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20 Beach Reads While You Soak Up Some Sun

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Which books would you bring to the beach?

Today I wanted to compile a list of beach reads because the beach has been on my mind a lot lately.

Fun (sad) fact: I haven’t been to the beach yet this summer. Haven’t been in a long time. There just hasn’t been the right time to go. But I’m still hoping to make it there this summer, especially since it’s been a hotter than usual season.

Books are a must have for any trip to the beach (in my humble, bookish opinion). So I tried to come up with a list of beach-read worthy books that I think others may enjoy while they soak up some of that bright summer sun to the background music of crashing waves.

Graphic Novels

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Middle Grade

Unplugged by Gordon Korman

Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale


Float Plan by Trish Doller

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

Breath Like Water by Anna Jarzab

Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland

The Very Thought of You by Lynn Kurland


Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce

The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguié

The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

For a beach trip, I’d likely bring whatever I’m currently reading or something short and fun. A graphic novel, manga, middle grade, a contemporary romance, or a book under 250 pages seem ideal reads for me for the occasion.

Let me know if you have any recommendations for books to take to the beach.

Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your summer!

As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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Beach Reads Recommendations

Summer is in full swing. The sun shining. The days are long. And it’s time for people to start heading to the beach in droves. The beach is such a fun, relaxing place to be. It’s especially so if you have a book or two in hand – because books make everything better. So today I thought I’d list some recommendations of books you can bring along with you to the beach.

Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey (Once Upon A Time)

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Touch, book 1)

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George (Dragon Slippers, book 1)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, book 1)

Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguié

Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner (Princesses of Myth, book 1)

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan (Prime Prophecy Series, book 1)

Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce (Circle of Magic, book 1)

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder (Glass, book 1)

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (The Books of Bayern, book 1)

The More I See You by Lynn Kurland (De Piaget, book 8)

The Outcasts by John Flanagan (Brotherband Chronicles, book 1)

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima (Heir, book 1)

When I Fall In Love by Lynn Kurland (De Piaget, book 4)

Wherever You Go by Heather Davis

Already got you beach reads ready? What books will you be taking with you to the sandy shore? You can leave your recommendations in the comment section below.

And, as always, happy reading!