Best Beach Reads to Pack In Your Carry-on

posted: 07/21/16
by: Katie Morton

Planning your next beach vacation? Don't forget to pack your shades, a bathing suit and your favorite new book. We've put together a hit list of hot summer beach reads, perfect for those lazy days at the shore. Each of these new titles will keep you turning pages long after the sun sets on the ocean's horizon.

First Comes Love, Emily Giffin

Best-selling author Emily Giffin tells the story of two 30-something sisters as they tackle life's challenges. This heartfelt and beautifully written book will resonate with anyone who's ever dealt with family strife.

Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty's new novel focuses on how we don't appreciate certain aspects of our lives until it's too late. Full of suspense, humor and drama--you won't want to put this book down. Moriarty's witty writing and compelling story draws you in and holds you until the last chapter.

Here's to Us, Elin Hilderbrand

Author Elin Hilderbrand captures island life like nobody else. Her writing evokes sea breezes and salt air. In her newest book, she weaves the tale of three women in love with the same man. His death is fodder for them to come together (however, we won't give too much away).

Mother, Can You Not? Kate Siegel

For anyone who has a mother--or likes to laugh--Mother, Can You Not? is the perfect beach read. Author Kate Siegel has adapted her popular Instagram @CrazyJewishMom into a series of stories about her hovering, wedding-obsessed, uproariously funny mother. You'll be thankful for how mellow you own mom seems in comparison.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new dose of magic for hard-core Harry Potter fans. If you loved the series, then this you'll love this book based on the play.

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer continues to redefine what it means to be a female comic and rising star. If you're a fan of her Emmy-award winning TV show, then you'll get a kick out her collection of intimate personal essays. You'll laugh, cry, and cringe--all in the same chapter.

Summer is the season for beach reads. Toes in the water and ocean as far as the eye can see, what a wonderful time to savor a fun new title. Happy reading!