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Best Beach Reads

In last week’s This + That I talked about the book I just finished and a couple I was considering for my next read. While I’m working on my Maui recap I thought I would share my favorite beach reads. If you have a trip coming up grab one of these and let me know what you think! Not included in this roundup but worth mentioning are The Last Mrs. Parrish & Behind Closed Doors. I just read The Last Mrs. Parrish and it was AWEFUL. I seriously had to struggle to get through and it only became remotely interesting around page 330. Personally I felt like it was written for a 6th grader which made the raunchy scenes really confusing and disturbing. I’m following it up with Behind Closed Doors which I’m only a few chapters into but I’m hooked! I can’t tell if it’s because I loathed TLMP or because it really is that good. Time will tell, I assume. If you have any good reads please leave them in the comments. Here are the requirements: 1) must be a page-turner, 2) suspense or psychological thrillers are preferred, 3) love women protagonist , 4) bonus points if it makes you chuckle. Ready, set. go!

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The Party // In A Dark Dark Wood

// The Woman In Cabin 10// Where’d You Go, Bernadette// The Couple Next Door // A Stranger In The House // Big Little Lies

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Big Little Lies– This is actually the cover for the mini-series and not the book but I heart Reese so I used this one. It’s a must read! I also want to read What Alice Forgot by this same author.

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The Couple Next Door– This one is AWESOME!!! I highly recommend it and I’m really hoping someone makes it into a movie.

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A Stranger In The House– I have this sitting on go by my nightstand.

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In A Dark Dark Wood – I really enjoyed this easy read although I 100% saw the ending coming.

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The Woman In Cabin 10 – This is also a great beach read. It’s a page-turner and not too long!

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette – My favorite beach read of all time!

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The Party-I haven’t read this one yet but it comes highly recommended!

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  1. Peggy Cusick says:

    What Alice Forgot was really good but I have like almost all of Liane Moriarty’s books except The Husband’s Secret.

  2. […] Cristin with the Southern Style Guide shared a list of beach reads as beach days get closer and closer. I’m so excited to pick up some of these! One to add, Me Before You. It was so good! […]

  3. Monique Blaylock says:

    Read The Wife Between Is while we were in the Bahamas and it was great!!!!! Also, anything by David Baldacci (Will Robbie series) or Daniel Silva (Gabriel Allon series) are awesome thrillers. I just finished The Red Sparrow (which the movie is based on) and it was really good. I am reading the second book in the series; it’s a trilogy. The Passage is one of my all time favorite series, but it’s more apocalyptic, but the writing is amazing!

  4. Lauren DeGarmo says:

    The Husbands Secret was SOOOOOO good! You should definitely read that! Such a great writer…she never disappoints!

  5. […] a doubt I fall into the former. I don’t prioritize reading in my typical day but I live for a fun, frivolous book when I’m traveling or laying around on a beach. This post might be titled “beach […]

  6. Ann says:

    The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. I didn’t see the ending coming!

  7. amy bibb says:

    Behind closed doors was good just finished it last week! You NEED to read girl last seen by Nina Laurin. So good you don’t want to put it down

  8. Jill CoVin says:

    Evie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

  9. Amanda says:

    I am currently listening to the audio of The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda and I’m intrigued so far. Off the top of my head… I liked The Other Woman by Sandie Jones, The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews, and Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman.

  10. Jenn says:

    The silent patient – sooo good!

  11. Alina says:

    I second the Silent Patient! That one was a mind twist for sure.

    I also loved The Huntress and The Alice Network both by Kate Quinn.