Whether you are spending a day soaking up the sun or just needing a quick break from your busy week, these captivating beach reads are the perfect summertime escape. From romances to gripping murder mysteries or family dramas, this carefully curated compilation should provide something for every reader; stop by and select your literary getaway!
by Michele Campbell
A Stranger on the Beach is a thrilling psychological ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Full of seduction, deceit, and unexpected twists, this is a great choice for those looking to enjoy psychological thrillers but looking for a summer-themed read.
by Emma Rosenblum
Set in the picturesque vacation town of East Hampton, this suspenseful story follows the lives of wealthy and privileged summer residents whose idyllic lives are shattered by tragedy and scandal.
by Carley Fortune
Six summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right. Told over the course of six years and one weekend, Every Summer After is a big, sweeping look at love and the people and choices that mark us forever. This second-chance romance will leave you feeling nostalgic for youthful summer days.
by Mary Kay Andrews
Conley Hawkins left her hometown newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, years ago to become a star reporter in a big city. When her dream job falls apart, Conley returns to her sister's newspaper in Silver Bay, where she's tasked with overseeing the local gossip column. Conley soon finds herself investigating a scandalous story involving the death of a local congressman, turning their sleepy beach town into the most scandalous hotspot of the summer.
by Tessa Bailey
A fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man. With witty banter and sizzling chemistry, this book is sure to keep you hooked until the very end.
by Georgia Clark
Island Time is a smart and steamy ensemble featuring queer romance, family secrets, ambition, parenthood, and a bird-chasing bromance. This sexy, sun-soaked paradise of white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush rainforest will show you it’s never too late to change your destiny.
by Josie Silver
When a double-booking at a remote one-room cabin accidentally throws two solace seekers together, it feels like a cruel twist of fate. But what if it’s fate of a different kind? One Night on the Island explores the meaning of home, the joys of escape, and how the things we think we want are never the things we really need.
*Please note: what books are featured on display changes on the 1st of each month. To browse our beach reads books after August 1, 2023, please stop by the Library or search our full catalog online.
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