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Beach Reads

Summer is in full swing, and we've been hearing a lot of you ask for recommendations for books to take on your adventures. We built a list of suggested "beach reads" to make your lounging even more enjoyable:

Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

A historical fiction with all the makings of a soap opera, Queen of the Night will keep the pages turning.

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

What would you do if the kids go missing while you're on vacation? This family drama is part coming of age and part thriller.

To All the Boys I've Love Before by Jenny Han

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once? This young adult romance is a lovely, light-hearted story that's perfect for Sarah Dessen fans.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. 

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

This rich, intense, and generous-hearted story gives a meticulous portrait of two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.


Need your beach reads to be hands free? We built an audiobook playlist on Libro.fm: Check it out!