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


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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