Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner! I have my swimsuit selected and my adorable floating coozie on standby ready to hold a fruity adult beverage.
The most important beach bag necessity, besides sunscreen of course, is a beach read!
I spent the weekend scouring Goodreads to find the best of the best to read this summer as I pack my bags for Anna Maria Island on Friday. Here are the four books that will be accompanying me on my trips this summer.
Startup by Doree Shafrir
Since I work for a startup, it feel compelled to read this and see what similarities I find. I just started it this weekend and found their reference to unlimited snacks, both painstakingly healthy and tragically unhealthy, spot on. I’m also a sucker for a book with a pretty cover.
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
This author should sound familiar since she wrote The Girl on the Train (excellent book, horrible movie). Nothing beats getting lost in an amazing thriller while getting an amazing tan on the beach. I’ve seen this book promoted everywhere, so I hope it lives up to the hype!
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Beach reads don’t just need to be romance novels, sometimes a history lesson is just what the doctor ordered. I’ve heard great things about this book (did you know it won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction??) and find this time period so interesting, so it officially made my summer reading list!
The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost by Rachel Friedman
I got this one in my Hello Book Lover box a few months ago and have been saving it for the right moment. Nothing gets me more excited for a big adventure than reading about other people’s big adventures. My trip to Switzerland to hike Mount Blanc with my father is a month, away so it’s time to start reading and get my travel bug back!
Side note: Two super fun, light-hearted beach reads not on this list (because I already read them) are My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella and Paris for One by Jojo Moyes. They won’t be winning the Pulitzer Prize anytime soon, but they definitely do the trick of helping you relax and escape the world for a few hours.
What are you planning on reading this summer?