Summer is coming, which means long days spent relaxing on the beach. Make your days more enjoyable by grabbing a book for your time on the shore. These best beach reads for summer 2022 will help you find the right book for your next beachside adventure.
A Novel Obsession by Caitlin Barach
Twenty-four-year-old Naomi desperately wants to be an author, but she can’t find the right story. And then she falls in love with Caleb, and things seem to be going well, until Rosemary. Caleb’s ex-girlfriend, Rosemary, works in literature and, on paper, seems to be the better version of Naomi. Naomi is desperate to learn more about her, and before she realizes what she’s doing, her Instagram stalking becomes a friendship under false pretenses. As Naomi’s lies and half-truths spiral out of control, she finds reality and fiction more and more difficult to separate. Soon she’s manipulating the most important people in her life, all in the name of writing her story. Eventually she’ll have to decide who—and what—she’s willing to sacrifice for her craft.
Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen
Ava Wong has always been the strait-laced, rule-following Chinese American lawyer. With a successful career, surgeon husband, young son, and beautiful home, Ava seemingly has it all. But in reality, Ava feels like her life is falling apart. Her marriage is failing, she hasn’t used her law degree in years, and she doesn’t know how many more toddler tantrums her sanity can take. And then Winnie Fang, Ava’s college roommate, comes back into the picture. As she looks to reconnect with Ava, Winnie reveals she’s developed a nearly foolproof, highly successful counterfeit handbag business. But after Ava gets roped into helping Winnie, things go sideways, and Ava is left to face the consequences alone.
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
Jess is looking for a fresh start and decides to visit her brother, Ben, in Paris. But when she arrives, no one is there. And the longer Ben stays missing, the more worried Jess gets. As she starts to get to know Ben’s neighbors, she realizes everyone knows more than they’re letting on. Jess finds herself thrown into a web of secrets that quickly starts unraveling. What happened to Ben, and will Jess be able to leave the apartment?
Florida Woman by Deb Rogers
Jame is a born-and-bred Florida Woman. She grew up on the beach, has weathered hurricanes, and now cemented her Florida Woman status after a video of her arrest goes viral. Jamie never even meant to commit a crime, but now she has to face the music. In hopes of avoiding jail time, Jamie takes a sentence to serving community service at a monkey sanctuary. At first, Jamie hopes this will be the fresh start she needs—but as she continues her service, she realizes there’s something sinister happening. Jamie ventures deeper into the sanctuary’s secrets and her summer becomes even stranger than she could ever imagine.
The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner
As a family gathers at their Cape Cod summer home for twenty-two-year-old Ruby’s wedding, things don’t go exactly as planned. Sarah, Ruby’s step-mother, is concerned Ruby is rushing into this wedding. Sarah’s husband has also been more distant, trying to keep his own past from coming into the light. Sarah’s twin brother is trying to find a new start. And Ruby must address the old wounds her mother left years ago. And as the family spends time together, secrets come to light, revelations are exposed, and love abounds in this story about finding family and home.
Relax on the beach with these best beach reads for summer 2022
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