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Best Beach Reads – Best 2021 Summer Books

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Whether you’re relaxing next to the ocean or in a lounge chair on your back porch, your summer reading will be more enjoyable with one of these books in your hand and another in your beach bag.

The Best 2021 Beach Reads - text over image of 4 book covers - Malibu Rising, Finlay Donovan is Killing It, The Siren, and It Had to Be You

What type of book makes the best beach read for the Book Girls?

We want our summer books to be very engaging, but not super-deep. The kinds of books that keep the pages turning are key, especially when there are light, fun moments to counter serious scenes. Sometimes we want a love story, sometimes a family drama, and sometimes we want a gripping novel full of suspense. Our favorite might be when we’re able to escape to a different world than our own real life. Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re on an island for a while?

With that description in mind, we gathered some of our favorite new beach books from 2021 to give you a good book selection that will keep you entertained all summer long.

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The Best 2021 Summer Beach Reads

Our 2020 Summer Picks

Looking for a bit older book you might have a better chance of snagging at the library?

These were our favorite summer reads published last year.

Have you read any great books for summer this year? Share them in the comments below!

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