This post was originally published in July 2020. It has been updated with new books to read this summer.
If you’re looking for your next pool or beach read, you’ve come to the right place. I’m sharing the best books to read this summer!
I hear a lot of people say, “I need to read more,” but they never seem to find the time to make it happen. Summer is an excellent season to begin! I always find myself gravitating towards romantic comedies or cute, YA contemporary during these months. There’s something about summer that begs for a lighthearted story. I scrolled through all of my StoryGraph favorites to narrow down a list of 24 books that I think are absolutely perfect to read by the pool, on the beach, or inside avoiding the heat (like me).
24 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List
Click on any book title below to read the synopsis and find the retailer links.
Some of my most beloved books of all time made it onto this extensive list, and I’m sure you’ll notice some fan favorites as well. A lot of these are standalones that can practically be read (or listened to, if you prefer audiobooks) in a single sitting, with the exception of a couple of fabulous series. Your summer is about to get even more exhilarating with these creative and captivating stories.