Wednesday, May 19, 2021

My Favorite Backlist Beach Reads

Over the past ten years or so, I've read some amazing beach reads. Everything from historical beach reads to ones filled with romance and gorgeous coastal settings. I've compiled a list of my favorite beach reads and I am excited to share them with you today. I've linked the book title to my review if you want to learn more about a particular book.  So, if you are looking for a beach read to take with you on vacation this summer, look no further! There's something here for everyone.


 Young Adult Beach Reads:

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
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett 

Adult Beach Reads:

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

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand 

 The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner
The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey
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
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren 
Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner

Recent Additions:

Beach Read by Emily Henry
28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner
The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton
Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer
Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster
Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

 So, what do guys think? Do you see some of your favorite beach reads on my list? Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.


  1. There are so many up there that I've read and enjoyed - A Hundred Summers will always be one of my favorite books!

    1. Me too! I think it's my favorite of Williams's novels. Thanks for visiting, Angela!

  2. The YA beach reads are exactly what we would take. My youngest and I would be driving and listening to them in the car and then have the other books for the pool and beach.

  3. So many great recommendations for the summer!!! Adding quite a few to my list of beach reads. Thank you.

    1. I'm glad you got some good recommendations! Thanks for visiting!

  4. I loved Villa America and Beautiful Ruins. You've got so many good reccs here! Thanks so much. ;)

    1. Me too. Such great books! Thanks for visiting, Joy!

  5. Thank you, thank you for including the Peachtree Bluff series!!!!

  6. Thank you for including my Peachtree Bluff Series here ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Absolutely! One of my faves for sure! Thanks for visiting, Kristy!


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