Friday, June 19, 2020

My Favorite Southern Beach Reads

One of my favorite types of beach reads are the type that transport readers to the South.  Palm trees, sweet tea, white sand, sunshine, a bay breeze....what more could you ask for?  Here are some of my favorite Southern Beach Reads along with some new additions.  

Adult Fiction:

Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck  (Key West, Florida)
Slightly South of Simple (& entire Peachtree Bluff series) 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)

YA Fiction:

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (Colby, North Carolina)
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (Colby, North Carolina)
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm (Key West, Florida)
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (Cousins Beach - Fictional Southern beach town)
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols (Alabama)
Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton (Georgia)

Recent Additions:


Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey (North Carolina) 
Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews (Florida)


When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton (Florida)
Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams (Florida)

To Read:

On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe (South Carolina)
The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton (Florida)
The House on Fripp Island by Rebecca Kauffman (South Carolina)

So, what are some of your favorite Southern Beach Reads?  Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below. 


  1. So many interesting sounding books here.

  2. I just got my copy of The Last Train to Key West, but I want to read When We Left Cuba first. Looking forward to both of them. And Beatriz Williams is always a favorite of mine!

    1. I can't wait to read The Last Train to Key West - hopefully next! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting, Michele!

  3. I love stories that take place in the south, too - it feels so different from up here!

    1. Me too, especially during the summertime. Thanks for visiting, Angela!


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