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Summer is almost here, and the warm weather makes us want to load up our beach bag and head to the coast. And you better believe a trip is not complete without some new beach reads. We've got a list of books to consider when you're packing your bags. From frothy beach reads bursting with meet-cute moments and real-time LOLs to pitch-perfect memoirs and page-turning thrillers, the months of May through August offer some seriously great reading material. The problem is where to start!
Never fear, fellow bookworms. We've compiled a list of some of the most popular books to read this year—some older favorites and some brand-new reads (some that will make you feel like you stepped into a Hallmark movie). These beach books are the perfect partners to a day at the beach or lounging poolside and feature some of your favorite authors, as well as newcomers you're sure to love. If you want to grab your headphones, we've got the best new audiobooks of 2023 too. So dive in and grab a copy (or three) of these can't-miss summer beach reads you won't want to put down before it's time to move on to the best books of fall!
Katie Bowlby is Digital Director at Country Living, where she covers gift guides, product reviews, crafts, and TV shows like Yellowstone. She’s currently stitching up a cross-stitch pattern for the magazine’s next issue
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