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The 5 Types of Beach Reads You Need In Your Life


There are so many different kinds of beaches—sandy beaches, barrier island beaches, rocky beaches, red sand beaches, mainland beaches, crowded beaches, great beaches, terrible beaches…we could go on. But we won’t. Because whether or not you knew it before, we are here to tell you that there are in fact no less than FIVE very specific types of beach reads that you need to have in your life, and no summer is complete without reading them all. So start a checklist, be very thorough, and then throw away the checklist because it’s summer and you can do what you want. But we do hope this list can help you find the perfect beach read for your summer vacay!


The Scorcher 🔥

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson

Beach Read

The scandal and romance in this one is so hot you may need spf 100. (Like we said before, sunscreen is very important.) Lies You Never Told Me will catch you without a life guard and send you running for the ice cream truck…because that’s where all your friends are and you will by dying to tell them everything.


The Deep Dive 🏊

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Beach Reads

You’ve got all the time in the world this summer. It’s the perfect time to start new hobbies, catch up with friends, and sink into a read full of friendship, hardship, and heart. So if you’re looking for a deep story while you’re reading poolside, I Have Lost My Way is the one for you.


The Summer Fling 💞

Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley

Beach Reads

Even though you’ll want to be in a long-term relationship with this book and the relatable characters inside, Always Never Yours will give you the fun, cute, and romantic vibes like the best summer flings. To be in love, or not to be love? That is such a hard, freaking question sometimes!


The Vacay 🏖️

The Rebel of the Sands trilogy by Alwyn Hamilton

Beach Reads

When you find yourself with a couple of beautiful, endless summer sunsets stretching out across the horizon before you, tear into the Rebel of the Sands trilogy. Even if you’re already on vacation, this series will take you on an adventure you won’t be able to get enough of.


The Classic ☀️

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Beach Reads

Whether you’ve read her a million times before, or this is your first foray into her swoon-worthy beach-side stories, no summer is complete without a Sarah Dessen novel. Once and for All is her newest hit and full of walks on the beach and wedding bells.



Looking for something else to pick up? Here’s our list of all the books coming out this month!







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