2022 Beach Reads

Warm weather is here already—and so are this year’s beach reads!

May 25, 2022

Relax and enjoy the warm weather (or the cool air conditioning!) with one of these great new beach reads.

Check out beachy reads from previous years: 2020 | 2021


Beach house summer

Beach House Summer

Sarah Morgan

After her celebrity chef ex-husband dies in a car accident, Joanna reaches out to the young, pregnant woman who was his passenger and offers her the privacy and respite of a cozy beach house away from paparazzi.

The Boardwalk Bookshop

The Boardwalk Bookshop

Susan Mallery

Three best friends brought together by chance, bookshop owners Bree, Mikki and Ashley each get a chance for a new beginning and a love to last a lifetime when they fight for what they really want.

Every summer after

Every Summer After

Carley Fortune

Five summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right. A magazine writer has to make a choice when she returns to the lake she grew up on, and to the man she thought she’d never have to live without, in this achingly nostalgic debut.

Flying solo

Flying Solo

Linda Holmes

Returning to her Maine hometown to handle her grandmother’s estate, Laurie investigates a love letter and a mysterious wooden duck she found at the bottom of a cedar chest and is swept up in a journey of self-discovery and antiques.

An Island Wedding

An Island Wedding

Jenny Colgan

Flora MacKenzie and her fiance have their plans for their tiny “sweetheart wedding” on the Scottish island of Mure disrupted when an expat with money wants to throw the most extravagant wedding possible on the same day.

It All Comes Down to This

It All Comes Down to This

Therese Fowler

A warm, keenly perceptive novel of sisterhood, heartbreak, home, and what it takes to remake a life at its halfway point, for fans of Ann Patchett and Emma Straub. Meet the Geller sisters: Beck, Claire,and Sophie, a trio of strong-minded women whose pragmatic, widowed mother, Marti, will be dying soon and taking her secrets with her.

The lifeguards

The Lifeguards

Amanda Eyre Ward

Three mothers, who have raised their kids together for 15 years, Whitney, Annette and Liza find the perfect world they have so painstakingly created shattered by the unthinkable when a secret their three boys—all lifeguards—have been keeping is revealed.

The lost summers of Newport

The Lost Summers of Newport

Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig,, Karen White.

Three New York Times best-selling authors combine their talents in this novel of money and secrets set among the famous mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, from the Gilded Age to the present day.

My summer darlings

My Summer Darlings

May Cobb

When Will Harding comes to town, moving into the neighborhood’s grandest homes, three close friends become obsessed with this man who upends each of their lives in ways that are far more sinister and deadly than any of them could have ever imagined.

Notes on your sudden disappearance

Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance

Alison Espach

Fascinated by rising senior and local basketball star Billy Barnes, who mans the concession stand at the town pool, Sally, during the summer before eighth grade, watches her older sister fall in love with Billy until a tragedy leaves Sally’s life forever intertwined with his.

The romantic agenda

The Romantic Agenda

Claire Kann

Thirty, flirty, and asexual, Joy is secretly in love with her best friend, Malcolm, but she’s never been brave enough to say so. When he unexpectedly announces that he’s met the love of his life-and no, it’s not Joy-she’s heartbroken. Malcolm invites her on a weekend getaway, and Joy decides it’s her last chance to show him exactly what he’s overlooking. But maybe Joy is the one missing something…or someone…and his name is Fox.

The shore

The Shore

Katie Runde

When their father, the owner of a beachside real estate company, develops a brain tumor, needing constant care, siblings Liz and Evy still seek out summer adventures while their mother tries to keep it together, wishing to leave the beach behind her.

Something wilder

Something Wilder

Christina Lauren

When the man who broke her heart is in her tourist group, Lily Wilder, the daughter of a notorious treasure hunter, after the trip goes horribly and hilariously wrong, must decide whether she’ll risk her life and heart on the adventure of a lifetime.

Summer at the Cape

Summer at the Cape

RaeAnne Thayne

When her sister Lily drowns while saving a child, Cami Porter returns to Cape Sanctuary where Lily’s business Coastal Pines Glamping is threatened by the man from whom she leased the land, and must keep Lily’s dream alive while dealing with grief and the complexities of relationships.

The summer getaway

The Summer Getaway

Susan Mallery

Jumping at the chance to visit her beloved great-aunt in California to escape her life, Robyn begins to see herself and the people she loves most with a bit more clarity, pushing her to take chances she hadn’t dreamed of before.

Summer love

Summer Love

Nancy Thayer

Reuniting 26 years after an amazing summer in Nantucket, four friends realize life hasn’t worked out the way they had all hoped as they confront the past, while their children, exploring the island together, experience love and heartbreak, and forge lifelong bonds just as their parents did years ago.

Summer on the island

Summer on the Island

Brenda Novak

Returning to a small island off the coast of Florida to help her mother settle the family estate, Marlow Madsen finds her idyllic getaway shattered when her father’s will reveals a shocking secret that tarnishes his impeccable reputation and everything she thought she knew about her family.



Meg Mitchell Moore

While staying at her parents’ house in Maine, Louisa must unravel a family mystery, while newly arrived Kristie cannot keep her various lives from colliding forever, and as these two women cross paths, they will ask themselves what they are owed and what they owe others.

What matters most

What Matters Most

Courtney Walsh

Jameson Shaw came to Nantucket for one reason: deliver his letter to Emma and never return. But when he sees an opportunity to help her, he takes a chance, desperate to atone for his past. He never planned to keep his connection to her husband a secret or to fall in love with her. After all, he knows that their new relationship might not survive the discovery of who he really is.