For me, books I read at the beach are in a whole different category than books I read at home…or anywhere else for that matter. You might say I tend to prefer the easier reads…ones you don’t have to put too much thought or brain power into, ones that aren’t full of heartache and drama. I want to be able to read and remember what I read while still enjoying the surroundings and an adult beverage. I have found that from reading countless books by Janet Evanovich, Judith McNaught, Nicolas Sparks and Nora Roberts that those tend to always be good beach reads. Additionally, below, I’ve listed some other books for the beach I have particularly enjoyed over the years.
- A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
- The Rocks by Peter Nichols
- Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
- Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Roebuck
- Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
- Newport by Jill Morrow
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
- The Bungalow by Sarah Jio
- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Don’t Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk.
Do you have suggestions for good beach reads? If so I would love to read them in the comment section, as I am always looking for another good beach read!