Dive into Summer with these Beach Reads

There aren’t enough labeled glass containers to contain the mess that is Ali Morris’s life. She’s a professional organizer whose pantry is a disgrace. No one is more surprised than Ali when the first time she takes off her wedding ring, she meets someone. Ethan smiles at Ali like he likes what he sees. The last thing Ali needs is to make her life messier, but there’s no harm in a little Summer Romance. Is there?

Four freshmen arrive at college from completely different worlds. Soon after moving into their shared dorm, they become fast friends. As their college years fly by, their bond intensifies and the four become inseparable. But as graduation nears, a pact is made to be there for each other in their time of need. Years later, when Hannah calls on her closest friends, they stay true to their promise and agree to embark on a journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and acceptance.

Jen Weinstein and Lauren Parker rule the town of Salcombe, Fire Island every summer. Their husbands, Sam and Jason, have summered together on the island since childhood, despite lifelong grudges and numerous secrets. But even with plenty to gossip about, this season starts out as quietly as any other. Until a body is discovered, face down off the side of the boardwalk.

Poppy and Alex. They have nothing in common and somehow, they are the very best of friends. And every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together. Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since. But she decides to convince him to take one more vacation together. Miraculously, he agrees. Now she has a week to fix everything. What could possibly go wrong?

Lux McAllister wants to leave Hawaii and travel the world after a family tragedy. When her boyfriend, Nico, and two women named Brittany and Amma hire them to sail to a remote island in the South Pacific, Lux jumps at the chance. The island is known for its shipwrecks and rumored murders, but Lux and her friends are excited to disconnect from the real world. However, they soon discover that they are not alone on the island and that things may not go as planned.

Justin has a curse, and thanks to a Reddit thread, it’s all over the internet. Every woman he dates goes on to find their soul mate the second they break up. When a woman slides into his DMs with the same problem, they come up with a plan: They’ll date each other and break up. Their curses will cancel each other’s out, and they’ll both go on to find the love of their lives. It’s a bonkers idea… and it just might work. What if this time Fate has actually brought the perfect pair together?

When Kathleen Deane’s husband, Tom, tells her he’s no longer happy with his life and their marriage, Kathleen is confused. They’ve been married thirty years. Who said anything about being happy? But with Tom off finding himself, Kathleen starts to think about what she wants. And her thoughts lead her to a small beach community on the east coast, a town called Whitbey. As Kathleen gets more and more involved in the town’s politics, she realizes that Whitbey may not be a fairytale, but it just might be exactly what she needed.

The world was destroyed by a fog that swept the planet, killing anyone it touched. On the last island: it is idyllic. One hundred and twenty-two villagers and three scientists, living in peaceful harmony. Until one of the scientists is found stabbed to death. And then they learn that the murder has triggered a lowering of the security system around the island. If the murder isn’t solved within 107 hours, the fog will smother the island—But the security system has also wiped everyone’s memories of what happened the night before. And the clock is ticking.

In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Evvie rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside. Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, former Major League pitcher, is wrestling with a terrible injury. As the media storm heats up, an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button. When he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more.

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