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The best books to read at the beach

Picture this: a beautiful ocean, perfect sunset and a hooking novel. Isn't that the most *perfect* way to spend summer? Reading at the beach is one of the most calming activities. We've curated the most beachy reads to keep you occupied. 

Breathless by Jennifer Niven

Amazon, $10.99

The book takes place on an island near Georgia after Claude finds out about her parent's divorce. The new experiences of love, beachy vibes and super swoony romances will have you turning pages by the ocean. 

Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch


Amazon, $11.49

The third book in the trilogy, Love & Olives, follows Liv's trip to Santorini, Greece, as she hopes to become closer with her father—who had left the family. Although awkward, Liv understands her father better. The setting of the novel includes beautiful clear oceans and cute villages. 

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


Amazon, $5.98

A mystery and page-turner that will have you in tears by the end of the book, We Were Liars takes place on a beautiful private island. The characters are extremely different, but their friendships keep them similar.

Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer 


Amazon, $11.99

Looking for a heart-wrenching sapphic poetry book? Aphrodite Made Me Do It is for you. There are definitely summery vibes, but the core of the book is feminism and self-love.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry


Amazon, $11.58

Set in North Carolina in the summery month of August, Nora and her sister Libby take a trip that is filled with romance. Book Lovers is a fun read by the beach for every hopeless romantic. 

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by Kelly Schwint | 7/26/2022
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