Friday, June 30, 2023

If You Love Southern Beach Reads....

For me, some of the best beach reads are those that take place down South, where it's always warm, there's palm trees, crystal blue waters, and a cold ice tea. I'm sharing my updated list of Southern beach reads today, including the ones on my overflowing TBR list.


Adult Fiction: 

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)

Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams (Cocoa Beach, Florida)
On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe (Charleston, South Carolina) 
Summer at Hideaway Key by Barbara Davis (Florida) 
The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Georgia)
Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Georgia)
Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey (North Carolina)
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews (Florida)
The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton (Florida)
Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews (Florida)
Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey (North Carolina)
The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis (South Carolina)
Dreams of Falling by Karen White  (South Carolina) 
The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews (Outside Savannah, Georgia) 
The Summer of Lost and Found by Mary Alice Monroe (Charleston, South Carolina)
The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews (Florida)
Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras (Key West, Florida)
Flight Patterns by Karen White (Coastal Florida) 
A Lakeside Reunion by C.Chilove (Florida)
Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe (Isle of Palms, South Carolina)

On The TBR List:

 The Summer House by Jenny Hale (Outer Banks, North Carolina)
My Magnolia Summer by Victoria Benton Frank (Sullivan's Island, South Carolina)
The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey (North Carolina)
The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe (Sullivan's Island, South Carolina) 

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 (Southern beach town)
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols (Alabama)
Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton (Georgia)

So, these are just a few of the southern beach reads I've read over the years. Did any of your favorites make my list? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know what you think in the comments below.



  1. I've read quite a few of these, but there's always room for more! I've always had a love for the South, although I could never deal with the hot, humid weather!

    1. You are right! There's always room for more. I can't get enough of southern beach reads. I'd move down there if I could. Thanks for visiting, Angela.


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