Is there anything better than reading a good book while listening to the waves crashing in the background? Whether you are spending the summer at home by the pool or are heading to the beach to relax, I have compiled a list of my favorite beach reads for you to enjoy! You can also look at my previous summer reading lists here and here for some more inspiration. I usually prefer fun and fluffy during the summer, with a good dose of mystery mixed in! Enjoy!
SUMMER READING LIST 2020
This book is a romantic comedy that is laugh-out-loud funny at times and a fun and quick read. When everyone at her sister’s wedding comes down with food poisoning, including the bride & groom, Olive is forced to take the honeymoon trip with her nemesis Ethan Thomas. It is a romance for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.
Two wildly different women – one a grifter, the other an heiress – are brought together by the scam of a lifetime in a pause-resister from the New York Times best-selling author of Watch Me Disappear. The veviews are great and we can’t wait to read this one!
THE NANTUCKET INN
Lisa Hodges needs to make a decision fast. Thanks to her dead husband’s gambling addiction, their savings is almost gone. In her early fifties with a large, waterfront home on Nantucket to support, Lisa hasn’t worked in over thirty years, has no in-demand skills and is virtually unemployable. She decides to open a bed & breakfast and it has an impact on almost everyone in her family. It’s the first book in a new series that will follow the Hodges family, friends, and visitors to Nantucket’s Beach Plum Cove Inn.
This book is not fluffy. Rather, it is packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today. In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us. Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
A HAPPY CATASTROPHE
Marnie MacGraw and Patrick Delaney have been in love for a few years now, enough to realize that they are imperfectly perfect together. Still, there are some things that maybe need a little attention. Marnie’s ebullient; he’s brooding. She thrives on change; he prefers stability. She sees marriage and parenthood in their future, but he can’t see beyond the shadow of an earlier tragedy. But some love stories are worth waiting for. And what’s love without a little chaos anyway?
THE GUEST LIST
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?
A fun summer love story set in Key West, Florida. The book talks about love and families with warmth and charm. If you are not going away this summer, this read can be your virtual vacation!
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.
Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself.
All’s fair in love and kindergarten admissions. In this book, The Devil Wears Prada meets Class Mom in this delicious novel of love, money, and misbehaving parents.
At thirty-nine, Josie Bordelon’s modeling career as the “it” black beauty of the ’90s is far behind her. Now director of admissions at San Francisco’s most sought after private school, she’s chic, single, and determined to keep her seventeen-year-old daughter, Etta, from making the same mistakes she did.
THE VANISHING HALF
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities.
THE VINE WITCH
A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy set in turn-of-the-century France.Cleverly crafted…The Vine Witch is a grown-up fairy tale with a twisty-turn-y story line of magic, love, and betrayal that holds your attention…Pure escapism.
I hope you get to enjoy some of these reads this summer! If you need more inspiration, you can check out my 2018 Summer Reading List.
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