11 of the Finest Seaside Reads of Summer season 2020
Now more than ever, I would argue that we need summer beach readings – and some kind of water to read.
Beach reads are to me something you read while sitting on the beach – obviously. And the idea of a “Read beachFeels a little different Summer 2020. A book needs to grab your attention, but you can also put it down when the sounds of water and laughter – or just the heat – can no longer hold you back.
Beach reads is easy readings that will get you embracing those long, hot, and hazy summer days because, no matter how long you’ve been away from school, you know Labor Day is coming. Summer 2020 is unofficially over.
Here are two summer beach readings 2020 to celebrate summer and water. And when you’re done, check out the nine summers added Beach reads We are sure you will enjoy it!
Laugh out loud moments in this slice of life, a perfect beach reading!
Forty years of confessions
Alexandra Potter’s latest release is perfect Read beach – great characters, great setting (basically London, England) and a story that I can fully relate to. In addition, it’s fantastic fun. I laughed out loud in many places. People are likely to stare less if you laugh hysterically to themselves on the beach – they are too busy stranding.
Nell Steven returns to London after their business and relationship fail in sunny California. Unfortunately for Nell, her lifelong friends have gone on with their lives – they are all happily married and have children, while the high rent forced Nell to rent a room from a stranger.
“… In a world with a perfect Instagram life, she feels like a fuck. Worse, a fuck-up. But when she gets a job writing obituaries, Nell meets the Fabulous Cricket, an ’80s widow with challenges of her own, and they form an unlikely friendship. Together they help each other to heal their aching hearts, cope with the loss of planned lives and propel each other into new adventures and unexpected joys. “
Forty Years Confession is an exciting slice of life with realistic characters who have all of our typical flaws, insecurities and worries about whether we are doing enough.
Put down your blanket, bring a picnic basket of snacks, and spend the day reading this new publication from PGC Books, one of the most adorable escapists Books summer 2020 has to offer!
The light over London
Go to the beach – or the pool – and read this book between past and present. A perfect beach for 2020!
You wouldn’t think a book partly set during World War II would be a good thing Read beach, but Julia Kelly’s writing is just that.
The book moves between the present and tells the story of Cara Hargraves, who buries the past by engaging in her work with a gruff antique dealer. One day while cleaning out a manor house she comes across a diary and a picture that a young woman wrote during the Second World War. Cara begins researching who owns the diary so that she can reunite the diary with the woman or her family.
In 1941 Louise Keene was 19 years old and felt trapped in her small Cornish village. She was waiting for a rich boy her mother had chosen so she could return from the war and get married. She meets RAF Flight Lieutenant Paul Bolton at a local base and her life changes.
Desperate for a bigger life, Louise joins the British Army’s Relief Society as a rifleman in the anti-aircraft cannon unit to protect London during the air raids.
Then one day her letters are returned to Bolton and she “learns that war romance can have a much darker side”.
The light over London is another perfect beach reading. The characters – those in the past and present – are lovely; They cheer both Cara and Louise and wish both love and happiness. Her stories are also impressive: Cara looking for Louise and Louise while she lives her life.
It was also interesting to learn about the Gunner Girls that I didn’t know about and what life must have been like for them.
Other recommended summer beaches are:
- Books by Karen Swan
- Books by Lucy Diamond
- Harry Potter – everyone, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
You can find more ideas in the last summer beach readings:
More summer beach reads from past summers! Perfect beach reads from past summers
I know beaches are hard to find and may not be the kind of experience we are used to. Water and summer beach readings go hand in hand, so you can take those readings to the pool, by a river, or even by a bucket in the back yard.
A copy of forty years’ confessions was made available
from PGC Books for an honest review. The opinion is my own.
Lisa Day is passionate about books – owning them, reading them, writing about them, and talking about them. She always has at least one, maybe two or three books with her, and when she’s not reading, she writes about them. You can also find her on Twitter at @LisaMDayC; Instagram at @LisaMDayReads, Facebook at www.facebook.com/BookTime584 and GoodReads at http://bit.ly/ldgoodreads