • I love Sarah Dessen. She used to have a Live Journal blog that I followed. Honestly, her blog might be the first I ever followed!

  • Amy Blake

    Thanks for the list, I need some book ideas for my summer reading!

  • Nicole Banuelos

    I use to be an avid reader and have not been as active lately. I will definitely plan to check some of these out!

  • Hanna

    Oh I wish I had time to read! I never read anymore! This summer one of my goals is to set aside 15 minutes a day for myself to read.

  • Anne Markey

    I love reading so much!! I will check out some of these reads

  • Sally

    Great list. I really like girl on the train, so I will check out into the water.

  • Shelly

    The only one I’ve read before is the Summer House! Saving the rest for my reading list!

  • Leaving Time is amazing! I love that book. Jodi Picoult is by far my favorite author, though. I also love Sarah Dessen – how fun! I am going to look into a few of the books you mentioned here! Thanks! 🙂