beach summer reads

I have a fondness for classic literature, but I also value my downtime. Bringing something as weighty as “War and Peace” to the beach doesn’t appeal to me! beach read 2023

This collection of books, on the other hand, is made up of easygoing, lighthearted reads that often have a touch of romance, making them perfect for beach reading in 2023. Many of these stories transport you to a vacation-like setting, making them ideal for a staycation too.

So, browse through these titles and get ready for a summer filled with effortless beach reads that will help you unwind, relax, and feel rejuvenated. And don’t wait, start your beach reading today!beach read 2023

The best beach reads for 2023 to help you relax and unwind

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu rising

This gripping novel follows the lives of four siblings during one unforgettable summer in Malibu. As the night progresses, secrets are revealed, and long-buried resentments come to the surface. All leading to a shocking and explosive conclusion. Buy now

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

the last thing he told me

A heart-wrenching mystery that takes place on the beaches of Half Moon Bay, California. When Hannah Hall receives a cryptic note from her husband before he disappears, she sets out to unravel the truth about his past and the secrets he was keeping from her. Buy here

Beach Read by Emily Henry

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This charming rom-com is set in the quaint beach town of North Bear Shores, Michigan. When two rival authors are forced to share a summer house, they embark on a bet to see who can write a book in a different genre, leading to unexpected sparks and a whole lot of laughs. Buy here

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

the guest list

A thrilling murder mystery that takes place on the remote and rocky shores of Inishmore Island, Ireland. As the wedding of the year gets underway, tensions rise, secrets are revealed, and one guest ends up dead, leaving everyone a suspect. Buy here

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

the hating game

A hilarious and steamy enemies-to-lovers romance set in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia, great for a day trip to Parlee Beach. When two co-workers are forced to share an office and compete for the same promotion, they begin a battle of wits and a game of seduction that will have you rooting for them until the very end. Buy here

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

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A gripping thriller set on the picturesque beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. When a former friend invites Daphne to her glamorous wedding on the Cape, she is thrust into a dangerous web of secrets and lies that threatens to unravel everything she thought she knew. Buy herebeach read 2023

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

the four winds

This epic historical fiction takes place in the arid and sun-drenched farmlands of the Great Plains, perfect for a day at Aboiteau Beach. When Elsa Martinelli’s life is upended by the Dust Bowl, she embarks on a journey to find a better life for her family, leading to unexpected challenges and triumphs. Buy here

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

the book of two ways

This heart-wrenching novel follows a woman’s journey of self-discovery as she travels between the lush jungles of Egypt and the rocky shores of Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. Dawn Edelstein is a death doula who finds herself at a crossroads in life, leading her to confront her past and choose between the two paths her life could have taken. This gripping tale is sure to tug at readers’ heartstrings while they soak up the sun at Parlee Beach.Buy here

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

the rose code

This captivating historical fiction takes place on the pristine beaches of Bournemouth, England. As World War II rages on, three women are recruited to work at Bletchley Park, a top-secret codebreaking facility. As they navigate the challenges of their work and their personal lives, they form a bond that will last a lifetime. Quinn expertly weaves together a tale of espionage, friendship, and love that will keep readers hooked until the last page. This book is a great choice for a day at Murray Beach.Buy here beach read 2023

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

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This witty and heartwarming novel is set in the charming coastal town of Folly Beach, South Carolina. When a failed bank robber takes eight people hostage in an apartment viewing, police inspector Jim Hopper has to navigate the hostages’ quirks and anxieties while also trying to track down the elusive robber. With Backman’s signature humour and warmth, this book is a perfect read for a relaxing day at the beach. Buy here

So there you have it, the 10 best beach read novels for 2023. Whether you’re lounging on the sandy shores of Parlee Beach or exploring the rocky coastline of Hopewell Rocks, these books are sure to keep you entertained and engaged throughout the summer. Happy reading! For even more great reads, head to Chapters

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