Top 10 Beach Reads

Headed to the beach? Take one of these with you!

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While these are in no particular order, Amazon.com has complied a list of best beach reads and here are a few of the top rated picks. 
  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - The story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a cancerous teen and her inevitable love story with Augustus Waters.
  2. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker - The true crime account of an investigation following the discovery of four dead women by award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker
  3. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri - Spanning decades from the1960s up to the present, this story tells the family tale of two asimilar brothers, a war torn nation and a brilliant woman.
  4. The Matchmaker: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand - The story of Dabney Kimball Beech, a woman coming to terms with her past and looking for love in the people closest to her.
  5. I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes - An “espionage thriller” tracking the interactions between, “ two geniuses, one a tortured hero and one a determined terrorist.”
  6. And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini - The author ofThe Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns does it again with this piece about love and its generational reverberations.
  7. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson - A nonfiction narrative that takes a look at some of the historic events that occurred in the summer of 1927, noting Al Capone, Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth as people of interest.
  8. War of the Whales: A True Story by Joshua Horwitz - Attorney Joel Reynolds and Navy marine biologist Ken Balcomb team up to shed light on the ocean environment and it’s entanglement with national security.
  9. One Plus One: A Novel by Jojo Moyes - This “opposites-attract love story” explores the life of Jess Thomas, a single mother with two jobs and two kids, making for a chaotic family.
  10. My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff - Explore literary New York in the late 90s with hopeful poet Joanna Rakoff as she becomes an assistant to the literary agent for the notable J. D. Salinger. 
This list was adapted from Amazon.com's list of Best Beach Reads.

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