It’s so freaking hot in North Carolina and there’s only one thing I want to do these days: relax at the beach. I’ve been taking every opportunity I can to head east and bury my toes in the sand, and no beach trip is complete without a book.
When I’m at the beach, I always reach for a book that’s light, fluffy, and has a swoon-worthy romance. Above all, I want a story that’s going to match my surroundings and make me feel warm and sunny! Here are some 2020 releases that would make the perfect beach read.
beach read by emily henry
This one might be a little bit obvious but it’s legitimately the perfect beach read! Two authors struggling through their writer’s block by writing books in the other’s genre? While there’s a beach in the background?!? I’m sold. This book is so high on my TBR right now and I’m just waiting for my next beach trip to finally break it out.
the upside of falling by alex light
The Upside of Falling is about Becca and Brett, whose nagging friends drive them to pretend that they’re in a relationship just to get some peace and quiet. But as we all know, pretend romances are never as pretend as they appear.
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of curses and kisses by sandhya menon
If you like your beach reads with a little sprinkle of magic, Of Curses and Kisses is the book for you. This retelling of Beauty and the Beast features Jaya and Grey, two students at St. Rosetta’s Academy whose dueling families and age-old curses inexplicably drive them together.
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19 love songs by david levithan
19 Love Songs is a collection inspired by author David Levithan’s tradition of writing a story for his friends every Valentine’s Day. It includes fiction, nonfiction, and verse, all focusing on both big and small moments of love. According to reviews, some of the stories call back to other works that Levithan has published, so this is a great book to grab if you’ve read his books before.
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lucky caller by emma mills
Childhood friends/enemies Nina and Jamie have to produce a radio show together as part of their senior year. The show seems ill-fated, with tensions among the group and a spiral of internet rumors threatening the show’s production, but who’s to say something beautiful can’t come out of a chaotic circumstance?
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tweet cute by emma lord
I’ve seen this book all over Instagram and it’s obviously the perfect fluffy romance for a relaxing beach day! Pepper and Jack find themselves in a Twitter feud on behalf of their family businesses and quickly become each others’ enemies, all while they’re falling in love in real life.
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been there, married that by gigi levangie grazer
Been There, Married That is a great pick if you’re looking for an adult novel or something that will definitely make you ugly-laugh. Perfect Hollywood wife Agnes Murphy Nash gets blindsided by a divorce from her husband Trevor, who’s determined to make sure she gets nothing from their marriage. However, Agnes isn’t the type to go down without a fight.
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That’s all for this list! Have you read any of these books? What makes the perfect beach book for you?
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