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Summer is officially here, which means that it’s time to plan all your beach reads!
I read a tweet the other day that said something along the lines of how beach reads are like beach bodies. We say any body is a beach body if you put a swimsuit on it and go to the beach. Similarly, any book is a beach read if you read it while at the beach! I love that way of thinking because sometimes beach reads are marketed only as flirty contemporary romances and I know not everyone enjoys that genre. I for one don’t mix up what I read at the beach and tend to bring along the same books I would normally read at any other time of the year.
That’s why I’m thrilled to be partnering with Harper Collins to share five incredible beach reads ranging from books that read like Daisy Jones & The Six to some seriously poignant historical fiction that will grip you from beginning to end! There’s something for everyone on this list, so you’ll want to keep your TBR handy because you’re about to add several new titles!
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Make sure to add these to your cart or your StoryGraph TBR to read this summer – at the beach or anywhere!
by Alka Joshi
In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling. The perfect book for book clubs!
by Kelly Rimmer
With the thrilling pace and drama of Pam Jenoff and Beatriz Williams, The Warsaw Orphan by author Kelly Rimmer is an epic WWII saga based on the real-life story of two people taking extraordinary risks to save the lives of their countrymen, as they try to find their way back to each other and the life they once knew.
by Sarah Morgan
Three women, an epic road trip and the summer that changed it all. Get swept into a summer of sunshine, soul-searching and shameless matchmaking with this delightfully bighearted road-trip adventure by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan!
by Susan Mallery
The summer book destined for beach blankets! With her unique brand of witty, emotional storytelling, Susan Mallery’s latest is a love story of a different sort. . . a heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters. Perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Robyn Carr and Susan Wiggs!
by Amy Mason Doan
From Amy Mason Doan, the author of The Summer List, comes a novel about an iconic musical family and a summer of secrets set against the dazzling spirit of 1970s California. Perfect for fans of Daisy Jones & the Six and Crossing California.