Summer Beach Reads

I’ve received several requests for summer “beach reads”. I tried to think of some books that I’ve read recently that were “summery” but none of the recent books I’ve read felt appropriate. So I looked through my Goodreads books to see what I’ve read in the past.

This is a list of some of my favorite books that would qualify as a fun, lighthearted or beach read. I’ve already written reviews for some of these. If you want to read more reviews, check out my Goodreads!

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Nearlyweds by Beth Kendrick

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Paradise Guest House by Ellen Sussman

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

My Life in France by Julia Child

Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer

Green Lake by SK Epperson

The Beach by Alex Garland

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

The Royal We by Heather Cocks

At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews

Arranged by Catherine McKenzie

Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews

 

Tear Jerkers:

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Matthew Logelin

Favorite Series:

The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison

Anna Pigeon Series by Nevada Barr

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series by Louise Penny

Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths

Elvis Cole Series by Robert Crais

Kate Burkholder Series by Linda Castillo

 

HAPPY READING!

5 Responses

  1. Great suggestions, Lisa! I’ve read a handful of the titles and had some of them on my to-read list already. I’ve been trying to convince my book club to read One In a Million Boy, but no luck so far. Guess I’ll have to just read it myself 🙂 BTW – did you see where they’re making an American movie version of Man Called Ove? It’s in pre-production , according to Imdb.com, but it set to star Tom Hanks. Should be interesting!

    1. that’s exciting about the movie – I just adored that book and I watched the movie with subtitles – Tom Hanks will be a perfect Ove

  2. I loved The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry it’s one of my favorites – she just came out with a new book which I grabbed from the library – called Young Jane Young.

    I’ll have to grab that Alice Hoffman book I love her – have you read The Museum of Extraordinary Things and The Marriage of Opposites? Both are great.

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