Beach vacations are a time to relax and enjoy life, while taking in the sun and the sea. It’s because of the beach’s relaxing atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to enjoy a good book this summer.
While you are enjoying your time with your toes in the sand, consider reading one of these five books that are perfect for your beach vacation.
“The Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon
There’s nothing better to fight the heat than a book that takes place in Scotland. “The Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon is one of the most popular novels in contemporary literature, and for good reason. This novel is set in the Scottish Highlands in 1945, when Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, finds herself transported back to the Highlands circa 1743. It is a time of intrigue and rebellion, which causes a multitude of problems for Claire, the least of which is being forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a young Scottish warrior.
“Truly Madly Guilty” by Liane Moriarty
Liane Moriarty has had multiple top-ranked books on New York Times’ Bestsellers List for good reason. Her novels offer a humorous outlook on everyday life, while providing a sense of suspense that cannot be beat. Her newest book, “Truly Madly Guilty,” will be released on July 26, just in time for your beach vacation. Moriarty’s perfect combination of humor and spot-on observations about modern life will leave any reader entranced.
“Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson
For a classic beach read, look no further than Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”. This novel might have been published in 1883, but it still offers modern day readers the perfect escape from the real world. The book follows young Jim Hawkins as he travels the seas in a series of swashbuckling adventures. While it might be geared more towards a younger audience, even adults will find pleasure reliving the exciting adventures of pirates, treasure and the sea.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Kid” by J.K. Rowling
The beloved “Harry Potter” series might have ended with its eighth book, but author J.K. Rowling is looking to offer series lovers another glimpse into the world of magic through “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. Though this book is a play script, rather than a traditional novel, it allows readers to delve into Harry Potter’s life after he graduates from Hogwarts. Set for release on July 31, this play is the perfect way to stay relaxed while sitting in the sun.
“Me Before You: A Novel” by Jojo Moyes
Quickly becoming the love story of the current generation, “Me Before You” focuses on the life of Louisa Clark, an ordinary woman who has an ordinary life—until she begins working for Will Traynor, a man who once had everything at his fingertips, only to lose it all after an accident. This novel has recently been made into a film of the same name, which makes it even more appealing for a beach read. After all, there’s nothing better than reading the book after seeing the movie to discover the differences between the two.
Relax even more during your beach vacation and take the time to read one of these great books. Each of these books offers its own literary adventure, making them the perfect way to let your mind stress-free while on vacation.
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