Best Summer Beach Reads

Best Beach Reads, books to read this summer

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There are two types of people in this world: beach readers, and serial readers. I’m not saying one category is superior to the other, but I will say without 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 “summer beach reads” but that’s really code for “good stories that are enjoyable and don’t make you think too hard.”

A while back, I polled all of you on Instagram to see if you had any recommendations for books to read this summer. Well, 400+ comments later (you guys really came through!) I finally narrowed the options down to a top 10 list of summer beach reads. You will probably notice a common theme in that the large majority of these are murder mysteries/thrillers. What can I say, maybe I’m an adrenaline junkie or wannabe detective. Honestly I’m not even ashamed, because after looking at your favorites, I think it’s safe to say you guys are too.

I’ve read several of the books on this list, but will report back as I read through the rest! You can also check out last year’s list for more recommendations and reviews. Happy reading!

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Chilling and twisty. A NYT bestseller! I’ve read this one and I highly recommend.

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

Ah, Liane. She never fails me. This one seems like a slight left turn from my usual mystery thriller, but adding it to my list anyways!

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Read this one a while back and LOVED IT! Couldn’t put it down. Supposedly they’re making it into a movie and I can’t wait!

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Another one that tops ALL the bestseller lists! Plus, they’re making it into a Hulu series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

This one is my current fave! Mysterious, but not too scary. I took this with us to Grand Cayman and gave it 5 stars!

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

I’ve read this one! It’s a psychological thriller about a very intriguing couple. TBH it’s pretty creepy, but good!

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

I’m halfway through this one and I won’t lie, it’s a little slow for my taste. But so many of you included this in your list of favorites so I’m determined to finish!

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

I’ve read this one and LOVED it. SO many of you said this was on your list as well! It’s an easy read with a MAJOR plot twist. Have I convinced you yet?

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Reese Witherspoon picked this for her Sunshine Book Club a few months back. I decided if it’s good enough for Reese, it’s good enough for me and started reading. It’s a little slow at times, but really good!

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

If you watch the series, you know why this book is on all the best seller lists! A juicy murder mystery. Everything Liane Moriarty touches turns to gold, I swear.

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