2018 Beach Reads

Woman reading book on the beach

What’s the only thing better than a day at the beach? A day at the beach with a book you can’t put down! Even a staycation in your favorite reading nook will feel like a getaway if you dive into the exciting summer reads we’ve selected for you below.


by Andrew Sean Greer

This Pulitzer-Prize winner chronicles the misadventures of struggling novelist Arthur Less as he attempts to find inspiration and escape the failed relationships of his past. Morocco, Italy, Mexico—Arthur travels around the world as his 50th birthday fast approaches, leading to comedic hijinks and joyful encounters.


by Dave Itzkoff

Four years after Robin Williams’ death, this memoir sheds light on the life of the beloved comic. Interviews and anecdotes form a touching tribute to Williams and his incredible body of work.

Then She Was Gone

by Lisa Jewell

This gripping read follows Laurel Mack, whose daughter, Ellie, disappeared ten years earlier. As Laurel meets a charming love interest and finally begins to move on, strange coincidences force her to examine haunting unanswered questions about what really happened to Ellie.

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah

Written by the host of The Daily Show, Born a Crime is a funny, poignant and often challenging memoir of growing up with a white father and a Xhosa mother in apartheid South Africa.

Meghan, A Hollywood Princess

by Andrew Morton

The recent royal wedding captivated the world, and this biography offers further insight into Meghan Markel’s life and romance with Prince Harry. Written by the author of the bestselling biography, Diana, Her True Story, it’s sure to entertain fans of royal romance.


by Christine Magnan

Can’t get enough mystery? This dark, twisty thriller weaves the story of Alice Shipley, a wife struggling to adjust to her new home in Morocco. When an old friend visits and her husband suddenly disappears, Alice has to confront the murky secrets underlying her friendships and marriage.

By the Book

by Julia Sonneborn

In this charming, modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, English professor Anne Corey is shocked to find out that her new boss is also her ex-fiancé. During her hard-fought campaign to earn tenure, Anne wonders if she just might get a second chance at love, too.