The heat is on, which means it's time to head north to the beach with more books in your suitcase than a change of clothing! Nothing says beach read like a good romantic comedy . . . or a mystery to get lost in . . . or just some great storytelling. Here's some suggestions for sunny sandy reading.
Hilary says: "A page-turning, drama-filled, character-driven perfect summer read."
Hilary says: "I frequently recommend this book as a smart person's summer read."
Mike says: "This is always my go-to beach read!"
A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
From the New York Times bestselling author of "Beach Read "comes a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.
A perfect get-lost-in read with the sun beating down on you. Beautiful descriptions of old Paris with a fantastical tale of a mysterious and luscious 1800's secret cirucs, intrigue and romance abound...until the end wakes you from your sunny beach chair with its surprise ending.
A smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . the only way to survive is to open your heart.
From the New York Times bestselling author of "Red, White & Royal Blue" comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks in this magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.
The brother and sister who star in Ann Patchett's latest and greatest novel are people you want to sit in the car with, talk some sense into them, and then spend your days in the gorgeous Dutch house they yearn to move back in to.
Perfect perfect book to laugh your way through as you relearn about Greek mythology in the most delightful way: the Greek goddesses have it all over the gods.
With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, "The Last Thing He Told Me" is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn.
A "Schitt’s Creek"-inspired romantic comedy about a Hollywood “It Girl” who’s cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town... where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong.
"Crazy Rich Asians" is a satirical romantic comedy novel by Kevin Kwan who stated that his intention in writing the novel was to "introduce a contemporary Asia to a North American audience".
Can four lost adults find the peace they’ve been seeking by reconciling their childhood aches and coming back together? "The Jetsetters" is a delicious and intelligent novel about the courage it takes to reveal our true selves, the pleasures and perils of family, and how we navigate the seas of adulthood.
A thought-provoking portrait of the delicate fabric of family—and the many ways it can be torn apart.
With a propulsive mystery at its core, "What Comes After" offers an unforgettable story of loss and anger, but also of kindness and hope, courage and forgiveness. It is a deeply moving account of strangers and friends not only helping each other forward after tragedy, but inspiring a new kind of family.
From the bestselling author of "Big Summer" comes another deliciously and perfect beach read twisty novel of intrigue, secrets, and the transformative power of female friendship.
A hilarious, romantic, and sexy‑as‑hell story of two writers discovering their second chance at love.
From the bestselling author of "Lily and the Octopus" and "The Editor" comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer.
A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie.
First in the series about the fictional character Dobbs who is a "psychologist and investigator" in post–World War I London.
From the author of "Uprooted" and "Spinning Silver" comes the first book of the Scholomance trilogy, the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.
A moving story that tugs at your heart, gives it all to nature, and has a perfect redeeming ending.
A murder mystery novel inspired by Agatha Christie with a dash of "Groundhog Day "and a hint of "Quantum Leap" and "Downton Abbey."
Author Pam Jenoff says: "Fans of "The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir" and "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" will adore T"he Jane Austen Society."… A charming and memorable debut, which reminds us of the universal language of literature and the power of books to unite and heal."
Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down . . . until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. There's nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington.The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She's smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?
Suspenseful and transporting, "Palace of the Drowned " brings the mystery of Venice, Italy to life while delivering a twisted tale of ambition and human nature.
A who-dun-it in the woods of Northern Michigan complete with cliffhangers and OMG moments that eventually provides a great ending . . . very visual read.