Friday, May 24, 2019

My Favorite Backlist Beach Reads

Can you believe it? It's the unofficial start of summer and you know what that means! You'll be wanting to throw some entertaining beach reads into your beach or pool bag this summer.  If so, I've got you covered! Some of my favorite beach reads are novels that were published in the past.  Here are some of my favorites that I have featured before. Each title is linked to my review.  There's something here for everyone! 

Adult Fiction:  

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon
The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue
Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye
Villa America by Liza Klausmann

Young Adult Fiction:

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan
The Boys Next Door/Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
The Season of You and Me by Robin Constatine
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Open Road Summer by Emory Lord
The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Doktorski
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Southern Beach Reads:

Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck  (Key West, Florida)
Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Georgia)
The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White (Georgia)
The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews - (North Carolina)
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank (Charleston, South Carolina)
All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank (Charleston, South Carolina)
Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa LaFaye (Key West, Florida)

Recent Additions:

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
Something in the Water by Catherine Steaman
The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner 
The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Let me know what are some of your favorite beach reads? What book(s) do you plan to take along with you to the beach or pool this year? 


  1. So, so many good reads here and lots of new recommendations, so thank you! Beautiful covers too! I absolutely love this time of year and the novels that go along with it.

    1. Me too! I'm glad you got some ideas for beach reads! Thanks for visiting, Michele.

  2. A Hundred Summers is absolutely one of my favorite books of all time, and I especially love to read it during the summer months! I feel like Elin Hilderbrand is quintessential summer, too.

    1. Me too! I feel like A Hundred Summers might be my favorite of her novels and I am looking forward to Hilderbrand's latest as well. Thanks for visiting, Angela.

  3. Thank you, thank you for listing both Slightly South of Simple and The Secret To Southern Charm in this list!!

    1. Absolutely! I can't wait to read more of your books in the future. Thank you so much for visiting!


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