This week we celebrated the first official day of summer. So, we can’t think of a better time to check out some summer beach reads. Beach reads are a little tricky. On the one hand you want to read something that is light and fun that doesn’t contain long involved prose and themes, but on the other hand you don’t want something that makes you feel like your brain is slowly melting due to stupidity. There are a few tried and true authors that almost always write a novel that fulfills this requirement. We have also included a few other beach reads that sound intriguing.
Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews usually sets her books in Savannah, Georgia or Tybee Island, Georgia. What better way to spend a summer day than reading a story set in the deep South? There is almost always a small mystery, a love story, and some flea market picking. Some favorites include Savannah Blues, Save the Date and Summer Rental.
Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe tends to write about the parallels between nature and life. She is a resident of South Carolina and interestingly, May is going to an author event where she is the guest speaker this weekend. Some of her books include The Summer Girls, The Summer’s End, and her just released Beach House for Rent.
May just finished and thoroughly enjoyed Karen’s latest novel, The Night the Lights Went Out. Other titles include The Girl on Legare Street, and Spinning the Moon. Most of her novels are based in the low country of the Southeast.
Jenny Colgan is known for writing romantic comedy fiction. Some of our favorites are Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe, The Bookshop on the Corner, and The Loveliest Little Chocolate Shop in Paris. Her newest release is The Cafe by the Sea.
There are oh so many wonderful summer reads out there, it’s so hard to choose!! If you’re looking for something a little light to read this summer, we’re positive you’ll find something you like from our list.
What are some of your favorite beach reads?
Have a great weekend. ~May and June
A good book on the beach is pure bliss.