Beach Reads

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Memorial Day is coming up here in the US, which means lots of people will be going to the beach. Personally, I will be staying inside, away from the sun and sand, and doing absolutely nothing because I badly need a break. But the idea of reading a book on the beach does sound a bit appealing. If only there weren’t so many people there already.

For those of you who are heading to the beach (or lake or wherever) this weekend, I thought I’d share a few books that I think would make perfect beach reads this year.

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. If you’re looking for something nice and light and fun, this is the book for you. Romance isn’t my usual genre, but I loved this one! I flew through it in one day, and it’s really just a feel-good book. Like reading a rom-com. And it’s also wonderfully diverse, which is always a huge plus.

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay. If you can stand a little bit of cringe-worth medical detail, I highly recommend this. I couldn’t put it down. One of the best memoirs I’ve ever read.

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. I was completely addicted to this book while I was reading it. I’ve never read a biography quite like this one – it was equal parts entertaining and educational. And one of the best things I’ve read all year. (Maybe get the ebook or audiobook, though – this thing is a beast.)

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Such a fun book! I couldn’t get enough of this one. It’s full of action (and romance) and is so easy to read. If you haven’t read this one yet, pick it up right now. Trust me.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. If fantasy is your thing, definitely pick this one up. It’s a big one, but I flew through it in three days. Highly entertaining and well-paced. It’s somewhere between Harry Potter and Game of Thrones.

What are your favorite beach reads? Anything you’re planning on reading over the long weekend?

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