10 favorite beach reads of 2020

10 favorite beach reads of 2020

 

Hello everyone!

It’s that time of the year when we start thinking about summer reads and spending time at the beach. With everything going on with the Covid, this year things might go differently, but we can at least enjoy all the summer vibes spread by these new releases.

I hope in these favorite beach reads of mine, you’ll find good alternatives to escape from the difficult new situation we’re all living through. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts, and I’m definitely looking forward to your book recommendation as well!

Stay Safe and Happy Reading!

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The Summer Deal

by Jill Shalvis

When I think about beach reads, I also think about Jill Shalvis’ novels who usually give me all the feels, and this summer, she comes with a new book, whose cover only makes me want to absolutely grab a copy.

The Summer Deal is a friends-to-frenemies-to-lovers story… Add in a few secrets. Shake. Stir. Then read on a lazy summer day at the beach…

Brynn Turner desperately wishes she had it together, but her personal life is like a ping-pong match that’s left her scared and hurt after so many attempts to get it right. In search of a place to lick her wounds and get a fresh start, she heads back home to Wildstone.

And then there’s Kinsey Davis, who after battling serious health issues her entire twenty-nine years of life, is tired of hoping for . . . well, anything. She’s fierce, tough, and she’s keeping more than one bombshell of a secret from Brynn — her long time frenemy. Continue reading… 

What you Wish For

What You Wish For

by Katherine Center

From another bestselling author comes a stunning new novel full of heart and hope.

With Katherine Center’s sparkling dialogue, unforgettable characters, heart, hope, and humanity, What You Wish For is the author at her most compelling best.

Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job, the kids, and her school family with passion and joy for living.
But she wasn’t always that way.
Duncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations, guided by the knowledge that bad things can happen.
But he wasn’t always that way.

And Sam knows it. Because she knew him before―at another school, in a different life. Back then, she loved him―but she was invisible. To him. To everyone. Even to herself.  Continue reading…

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Feels Like Falling

by Kristy W. Harvey

Ok, I should admit these new releases make my summer excitingly overbooked. It was so hard just pick ten, but Kristy W. Harvey is absolutely an auto-buy author for me and I’m always super excited to find out about her new novels.

In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Continue reading…

The New Girl

The New Girl

by Harriet Walker

“This debut thriller reads like The Devil Wears Prada meets Single White Female. I couldn’t put it down.”—Catherine Steadman, author of Something in the Water and Mr. Nobody

She’s borrowed your life. But what if she decides to keep it?

Glamorous Margot Jones is the fashion editor at glossy magazine Haute. Pregnant with her first child, Margot’s carefully curated life is the object of other women’s envy—who wouldn’t want her successful career, loving husband, beautiful house, and stylish wardrobe?

Maggie, a freelance journalist, certainly knows she doesn’t measure up. But when she gets the temp job covering Margot’s maternity leave, Maggie seizes the chance to live a flashier life—even if it’s only for a few months. Continue reading…

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Big Summer

by Jennifer Weiner
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The Last Train To Key West

by Chanel Cleeton

From the author of the Reese’s Book Club pick, Next Year in Havana and the instant New York Times bestseller When We Left Cuba, comes The Last Train To Key West.

Set against the backdrop of The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935—the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the U.S. in the 20th Century and the destroyer of Flagler’s Railroad—three women unexpectedly cross paths as they try their best to survive not only the storm, but their personal hardships.

Everyone journeys to Key West searching for something. For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler’s legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the economic depression gripping the nation. But one person’s paradise can be another’s prison, and Key West-native Helen Berner yearns to escape. Continue reading…

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Beach Read

by Emily Henry
 

Family for Beginners

Family for Beginners

by Sarah Morgan

I always look forward to Sarah Morgan for both holiday and beach reads. So, I’m super excited to read and recommend her new novel, Family for beginners, where a life-affirming exploration of love, loss, and how families come in all shapes and sizes…

New York florist Flora Donovan is living the dream, but her bubbly optimism hides a secret. She’s lonely. Orphaned as a child, she’s never felt like she’s belonged anywhere…until she meets Jack Parker. He’s the first man to ever really see her, and it’s life-changing.

Teenager Izzy Parker is holding it together by her fingertips. Since her mother passed away a year ago, looking after her dad and little sister is the only thing that makes Izzy feel safe. Discovering her father has a new girlfriend is her worst nightmare—she is not in the market for a replacement mom. Then her father invites Flora on their summer vacation. Continue reading…

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All Adults Here

by Emma Straub

A warm, funny, and keenly perceptive novel about the life cycle of one family–as the kids become parents, grandchildren become teenagers, and a matriarch confronts the legacy of her mistakes. From the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers.

In All Adults Here, Emma Straub’s unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.

When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she’d been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence? Continue reading…

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28 Summers

by Elin Hilderbrand
Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.
 

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