5 Books You Won’t Want to Put Down on the Beach This Summer

5 Books You Won’t Want to Put Down on the Beach This Summer

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Going to the beach is the perfect time to crack (or swipe) open one of the 100 books on your reading list. Here’s a few books I’ve read over the past year that I definitely recommend for some great summer reading. See you on the beach!

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1. The Circle by Dave Eggers

I just finished reading this recently, and it was so captivating. I would call it a modern-day 1984, riddled with love interests, drama, and more! It’s such an easy read and perfect for a day out on the shore.

2. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

This is a collection of essays and stories written by Marina Keegan, a young writer who passed away at the age of 22. She graduated from Yale and is a truly magnificent author. This was one of the most inspiring collections I’ve read in a while.

3. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

If you like young adult novels, read this book! It’s about a teenage girl named Sam, with severe OCD. She’s a popular girl at her high school, but no one knows what goes on inside her head - until she finds an outlet through writing poetry. I loved this book, and it’s a great, quick read for a day out in the sun!

4. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Wow, wow, wow! I tore through this book. I couldn’t put it down. If you like mystery/crime novels and have read Gone Girl, this other novel of Flynn’s is amazing.

5. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner

This is a fabulous memoir/travel/nonfiction piece that will leave you feeling good when finished. The novel follows Weiner as he travels to various places around the world learning the meaning of true happiness. Warning: You might want to travel the world when finished, so get that passport paperwork in now!

Related: 5 Life-Changing Books You Must Read Before You Graduate from College

 

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