Beach season is here, and whether you’re planning to lie out in the sun or curl up under an umbrella, we’re betting you’ll be doing it with a book in your hand. So roll up your towel, throw on your sunglasses, and grab one of these summer-ready novels to keep you company on the hottest of days.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A reclusive Hollywood icon recounts her scandalous life in show business to an unknown journalist in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. This novel is perfect for bookworms who like their beach reads with a side of celeb gossip. ;)

The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller

In an alternate world where only women are strong enough to wield magic, a gifted boy goes where no man has gone before: Radcliffe, a prestigious female-only school of sigilry. The Philosopher’s Flight is the ideal summer adventure for fantasy-lovers wondering what else might lie beyond that ocean horizon ...


Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

A funny and tender debut with just a hint of darkness, Goodbye Vitamin is the story of a young woman who goes home to care for her ailing father. It’s a perfect summer book that will have you laughing and crying into the sand.

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

When two girls go missing without a trace, it's up to Detective Vega to do the impossible and bring them home.Two Girls Down is a warp-speed thriller that will make a day in the sun feel like mere moments.


Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

It’s summertime in Brooklyn, and three former bandmates—now 40-something parents—are in for a memorable season when their teenage children get together and long-held secrets come out into the open. Modern Lovers is like that smart and funny friend you bring to the beach to hear the latest gossip.

Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Fiction and real life become indistinguishable in this thriller about a novelist writing a thriller—and the remarkable similarities between her book and her reality. This is a heart-pounding read that will keep you chilly under the hot summer sun.

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

For a beach read with an emotional undercurrent, pick up this magical story of a teenage girl who, following her mother's suicide, travels to Taiwan in search of her heritage. It’s a YA novel for summer readers looking to sink into a remarkable journey.