SOME LATE SUMMER (MAYBE FUN!) BEACH READ OPTIONS TO CONSIDER

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It’s always fun to chat about reads that have a seasonal flavor. There’s, of course, lots out there that fit a certain season, and so I did want to put together a little list for a (late!) summer beach reads list. Believe it or not, I don’t think I have a written reading list here. I’ve done videos before, but don’t think I have a more permanent list in this space. Late though this is, this means, today, it’s time to share!

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Despite the fact that summer is rushing towards its end (why?!), many are likely still heading to the beach or on another little trip somewhere, and have a book is always a fun thing to have close at hand. Before we begin, let me just add a little disclaimer. Like anything, lots of books on this list will be ones I haven’t read, so know they’re secular and if you prefer cleaner reads, this means, they’re probably more on the R-rating scale than not.

So if you’re looking to unwind (whether that’s on a late summer vacation, the beach or a day trip), I hope something here maybe catches your eye. Let’s have a peek at some possible summer reads to enjoy!


SUMMER BEACH READS TO ENJOY!

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1: THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOST THINGS, JESSICA BRODY

I’m not always the biggest fan of road trips or stories about them, but now and then I run across one I do enjoy. Brody’s is one of them although its length could have shaves a few pages off. Find on Goodreads

Note: this is secular YA fiction

2: THE ROYAL RUNAWAY, LINDSAY EMORY

One that’s sat on my shelf for quite some time, but I had to add a little royal romance, right? This one follows a princess looking to escape her life and rumor has it, there’s some mystery too! One I have read is Once Upon a Prince. Find on Goodreads

Note: the reviews say this one is pretty clean with “glossed over sex” and some language.

3: THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY, JENNY HAN

This is definitely more on the younger end of YA fiction, but it’s sweet; follows a teenage girl who finds herself in a kind of love triangle with the two sons of her mother’s lifelong best friend. Definitely a more bittersweet novel, too. Oh, and Amazon is adapting it, which I’m cautiously optimistic about; I just hope they don’t ruin it with TVMA kind of material. Find on Goodreads

Note: this is secular YA fiction

4: BEACH READ & PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION, EMILY HENRY

I’ll be honest, I didn’t love Beach Read. I WANTED to so much, and it starts out good, but fails more than flies in my opinion. I haven’t read Henry’s 2021 release yet, but will give it a chance before I add her to my list of “not for me authors.” That said, I did want to add these since they’re PERFECT summer-y covers (and everyone is different in their preferences). Find Beach Read on Goodreads | Find People We Meet on Vacation on Goodreads

Please note: Beach Read contains sex scenes, profanity (f-word) and other adult matters/topics/innuendo. It definitely has an R-rating; I cannot speak to the content of People we Meet on Vacation but it is secular fiction, same as Beach Read.

5: BAREFOOT SUMMER AND BLUE RIDGE SUNRISE, DENISE HUNTER

Don’t remember the specifics of this novel (it’s been too long!) but do know at the time I read it, I adore this inspirational novel. It’s lovely and deals with some harder subjects that come out brighter in the end. However I haven’t yet read Hunter’s Blue Ridge Sunrise, which I’m sure is lovely. Find ‘Barefoot’ on Goodreads | Find ‘Sunrise’ on Goodreads

6: THE WAVES, AMY MATAYO

If you like reality shows that are about survival you may enjoy this novel about two people who are stuck on an island. Find on Goodreads

7: [ANYTHING] MORGAN MATSON

I’ve read one Morgan Matson novel (her debut), however I have it on good authority that all of her books are good summer-y reads. If their look and synopsis is an indication, this is all kinds of true! Find Morgan on Goodreads

Note: this is secular YA fiction

8: DON’T DATE ROSA PARKS, NINA MORENO

Another one (surprise of all surprises) I still haven’t read as it sits on my shelf! However, the cover is just too ideal not to include, plus its plot, surrounding a girl who believes she’s cursed when it comes to dating, is a fun one, too! Find on Goodreads

Note: this is secular YA fiction

9: A CUBAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO TEA AND TOMORROW, LAURA TAYLOR NAMEY

With its darling cover and summer-time setting, PLUS an armchair travel locale (England), this one seems fun, too! Although, again, I haven’t read it. Find on Goodreads

Note: this is secular YA fiction

10: THE LIFE (& MEDIVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY, JAMIE PACTON

This one is all kinds of fun albeit it’s a YA title if that’s not your jam. It follows a girl working at a renaissance fair and is WAY better than a certain adult novel with the same topic. Find on Goodreads

Please note; This one is a PG-13 rating. There’s innuendo, and some profanity.

11: THE PERFECT ESCAPE, SUZANNE PARKS

Didn’t love (love) this one, but I also don’t dislike it. It’s a fun little kind of friends to more story about a YA couple who competes in a zombie survival competition. Find on Goodreads

12: THE AUSTEN ESCAPE AND A PORTRAIT OF EMILY PRICE, KATHERINE REAY

Is there anything better than a little Austen in the summer? Reay’s books don’t retell Austen’s stories however they are heavily influenced and since both of these feature trips (one to an Austen retreat and the other to Italy), I have to add them as armchair fun. Find ‘Austen’ on Goodreads | Find ‘Portrait’ on Goodreads

13: IS IT ANY WONDER, COURTNEY WALSH

This one, like its predecessor If For Any Reason, this one takes place at Nantucket, so it has those summer-time vibes just by its setting. Follows a woman who once made a pact with her best friend to meet for their thirtieth birthday, no matter where they’re at in their life. Of course, things chance and their friendship is challenged. Find on Goodreads

14: LOVE & OLIVES, JENNA EVANS WELCH

A YA title, this is the third in Jenna’s ‘Love &’ books though they’re not a formal series. This one takes place in Greece, and is the only one I’ve read. It’s a bit more bittersweet that I’d anticipate, but it’s a sweet little read if you like this kind of contemporary. Find on Goodreads

Note: The book is relatively clean. There’s some innuendo and profanity, but nothing terrible.

15: [ANYTHING] KASIE WEST

Kasie’s newest is Sunkissed, which is probably the best title option to consider (I mean, it just is…!), however all of her books are light-hearted, very clean reads (or I assume the two I haven’t read are as well) that you can enjoy. Which of hers do you like best? Find Kasie West on Goodreads

Note: This is secular YA fiction

Likely, there’s oodles more I could add (however the days are short, and I’m already running out of time on this one). What about you? Leave us with all of your BEST summer beach reads list titles! Do you think any of these are good (or bad) or have you read something this year that’s perfect? Leave all of your comments and recommendations down below! Comment away.

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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