Books You Should Bring To The Beach This Summer

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by Anne Middleton, on April 15th, 2016

The hottest titles for the summer of 2016 include suspense, romance, family and advice. Whether you jump in your car to visit one of the 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores or decide to order these wonderful volumes of words from Books-A-Million, these manuscripts are perfect for the warm weather and vacation travel.

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Read on to find out some of the best books to read this summer.

Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld (Apr. 19)
In this author’s modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet writes for a women’s magazine, Jane Bennet teaches yoga, Lydia and Kitty Bennet are Crossfit enthusiasts on paleo diets, heartthrob Chip Bingley is a reality-TV star, and Fitzwilliam Darcy a neurosurgeon. Approaching 40, and definitely not virgins, Liz and Jane leave their jobs in New York to return to the old family house in Cincinnati after their father suffers a heart attack. Overall a clever retelling of an old-fashioned favorite that will become a vacation favorite.

Modern Lovers, Emma Straub (May 31)
The author focuses on a tight-knit set of college pals who now have college-age kids themselves. This book is packed with wisdom, insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure.  It follows the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

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The Island House, Nancy Thayer (May 31)
Weaving the trials and uncertainty of real life into a tapestry of passion, hope, and courage, The Island House is a beautifully told story set in Nantucket about the ties that bind us, and how the blessings of love and family heal us in ways we never dream possible.

End of Watch, Stephen King (June 7)
From the king of thrillers, this novel features the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” that drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves. In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King.

How to be a Person in the World, Heather Havrilesky (July 12)
From the “Ask Polly” columnist for; an entire book of her advice sounds almost too good to be true. This is a collection of never-before-published material along with a few fan favorites that reminds you that even in your darkest moments you’re not alone. A perfect summer read.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II, J.K. Rowling (July 31)
This is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and is sure to be a summer hit for kids, tweens and adults. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. Both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

So many books, so few hours at the beach! Get your summer reading on with these fun, thrilling and interesting books that will take you near and far, from the present to the past. Your local Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million bookstore is the best place to start your adventure.  And don’t forget the sunscreen!