Best Beach Books And The Towns They’re Based In

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Are you someone that enjoys sitting back with a good book at the beach? It’s pretty relaxing lying there with the sun shining down on you as you escape into a brilliant new world. Of course, what’s better than reading a book at the beach? Reading a book that’s set at the beach. If you’re looking for somewhere sunny to spend your next vacation, the places featured in these great reads might be the best place to visit.

French Riviera (Bonjour Tristesse)

“Bonjour Tristesse” has been around for quite a while now. It was written back in the ‘50s, making it a classic by today’s standard. Centered around a teenager enjoying summer in the French Riviera, it’s a story full of love, revenge and betrayal – a true drama. It was considered a bit raunchy when it was first released, but it’s no “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The French Riviera is not only the perfect setting for the story, but it’s also a great place to enjoy the book. There’s nowhere more elegant to sit by the coast and enjoy the juicy story.

Australia (The Bodysurfers)

Robert Drewe is a big name in Australia, and after reading his work, it’s clear to see why. “The Bodysurfers,” which is a collection of short stories set on the country’s glorious coastline, recreates the breathtaking landscape perfectly. You’d never need to visit the country to know what it’s like to chill out on the beaches there, but you absolutely should. You can learn about the happenings of the Lang family all while soaking up the golden sun. What could be more perfect?

Rodanthe (Nights in Rodanthe)

Nicholas Sparks is pretty much the king of the modern-day romance novel. Loads of his works have been turned into films, and they’ve all done pretty well for themselves. One of the author’s best is “Nights in Rodanthe,” which follows two divorced singletons as they fall in love on vacation. Their romance is rocked by the realization that going home will mean having to leave each other, and is partly inspired by real-life events. As the title suggests, the story takes place in Rodanthe, a town in North Carolina. The coastal location has a very small community, so it’s ideal if you want some peace and quiet to enjoy your book.

Martha’s Vineyard (The Identicals)

As a New York Times bestselling author, Elin Hilderbrand knows a thing or two about writing. Her book “The Identicals” proves that. Set around Massachusetts, the novel explores the relationship between two twin sisters. Although their differences broke them apart over the years, they’re forced to face their issues when a family crisis brings them together. As with Sparks’ novel, “The Identicals” borrows elements from Hilderbrand’s own life, including the use of twins and the setting of Martha’s Vineyard. The island is a popular destination in the summer, with its population more than quadrupling on a yearly basis. People can’t get enough of all the coastal opportunities on offer.

Florida/Cuba (The Old Man and the Sea)

Ernest Hemmingway is one of the most respected writers of his generation. He’s given us many great works, including the short novel “The Old Man and the Sea.” As the story is about a fisherman, part of the book is set out to sea, most notably in the Florida Straits. The areas near this stretch of water like Fort Lauderdale and Fort Pierce make for great vacation spots, although you can’t pass up the chance to visit Cuba either. You’re sure to be engrossed in the story of Santiago and his quest for a large marlin as you enjoy the intense Cuban heat.

There’s nothing like escaping into another world thanks to a good book, especially when it’s set somewhere in real life. Not only do these coastal reads offer us a great story to get engrossed in, but they also give us fantastic inspiration for our next vacation.

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Here’s what book to read this summer based on your zodiac sign


Here’s what book to read this summer based on your zodiac sign

Now that we’ve officially kicked off summer solstice, it’s time to get back to our fave summer activities, like reading just for the pure bliss of it. One of the very best parts of summer is finding that perfect summer read to bring with you to the beach or on vacation to while away the lazy hazy hours.

Of course, with so many amazing titles out there, the hardest part is choosing which book is best for you. This is why you might want to turn to the stars and let your zodiac sign nudge you to the right section of the bookstore.

The suggestions below are a beautiful mix of fiction and non-fiction that will undoubtedly speak to the soul of both your inner bookworm and your zodiac sign. And with Cancer season starting this week, this is the perfect time to emulate the homebody crab and curl up with a good book.

Here’s the best summer book for you, according to your zodiac sign.

