Best Beach Reads: 10 Books To Pack for Your Beach Vacay

by Sarah Scoop

Every true bookworm knows that having a good beach book is a vital part of your vacation. If you are planning a trip or about to head out on your getaway, check out this list of 10 beach reads to pack for your next vacay!

1. The Girls in the Garden 

A beautiful London neighborhood suddenly turns upside down when a young girl is found unconscious in the community garden. Throughout the story a mystery unfolds and while the history of the families and neighborhood twist together, they may tear everything apart.

2. Eight Hundred GrapesFamilies and relationships are not always as perfect as you remember them to be. And this book paints that exact picture. Weddings, secrets, family, and vineyards all combine to create a charming and addictive story about change and romance.

3. The Sunlit Night

If you are looking for a quirky love story that involves travel and new experiences, this is the book for you! The characters are created in such a way that makes you feel as if you are right there with them watching the story unfold. It will make you want to take a trip to the top of the world and maybe find a love story of your own.

4. The Summer Before the War    

This story will take you back in time to England before the start of World War I. It has love, scandal, and the looming presence of the upcoming war which fuels the town and the events in the story. You will feel as if you have stepped inside the world created in the book.

5. The Girl on the Train

This thriller will keep you guessing until the very last page. Full of excitement and drama this book will make you have a hard time putting it down. Even if you have already seen the movie, the book still is a must read!

6. Girls in White Dresses

If you and your girlfriends are making your way through your early years of adulthood one step at a time, then you will love this book. Three friends, all struggling to find their path in life, deal with relationships and growing up in this funny novel.

7. The Futures 

Graduating college, falling in love, and moving to NYC are all covered in The Futures. A story of a young couple trying to make it in the world and together while dealing with a the financial crisis of 2008, will make you feel the defeat that so many people do when making big changes, yet you will also feel hope as they learn to work around the obstacles and not let anything hold them back.

8. Big Little Lies 

If you’ve already seen the series or even if you haven’t, Big Little Lies will for sure be a hit with you. From relationships between spouses and children, secrets and lies, and a town where reputations are sacred, it is a recipe for a delicious thriller that will make you laugh and cry, and even relate to some of the experiences these three women are facing.

9. All The Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen To Be Famous Strangers

Creative, unique, and funny and three words to perfectly sum up this book. There will be multiple times while reading it where you won’t be able to believe how relatable it is to your life. By discussing our worlds obsession with celebrities, we may be able to learn something about ourselves as well.

10. Beautiful Ruins

Looking for a love story to root for? This is one for you! Gorgeous scenery combines with romance and Hollywood to create Beautiful Ruins. From the Amalfi coast of Italy in the 60’s to Hollywood 50 years later you won’t want to put this love story down.

Each of these books are unique, yet will make the perfect addition to your next beach getaway. So sit back, relax, and make sure to enjoy one (or all) of these fantastic books on your next beach vacay!

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