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15 Summer Beach Reads We're Adding to Cart

Pack your summer reading list with these thrillers, comedies and romantic reads

May 19, 2023

Hitting the beach (or pool, or porch 'cause we can't all live on the coast) with a book is our summer happy place. And 2023 has got a lineup of beach-read releases we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Pick from romance, thrillers, or just lighthearted fun. These page-turners will make you forget about the laundry and what's for dinner, at least for a little while. 

1. That Summer Feeling by Bridget Morrisey - May 30
Divorced woman, sleepaway camp for grown-ups, Blue Ridge Mountains... all the makings of the perfect summer romance novel.

2. The Bookshop by the Bay by Pamela Kelley - June 6
Two best friends, one cheating husband, one career crash, and the chance to open a bookstore — on the beach, of course.

3. Girls and Their Horses by Eliza Jane Brazier - June 6
Competitive horse jumping, cutthroat moms, and a mysterious death equal a delicious summer thriller.

4. Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan - June 6
She's engaged but reunites with her childhood crush, and now romantic decisions must be made.

5. The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand - June 13
A girls' getaway filled with secrets and romance by a bestselling author tops our list.

6. Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood - June 13
Nerdy girl in STEM and her story of going from enemies to lovers ... a timeless romantic read.

7. You Were Always Mine by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza - June 13
Secret pasts, unlikely friendships, and a black woman raising an abandoned white baby offer up a tantalizing look at race and life in America.

8. The Whispers by Ashley Audrain - June 20
An intense psychological thriller that makes us question everything we know about our own neighbors.

9. The Only One Left by Riley Sagar - June 20
A decaying mansion on a rocky shoreline, and a dead family create an unputdownable read we love.

The Only One Left: A Novel

10. The Wife App by Carolyn Mackler - June 27
Fed-up moms develop an app to monetize the mental load we all carry equals a hilarious and oh-so-relatable story.

11. Have You Seen Her by Catherine McKenzie - June 27
Three friends, Yosemite National Park, hidden agendas, and survival make for a real page-turner.

12. Will They or Won't They by Ava Wilder - June 27
An explosive Hollywood romance that has the sparks flying.

13. Sunshine Nails by Mai Nguyen - July 4
Vietnamese immigrants have their entrepreneurial dreams tested in this heartwarming must-read.

14. The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson - July 11
Four friends saving their childhood summer camp is giving us all the feels.

15. None of This is True by Lisa Jewell - August 8
A mind-bending thriller that'll have you guessing and second-guessing and third guessing...