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Best Beach Reads 2022

Best Beach Reads 2022

These best beach reads 2022 feature lots of romance and friendship, plus Vitamin D, summer vibes, beaches, pools, and coastal resorts, and are perfect to read at the beach, by the pool, or to take with you on vacation. Whether you call them summer novels, vacations reads, or beach reads, you’ll want to check out these best beach reads of 2022.

1. The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner

“From ‘the undisputed boss of the beach read’ (The New York Times), The Summer Place is a testament to family in all its messy glory; a story about what we sacrifice and how we forgive. Enthralling, witty, big-hearted, and sharply observed, this is Jennifer Weiner’s love letter to the Outer Cape and the power of home, the way our lives are enriched by the people we call family, and the endless ways love can surprise us.”

2. Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore

“As June turns to July turns to August, secrets will be unearthed, betrayals will come to light, and both Louisa and Kristie will ask themselves what they are owed and what they owe others. A delicious summer read and an exploration of family, responsibility, ambition and loss, Vacationland is Meg Mitchell Moore at her best.”

3. A Novel Obsession by Caitlin Barasch

“‘If you’ve ever felt tempted to “keep tabs on” a partner’s ex on Instagram and then found yourself down a rabbit hole of their vacation posts from three years ago, this debut novel—which follows a 24-year-old New Yorker named Naomi who becomes obsessed with her boyfriend’s former girlfriend—is for you.'”—Vogue, “Best New Beach Reads”

4. Book Lovers by Emily Henry

“An insightful, delightful new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.”

5. Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen

“For fans of Hustlers and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, the story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise—an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship from the author of Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners.”

6. Birds of California by Katie Cotugno

“Sparks fly and things get real in this sharply sexy and whip-smart romantic comedy set against the backdrop of a post #metoo Hollywood from New York Times bestselling author Katie Cotugno.”

7. Six Days in Rome by Francesca Giacco

“In this decadent, deeply evocative novel, a young artist travels to Rome to heal a broken heart, where she ​confronts loneliness and intimacy, rage and desire.”

8. Meant to Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein

“A sweeping love story in the vein of Rebecca Serle and Chloe Benjamin about a woman who knows the date she’ll meet her true love—only he isn’t quite as perfect as she always imagined.”

9. You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

“A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and ‘one of our greatest living writers’ (Shondaland) reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.”

10. The Last Resort: A Chronicle of Paradise, Profit, and Peril at the Beach by Sarah Stodola

“A captivating exploration of beach resort culture—from its roots in fashionable society to its undervalued role in today’s world economy—as the travel industry approaches a climate reckoning.”

Related: 10 Of The Best Literary Quotes About The Sea and 15 Quotes Celebrating Reading On Vacation

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