CANCER

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William Morrow Paperbacks

Being the sensitive and romantic soul you are, Cancer, you don’t mind a good cry. And though you’re an innate homebody, you do long for a grand adventure in someplace new. You’ll love Julia Whelan’s My Oxford Year, a romantic novel set in Oxford, England about an American student named Ella who must choose between her career aspirations and a new love. (Or does she?) Swoon.

LEO

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Hogarth Press

As the lioness of the zodiac, you’re bold, different, and you’re not afraid of a little eroticism. You’ll want to pick up The Pisces by Melissa Broder, which embodies all that you crave. While it might not be titled “The Leo,” you’ll still love this story about romantic obsession between an academic and a…merman. Yes, really.

VIRGO

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Dial Books

What most people don’t realize about you is how deep you can get, Virgo. You love exploring philosophical thoughts and getting in tune with the spiritual side of life. A good place to start with your spiritual quest would be This Moment Is Your Life (and So Is This One): A Fun and Easy Guide to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga by Mariam Gates. Plus, you’ll love the illustrations by Lilly VanderPloeg.

LIBRA

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G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Nobody loves a good old fashioned romance like you, Libra. And if it involves beautiful backdrops and exquisite fashion? Well, then you’re pretty much already infatuated. Which is why you’ll fall head over heels for Melissa de la Cruz’s Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story, the sequel the bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story about the romance between a young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler.

SCORPIO

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Bloomsbury USA

For the moody and erotic Scorpio, a thrilling love story with elements of intrigue and mystery is right up your alley. You’ll gravitate toward Adrienne Celt’s Invitation to a Bonfire about a young Russian working-class orphan who gets caught up in a love triangle with her American professor and his brilliant wife.

SAGITTARIUS

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Knopf

You love a good adventure, Sag, especially those which take you to unexplored places where you can tap into new parts of yourself. You’ll fall in love with Kamin Mohammadi’s Bella Figura: How to Live, Love, and Eat the Italian Way, her memoir on moving to Florence and finding love (and self-love) in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

CAPRICORN

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Atria Books

As the practical and ambitious sign of the zodiac, Capricorns appreciate what it means to get ahead in this world. Seriously loyal and just and fair, you’re also not afraid to fight for what’s right. Enter Frederik Backman’s Us Against You, the sequel to his best-selling Beartown, about the lengths a community will go to preserve their reputations.

AQUARIUS

Picture of 50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life Book
Workman Publishing Company

Ultra-intellectual and always seeking the uniqueness in life, Aquarians love to be creatively challenged and stimulated as much as possible. No doubt you’ll want to pick up Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst’s 50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life: Practical Lessons in Pencil and Paper, a step-by-step instruction guide on the art of drawing.

PISCES

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Pamela Dorman Books

You’re a deep feeling soul, Pisces, who actually likes to feel feelings and get lost in the dramas of other peoples’ lives for a change. No shame. You’ll fall hard for Catherine Isaac’s You Me Everything, which depicts one family’s life-changing summer in the French countryside that’s filled with joy, love, and, yes, feels.

ARIES

Picture of Make Trouble Book
Touchstone

The leader of the zodiac, Aries, you like to stand up and speak up for what you believe in. Which is why you’ll feel inspired and empowered by Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards. Get ready to unleash your #girlboss prowess like never before.

TAURUS

Picture of Social Creature Book
Doubleday

You’re filled with desire, Taurus, and you’re a true sensualist in every sense of the word with a penchant for the luxe life. Which is why you’ll get sucked into Tara Isabella Burton’s debut thriller Social Creature, a seductive tale splashed amidst the glitz and glam of NYC.

GEMINI

Picture of And Now We Have Everything Book
Little, Brown and Company

Known for your quick wit and intelligence, Geminis love a good non-fiction yarn that informs, entertains, and makes sense of their world. This pretty much sums up And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready, Meghan O’Connell’s funny-yet-relatable account on becoming a mother for the first time. P.S. You don’t need to be a mom to enjoy it!

There you have it, bbs. Grab your fave book and have yourself a good read. You deserve it!

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“I think they all crave stakes,” came the response from Joe regarding the fans. “To be honest, you diminish the power of something if it doesn’t have an ending at some point. It has to have an ending. For us, as comic book fans, we appreciate when a character death would occur in the books, because then a new run; a new voice would come in years later and re-interpret the characters.

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