Have Books, Will Travel
Beach read. The term is a relatively new addition to the American vernacular. It doesn’t, however, mean the same thing to everyone.
Some define beach reads by genre – thrillers or romance novels. Others align it with the summer bestseller that everyone is reading. Or books that incorporate a vacation or beach into the plot. And still others lump all mass market paperbacks under the heading. For most, it is a catch-all phrase for whatever books you stuff in your suitcase when headed out for vacation – to a sunny beach, mountain cabin or far off island.
There is really no right or wrong definition. So go ahead, pack War and Peace and throw in a bestseller or two. Whatever books chosen, enjoy them, and enjoy your vacation.
Here are a few of our favorite books to enjoy while soaking up a little summer sun:
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison
The High Season by Judy Blundell
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson