The Best Beach Reads for Summer 2022

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No matter where you spend this summer: by the pool, on the beach or relaxing on your front porch, summer reading season is going to be great with these Summer Beach Reads.

No matter where you spend this summer: by the pool, on the beach or relaxing on your front porch, summer reading season is going to be great with these Summer Beach Reads. 

Summer reading season is my absolute favorite season. There is something about reading a book outside near the pool or the beach or swinging in a hammock that just makes summer vacation more enjoyable.


So let's get to it: what should you read this summer? The possibilities are endless depending on the type of book you love. But whether you love romance novels, Ya books, a short story collection, contemporary fiction or just want something by one of your favorite authors, this summer reading list has got you covered!


Best Beach Reads 2022

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My 3 Must Read Recommendations

Book Lovers By Emily Henry

Book Lovers

From the bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation is back with Book Lovers . Nora Stephens is a “cut-throat” literary agent who doesn't believe in her own happily ever after. She gives in to her sister Libby’s request for a sister’s trip to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina. Once there, she keeps being thrown into unlikely situations with Charlie, her editor nemesis from town. Is there really romance in the cards?


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You Made a Fool Out of Death with Your Beauty By Akwaeke Emezi

you made a fool of death with your beauty

 Akwaeke Emezi turns to Romance in their latest novel You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty. After the devastating loss of her partner, artist Feyi Adekola is rebuilding her life and easing back into the dating scene. While dating a man who she thinks might check all her boxes..she meets someone who is definitely off limits and has to question everything she thought she knew about love. 


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Lessons in Chemistry By Bonnie Garmus

Meet Elizabeth Zott: a one-of-a-kind scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. 

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Other Books to add to your Beach Bag

Part Of your World By Abby Jimenez

After a wild bet, a gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and a cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis, a  sophisticated city-girl with a whole lot of expectations on her shoulders has her world turned upside down by Daniel, a ridiculously hot carpenter who just happens to be ten years younger than her and as casual as they come—And yet their chemistry is undeniable. Can they make it work despite their differences?


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The Unsinkable Greta James By Jennifer E Smith 

 An indie musician reeling from tragedy and a public breakdown reconnects with her father on a weeklong cruise in "a pitch-perfect story about the ways we recover love in the strangest places.


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The Things We Never Got Over By Lucy Score

 Bearded loner Knox doesn't do drama. Then, Runaway bride, Naomi drops into his life after her estranged twin leaves her with no car, no cash, and a niece she didn't know she had. 


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Take My Hand By Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a searing and compassionate new novel about Civil Townsend, a Black nurse in post-segregation Montgomery, Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible injustice done to her patients.


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Something Wilder By Christina Lauren 

 Former sweethearts team up to find potential treasure in the Utah wilderness—but the only thing more treacherous than the hunt might be their feelings for each other. Sort of a Romancing the Stone for romance novels: Adventure, murder and romance. Perfect summer read. 

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Hook Line and Sinker By Tessa Bailey

 Hannah Bellinger crashes with her best friend, King crab fisherman Fox Thornton, a notorious ladies man when she comes to town on a job. But can the two remain just friends when they sleep across the hall?

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Portrait of a Thief By Grace D. Li

A senior at Harvard, Will fits comfortably in his carefully curated roles: a perfect student, an art history major and sometimes artist, and the eldest son who has always been his parents' American Dream. But when a mysterious Chinese benefactor reaches out with an impossible (and illegal) job offer, Will finds himself the leader of a heist to steal back five priceless Chinese sculptures, looted from Beijing centuries ago.  This is Ocean's Eleven meets The Farewell in Portrait of a Thief, a lush, lyrical heist novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums. 


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The Summer Place By Jennifer Weiner 

 Sarah Danhauser is shocked to find out her stepdaughter is engaged, plans to host the wedding at their beach house before they put it up for sale. Messy and full of secrets, this is a family drama that is a must-read this summer.


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This Time Tomorrow By Emma Straub 

On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her life!  But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. She goes to sleep and when she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself back in 1996 reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn’t just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it’s her dad:  the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?


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Love on the Brain By Ali Hazelwood ( out August 3rd)

When purple-haired Bee is offered her dream job at NASA, she hesitates because her archenemy  Levi ( tall dark and handsome enemy) ) is the other team lead. But she takes the job and she learns that he might not be the enemy she thought he was...

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 Honey and Spice By Bolu Babalola

 Bolu Babalola's breakout novel centers on a young Black British woman who has no interest in love and unexpectedly finds herself caught up in a fake relationship with the man she warned her girls about.


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Counterfeit: A Novel By Kirsten Chen ( released 6/7/22)

 Money can’t buy happiness… but it can buy a decent fake.

Counterfeit is the story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise—an incisive and glittering blend of fashion.


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Hopefully, you found something on this list that you love! 



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