#beach reads

What Makes a Book a Beach Read?

The beach read. Every summer the word reappears in conversation, but what exactly is a beach read. We've got some ideas and some book recs that fit.

The Books We Can’t Wait To Read This Summer

Rioters chime in with some of the books they can't wait to read by the beach, the pool, and wherever else summer takes them.

The Anti–Beach Read Book List

If your ideal summer beach read is a long, complicated, dense book, have we got the list for you. Pick up these challenging reads this summer.

3 on a YA Theme: Books Set at the Beach to Kick Off Your Summer

Kick off your summer reading with three YA books set at the beach!

The Best Beach Books of 2019

Whether or not a summer vacation in your future, the Best Beach Books of 2019 are guaranteed to put you in a beachy state of mind.

5 Beach Floats For Your Beach Reads

We're ready for summer and summer reads! Prepare for the season with these reader-friendly beach floats and enjoy the water with a perfectly matched book.

Quiz: Plan a Beach Vacation and We’ll Give You a Book to Read

Looking for the perfect book to take on your beach vacation? Check out this beach book quiz to find a vacation-worthy read!

5 British Books To Look Out For in the U.S. in July

Excellent British literature coming to the US this month.

BLEAK HOUSE on the Beach: What Makes a Good Beach Read?

What kinds of books do you bring to the beach? One reader reflects on her preference for more serious beach reads.

The Best 2018 Beach Reads

You've got your sunscreen, swimsuit, and beach towel ready, but what book are you bringing on your beach vacation? We've got a few recommendations!

Answer These 5 Questions to Pick Your Next Beach Read

Everybody loves a good beach read, but picking the book that goes best with all that sun and sand can be tough. Never fear. We've got just the thing.

Non-Fluffy Beach Reads to Get You Ready for Summer

Vacation reads for those who like a little darkness with their sand and waves.

Literal Beach Reads for Landlocked Souls

Books that take place at the beach, for those who can't make it this summer.

Actual Beach Reads: Books Spotted at Daytona Beach

Sarah Nicolas scoured Daytona Beach to find out which books beachgoers were actually reading in the sand and waves.

9 Thought-Provoking Beach Reads

Beach reads that are both thoughtful and engaging enough to keep you interested!