5 Beach-y Reads Perfect for the Backyard

While the beaches near us might not been open anytime soon, we are craving some good beach reads to entertain us. Grab a spot at your local park or relax in your backyard with these summer reads. 

A Week At The Shore by Barbara Delinsky

This long-awaited new book from Delinsky revolves around three sisters reuniting at their family’s beach house. Of course, there’s always drama.

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

If you’re craving a rom-com read, Jasmine Guillory’s latest novel follows lawyer Olivia Monroe and hotshot junior senator Max Powell, who surprises her with a chocolate cake. This sweet surprise sparks a secret romance between the two. 

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Weiner is always a perfect “beach” read. Her new book is all about family, friendship and female relationships.

The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett

Set in the 1960s, identical twins run away from their small Louisiana town. We find out, years later, the two sisters live separate lives. One lives with her daughter in the same town and the other lives miles away as she secretly passes for white. 

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

Sure, this is a Jenna Bush Hager Book Club pick, which can be hit or miss, but this light read about messy family life is one you can savor in short chunks as you chase after the kids.


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This article also appeared in Chicago Parent’s June 2020 magazine. Read the rest of the issue here.

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