Best Beach Reads for Summer 2016

Summer is my favorite time to dive back into my bookworm ways. When I was younger, I always had my nose in a book! I read through my middle school library in just my first year there and had to resort to getting a public library card and then reading my way through the entire teens section at Barnes and Noble. I think reading so much is really what helped me develop strong writing skills and really fueled my love for storytelling!

best beach reads for summer 2016

So now, when it gets warmer out and I have a bit more time on my hands, I love to pick up a couple “beach reads” that are great for reading on a plane, reading while tanning, or just reading before bed on a warm summer night.

If you’re looking for some books to read this summer, allow me to offer up my best recommendations!


1.The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

This book follows a group of women in the 60s who form a writing club after growing tired of not exercising their creativity and true passions. It’s such a sweet story and really shows what life was like for women during that day in age. Certainly inspiring for any bloggers or writers out there!

2. Nice is Just a Place in France by the Betches

This is a fun one. Learn how to get everyone to like you and basically win at everything. You’ll laugh your sandy cheeks off!

3. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho

If you want a deep, thoughtful romance novel this is for you. I recommend this if and only if you are a well-versed bookworm who doesn’t mind something a little foreign and a little….adult. It’s quite beautiful though. Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite writers.

4. Summer at Tiffany by Majorie Hart

If you love what comes in those cute little blue boxes, you have to read about the two women who were the first women to ever work at Tiffany’s. Such a cute read!

5. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen’s novels taught me everything I need to know about love. I mean seriously, something out of those novels really helped me because I’ve managed to date a really amazing guy for almost 6 years. Little does he know, Sarah Dessen taught me everything about relationships. And I get all my really great one-liners from her character’s dialogue. This one of hers is one of my favorites and very beach appropriate!

6. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I’m sure every blog has been telling you to read this book in 2016, but I’m just going to remind you again. SO. GOOD. Definitely a thriller! And now that the movie is going to be coming out soon, you gotta read it before you head to the theater.

What’s your favorite summer beach read?