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And Here It Is... The Beach-Reading Summer List

We have a wonderful mix of titles here. Hopefully, you will discover a new author or genre this summer!

The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd

The Storyteller

Jodi Piccoult

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014)

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

Jim Fergus

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

Flight Behavior

Barbara Kingsolver

A Spool of Blue Thread

Ann Tyler

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s

John Elder Robison

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

Walter Kirn

A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones)

George R. R. Martin

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

Orphan Train

Christina Baker Kline

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarity

The Nightingale

Kristan Hannah

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr (Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction 2015)

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg (nonfiction)

The Winter Sea

Susanna Kearsley

The Outlander Series

Diana Gabaldon

McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series

Marie Force

Green Mountain series

Marie Force

The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

A Land More Kind than Home

Wiley Cash (N.C. fiction)

The Secrets of Happy Families

Bruce Feiler

The Blue Bistro

Elin Hilderbrand

Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Carol Rifka Brunt

The Interestings

Meg Wolitzer


R.J. Palacio

Garden Spells

Sarah Addison Allen

The Dinner

Herman Koch

The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown


Dan Brown

World War Z:

Max Brooks

Before I Go to Sleep

S.J. Watson

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

Dark Places

Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel

Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Absent One (A Department Q Novel)

Jussi Adler-Olsen

A Conspiracy of Faith (A Department Q Novel)

Jussi Adler-Olsen

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Have a Wonderful Summer!