I like a good Netflix binge as much as the next person. But, I love reading. I look forward to my one-hour train trip to work because I can get some good reading in (and consequently miss my stop on a regular basis), I carry my Kindle everywhere (because you just never know), and I’m guilty of turning down lunch offers so I can read instead.
So, it should come as no surprise that one of my favourite things to do in summer is to hit the sand with a great book—whether it be sexy and scandalous or dark and suspenseful.
With that in mind, I thought I’d share the beach reads that are on my radar at the moment. There’s a mix of classic chick lit and Gone Girl-esque thrillers, so you’re guaranteed to find something that’s perfect for you (FYI, I’ll be starting with Truly Madly Deeply by one of my all-time fav authors, Liane Moriarty).
A collection of laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress.
A psychological-mystery thriller that’ll keep you on the edge of your beach towel.
Three women down a magic tonic to give them supermodel-like beauty, but of course, there’s a catch.
A candid and hilarious collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.
Once you’ve finished Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, continue your comedy binge with this must-read.
A two week family holiday in Mallorca leads to multiple infidelities.
A refreshingly honest look at modern work and dating life.
A married couple on the verge of divorce take one last family holiday to Europe.
Small-town girl moves to NYC, and becomes a waitress at the best restaurant.
A compelling and realistic portrait of marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship.
Tina Fontana is a 30-year-old assistant who has always played by the rules, until now.
A thrilling coming-of-age novel about the Manson family.
Set in Berlin, New York, and Havana, this ambitious novel spans 70-plus years.
Fans of Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You, this tear-jerker is right up your alley.
Church’s debut novel explores the relationship between sacrifice and love during the 1940s and 1950s.