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Have Books, Will Travel

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Three women play cards and drink martinis while floating in a sunlit pool

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

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