Well it’s the end of July. Summer might be coming closer to an end but I’m not sure staying home is. Tell me I’m not the only one spending my days reading a lot more than normal. While I wouldn’t mind reading beach side at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico in the middle of February, I’ve been reading at home. But, regardless of sand or water, these 3 beach reads are the perfect light-hearted and captivating books to escape reality right now!
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
Nina works at a bookstore and her life is exactly as the title says, bookish. Then one day she learns the father she never met has passed away. A wealthy father, who had a new wife and kids every couple decades. Then there’s this guy at trivia night. Did I mention Nina prefers her books and cat as company? This story was so incredibly charming with many laugh out-loud moments. The story keeps you guessing and is such a great can’t-put-down book!
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
This one is possibly my favorite of these 3 beach reads. Sure it’s got the structure of a regular romcom (nothing wrong with that!), but the story takes place at a renaissance fair! It was such a refreshing storyline with great details that made me miss visiting the time I attended the fair growing up. Emily is a newly single girl who comes to take care of her sister and niece for the summer. She ends up volunteering at the towns renaissance fair with her niece. First impressions don’t go well with everyone, particularly the guy in charge. But their banter is so good. Just trust me and read it – you’ll love it too!
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
I honestly wasn’t so sure about reading this one. It seemed a bit too cliched for a romcom. Lucy and Josh are assistants to the co-CEO’s at their joined publishing company. And they hate each other. Honestly, their office antics are so terribly immature but also hilarious if you remember this is fiction! The whole storyline actually kept me guessing the entire time what would happen next. And if you still aren’t sure, it’s about to be a movie staring Lucy Hale (literally a perfect match for the character Lucy) and Robbie Amell. The film is pre-production but I plan to re-read the book before the movie comes out. The fact that it’s worth a second read should be enough to convince you to check it out!