Top 10 Beach Reads For Summer 2020

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Discover our recommendations for easy to read books to bring with you to the beach.

Summer 2020

Beach Reads

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Ng tackles racism and classism in her most recent novel, and the idea of achieving perfection. A gripping narrative and strong female voices make this novel a must read.

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

A story of friendship and all of the things that go along with it, set against the backdrop of Cape Cod and wedding madness. The perfect distraction on a hot summer day.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

When Noemi receives a mysterious letter from her cousin asking for help, she travels to their house in the Mexican countryside where she is drawn into a world of secrets that she may never be able to escape.

Beach Read by Emily Henry

This romp on beaches and through the eyes of relatable writer January gives the greatest sand-filled, book nerd escapist vibes that we all need this summer.

Slay by Brittney Morris

Teen Kiera Johnson is an honors student with secrets: by night she participates in the online rpg game called SLAY. However, when a teen is murdered over a dispute that occurred in the game, Kiera must fight to preserve her identity.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Patricia, an overworked wife and mother who feels that she’s invisible to her husband and children. The only thing that keeps her going is her book club meetings, where discussions of true crime, murder and mayhem keep her distracted from her hum drum routine.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

A group of people stuck on a remote island, resentments, and a murder. Throw in a lavish wedding and all of it’s bells and whistles and you’ve got a recipe for a great mystery.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vignes sisters are physically identical, but after running away from their upbringings in a small black community, they now live separate lives. Spanning several decades, this is a story of family, relationships and the passing of time.

Afterland by Lauren Beukes

Afterland follows the world a few years after a pandemic has wiped out the majority of the strictly male population on the planet. A sci fi thriller released at the perfect time, this story is the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon.

The Shadows by Alex North

Twenty-five years ago, Charlie Crabtree committed an unspeakable murder, and then dissapeared. His crime inspired many a copycat, one of whom is now on the loose.

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