Beach Reads for the Summer

Summertime is the perfect time of year for reading, especially in Florida. You can sit by the pool or on the beach with a fun book, getting lost in the story while the water sparkles in the background. When the rain comes, you get to head inside and get cozy while you read, snuggled up in blankets as the words come to life. 

People We Meet on Vacation - Romance

By Emily Henry


People We Meet on Vacation is the perfect getaway book for the summer. We follow best friends Poppy and Alex through their current vacation, while also learning about the first ten years of their friendship before everything fell apart two years ago. Poppy is adventurous and loves the excitement of travel while Alex is more introverted but loves traveling just as much. They make for a great pair to follow throughout the story and the tales of their vacations make a perfect book for the summer season!

One Italian Summer - Fiction

By Rebecca Serle


One Italian Summer is a beautiful story set in Italy. We find Katy traveling after the recent death of her mother. A trip they were supposed to take together to remake the best summer that Katy’s mom ever had, Katy now has to take alone. On the Amalfi Coast, Katy enjoys all the magic of Italy when things become more magical: Katy’s mother is there, alive and decades younger than the mom Katy knew. A stunning novel about loss and the people we love, One Italian Summer will take you on one the best summer trips you’ve ever had.

The House in the Cerulean Sea - Fantasy

By TJ Klune


The House in the Cerulean Sea is the exact kind of cozy fantasy made for sea-side reading. Taking place in an orphanage on a strange island is where we find Linus, a by-the-book caseworker summoned to work a highly classified assignment. There, Linus finds himself greeted by the most peculiar series of figures he’s ever encountered. This enchanting and heart warming story is a wonderful book to throw in your beach bag, spinning a tale of love and found-family all while making you long for the sound of the ocean.

Days at the Morisaki Bookshop - Fiction

By Satoshi Yagisawa


After finding out that her boyfriend has been cheating on her for over a year and that she, in fact, is the Other Woman, Takako’s life spirals into depression. Hoping to help her out and missing company after his wife left five years ago, her uncle Satoru invites her to live above his used bookshop rent-free so long as she works there during the hours he’s busy. Takako takes the offer and unexpectedly bonds with her uncle, finding a new love and passion both for books and life.

A Little Bit Country - YA Romance

By Brian D. Kennedy


In A Little Bit Country we follow the story of two boys who get seasonal jobs at a Dollywood-like country music theme park for the summer. One is an out-of-town performer who has dedicated his life to country music and is thrilled to be working at the theme park owned by his idol. The other boy is a local aspiring chef with mixed feelings about the park and its namesake. He would rather be anywhere but Wanda World. They run into each other, they flirt, and naturally, they fall in love. 

Bad Summer People - Thriller

By Emma Rosenblum

Filled with delicious cocktails, endless affairs, and competitive tennis Bad Summer People is an extremely fun beach read. The story opens with a dead body, but the details are withheld. We’re not sure if this was caused by an accident, or something worse. The story follows the summer season on Fire Island, NY, as the NYC socialites return back to their summer houses. But all is not as beautiful as it seems with everyone hiding secrets. By the end, you wish there was more than one body.