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 an adult Summer reading challenge!
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 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 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!
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.
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.
The Beach Read Hub
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!
20 of our all-time favorite beach books. Thrillers, mysteries, fiction, romance, fantasy, and more. These are the best beach books of all time!
Transport yourself to Capri, Nantucket, Montauk, Jeju, and the Caribbean with 21 delightful books set at the beach.
The latest list of over 74 books across various genres that are perfect for Summer 2021. Mysteries, Thrillers, Romances, Non-Fiction, and more.
Picks from Bianca Marais, Elizabeth Acevedo, Farrah Rochon, T.J. Klune and more. Each book is perfect for reading while laying poolside.
This was the year we really kicked UBR up a notch with over 80 recommendations of books to read at the shore!
Books and Pool Floats? Yes, please! We pair books by Katherine Collette, Jenny Colgan, Hannah Orenstein, Riley Costello, and more authors with pool floats that are on theme.
Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Fantasies, Thrillers, and more. There are always tons of recommendations for summer reading in these lists.
10 book recommendations based on previous bestsellers you might have read. For example, did you like Amy Poehler’s Yes Please? Try Staying Up with Hugo Best.
B.A. Paris, Jo Piazza, Thea Lim, and other authors are highlighted in this edition of pool reads. Each book is perfect for summer reading with your feet in the water.
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.
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.
We look at 4 books, each from a different genre, that e think would be perfect for vacation reading any time of year.
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!