Thursday, May 28, 2020

My Favorite Backlist Beach Reads

There are so, so many great backlist beach reads out there. Here are some of the beach reads I have featured in the past, but are still worthy of a mention this summer.  In fact, some of these are the best books I've read in the past few years.  I have linked each book to my review if you want to learn more.  

So, have you read any of these books? Let me know which ones are your favorites or if they are on your TBR list.

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

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

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

Recent Additions: 

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren 

 The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves 

Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner 

You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Summer of '69 by Eilin Hilderbrand 

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams

Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer 

 The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore

There's something here for every reader and interest!  Hopefully I have given you some ideas of what to throw in your beach bag this summer or just a good book to escape with while staying at home.  Let me know what you think!


  1. So many great ones! A Hundred Summers is one of my favorites ever. I don't always love Elin Hilderbrand's books, but they always scream summer to me.

    1. Agreed about A Hundred Summers. One of my faves for sure. Elin has lately hit them out of the park for me. There was a few I didn't love a few years ago, but lately, I've enjoyed her novels. I hope 28 Summers is good! Thanks for visiting, Angela!

  2. So many great books!! I love this list. And I also agree about A Hundred Summers - one of my favorite books of all time.

  3. The Unhoneymooners is one of my more recent favorite beach reads. Good choice! I almost always enjoy Sarah Dessen's books and Morgan Matson's books too. Great list!

  4. Thanks for this great list. I really enjoyed The Unhoneymooners. It was hilarious. Another great one that is so funny and sweet at the same time is *Love and Ohana Drama*.


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