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Beach Reads

Last Updated: December 23, 2023

Happy Place by Emily Henry

Happy Place
by Emily Henry

A couple who broke up months ago make a pact to pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends. After years of being in love, how hard can it be to fake it for one week…in front of those who know you best?

The Beach at Summerly by Beatriz Williams

The Beach at Summerly
by Beatriz Williams

In June of 1946, on Winthrop Island, Olive Rainsford opens a window of shining possibility for Emilia Winthrop, the daughter of Summerly’s year-round caretaker and descendent of the island settlers. Sumner Fox, an FBI agent, demands Emilia’s help to capture a Soviet agent who’s been transmitting vital intelligence from somewhere inside the Summerly estate. Eight years later in April of 1954, Summerly is boarded up and Emilia is a professor at Wellesley College when she’s forced to confront the harrowing consequences of her actions that fateful summer.

The Sunset Crowd by Karin Tanabe

The Sunset Crowd
by Karin Tanabe

Meet LA darling Evra Scott, daughter of an Oscar-winning director and a Brazilian actress. She’s Los Angeles’s reigning style queen. Enter Theodora Leigh, a Paramount assistant with sights firmly set behind the scenes, as she fights to become a movie producer in a town where sexism and sex sell. Observing it all is Bea Dupont, a Vogue and Rolling Stone photographer, who never misses a party but always sticks to its fringes. But in Hollywood, no one stays on top for long.

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune

Meet Me at the Lake
by Carley Fortune

A random connection sends two strangers on a daylong adventure where they make a promise one keeps and the other breaks, with life-changing effects.

Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum

Bad Summer People
by Emma Rosenblum

Jen Weinstein and Lauren Parker rule the town of Salcombe, Fire Island every summer, as they are adept to manipulating people to get what they want. Their husbands, Sam and Jason, have summered together since childhood, despite grudges and secrets. Their one single friend, Rachel Woolf, is looking for her match. When a body is discovered, who among them is capable of murder?

Hula by Jasmin ‘Iolani Hakes

Hula
by Jasmin ‘Iolani Hakes

Hi’i is proud to be a Naupaka, a family renowned for its contributions to hula and her hometown of Hilo, Hawaii. She’s never met her legendary grandmother and her mother has never revealed the identity of her father. In order to win the Miss Aloha Hula competition to solidify her place within her family legacy, she will have to turn her back on everything she had ever been taught.