16 beach reads you won't be able to put down this summer

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There are a few things that you just can't forget to pack when you're heading out on a summer vacation: sunscreen, a beach bag and, of course, a new book!

From a twisting family drama to an unexpected love story, we have rounded up 16 new books that are worth a read this summer. Keep scrolling to find your perfect beach read.

Beach reads for summer 2019

From the author of "Eat, Pray, Love" comes a 1940s love story set in New York's colorful theater world where protagonist Vivian finds love, trouble and adventure in her early 20s.
You won't be able to put down this dark yet humorous book that follows an MFA student that is sucked into a rich girl cult at her fancy New England college.
Every marriage has its secrets -- this suburban marriage just so happens to involve a lot of murder after this seemingly normal couple gets bored.
Said to be similar to "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Queenie" follows a Jamaican British woman that is navigating two cultures, dating and race in London.
What is Anna Fox, an agoraphobic woman, to do when she thinks she has seen a shocking crime happen in her new neighbor's house across the street?
When two people who hate each other wind up on a honeymoon together, they have to pretend to be a couple in love, but it might not all be pretending.
Familial secrets grow after Lucy's hard-to-please mother-in-law dies by suicide -- except it doesn't look like a suicide at all.
The MacAllister siblings are put to the task of settling their parents' estate, but first they have to solve a murder from their childhood that happened at their family camp.
Maddie and Theo share a best friend and a mutual hate for each other -- yet, they are all the other can think about after they spend an unexpected night together.
After going to visit her dying grandmother, Sylvie Lee disappears, leaving her younger sister Amy and her parents to figure out what happened.
"The Guest Book" goes back and forth in time across three generations of families and prompts questions of how and why we remember things the way that we do.
After a hurricane strikes the Southern coast hard, an unusual bunch of evacuees are forced to spend a trying week together as they weather the storm.
Jessica Shaw is a private investigator looking into the case of a little girl that was kidnapped 25 years ago. What's her first move after figuring out the little girl is her?
Single mother Amy Byler finally has a summer free and heads to NYC to relax and indulge for a change. How is she supposed to her return to her normal, rural life when summer ends?
Alicia and Gabriel seem like the perfect couple. That is until Alicia shoots her husband in the face and refuses to say one word about it.
The president's son and the prince across the pond become unlikely friends and, later, an even more unlikely couple.

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