Fun Summer Reading Challenges and the 2023 Beach Read Hub
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that each year we release an Ultimate Beach Read guide for the summer. Inspired by our annual reading challenge, we’ve also created adult Summer reading challenges!
After 5 years of blogging, we’ve written 5 of those ultimate lists, as well as numerous other summer reading lists.
This is why we wanted to put all the beach read book lists in one place.
Introducing – The 2023 Beach Read Hub!
Below, you will find links and brief descriptions to each of our Ultimate beach reads, pool reads, and beach-set lists. They are laid out in chronological order.
Each time we publish a list that is summer reading-related, we will update the 2023 Beach Read Hub.
Summer Reading Challenges
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you know that each quarter we release a free magazine with reading challenge picks and new release highlights. Now, you’ll get a downloadable version of Summer Reading Bingo each year too!
2023 Summer Reading Challenge
It’s 2023 beach read season and we’ve got a whole new series of prompts for this year’s summer reading challenge.
2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Summer reading challenges are our thing. This year’s includes books about the circus, historical fantasy, thrillers, and books set in Britain are just some of the fun prompts in this year’s Summer Reading Bingo.
2021 Summer Reading Challenge
The Original Summer Reading Bingo!! The adult reading challenge that’s becoming an annual tradition. Fun prompts and great prizes designed to have your summer all booked!
Are you already participating in the 2023 reading challenge? For more reading challenges, check out the complete list of reading challenges here.
Beach Reading Lists
2023 Ultimate Beach Reads
The hottest summer reads of 2023! This list features more than 70 of the best books published in the past year for you to read on the beach!
13 Pool Reads for 2023
Over a dozen fun poolside reads that even have pools on the front cover!! Featuring books by Steven Rowley, Sally Hepworth, Wendy Francis, and more!
The Best Beach Books of All Time
20 of our all-time favorite beach books. Thrillers, mysteries, fiction, romance, fantasy, and more. These are the best beach books of all time!
Books Set at Vacation Locales
22 Best Boat Books and Sailing Novels for Vacation
There are dozens of fun stories set on the water! From romances to historical fiction, these boat books are perfect for your next vacation.
7 Sensational Lake Books You Will Love
Get swept away on your next lake vacation with the charming romances and creepy thrillers on this list!
22 Terrific Hotel Novels to Indulge in on Vacation
Next time you are set to stay at a hotel, grab a book set in one too! These mysteries, romances, thrillers, and middle-grade picks are perfect for reading while enjoying room service.
Books Set at the Beach
Transport yourself to Capri, Nantucket, Montauk, Jeju, and the Caribbean with 21 delightful books set at the beach.
Books Set in Cornwall
The craggy coastline and rocky beaches make Cornwall the perfect setting for many novels. We gathered a list of our favorite books set there in this list.
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Ultimate Beach Reads Lists From Previous Years
Ultimate Beach Reads 2022
80+ amazing beach reads for 2022!! We’ve got the scoop on the latest books from Rebecca Serle, Charmaine Wilkerson, Fiona Davis, Chandler Baker, and more!
Ultimate Beach Reads 2021
The latest list of over 74 books across various genres that are perfect for Summer 2021. Mysteries, Thrillers, Romances, Non-Fiction, and more.
Ultimate Beach Reads 2020
This was the year we really kicked UBR up a notch with over 80 recommendations of books to read at the shore!
Ultimate Beach Reads 2019
Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Fantasies, Thrillers, and more. There are always tons of recommendations for summer reading in these lists.
Ultimate Beach Reads 2018
50 books spanning multiple genres, all picked out because they are light enough to enjoy by the sea but engaging enough to keep the pages turning.
Ultimate Beach Reads 2017
The Beach Read list that started them all! We laid out 50 books that we thought would be great for summer reading. Little did we know it would become a year series, beloved by our readers!