This story originally appeared on The Shops at Columbus Circle.
There’s something about summer and a good beach read that goes hand in hand. So, what’s on your reading list? If the answer is “I don’t know,” you’ve come to the right place. There’s no better literary authority than Amazon Books, which has a brick-and-mortar location on the third floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle. Here, the experts at Amazon give us their picks for 2019’s best beach reads.
“Montauk: A Novel” by Nicola Harrison
With a title like this, what’s not to love? First-time author Nicola Harrison’s romantic novel takes place in Montauk in 1938 and tells the story of a woman who spends a transformative summer by the sea.
“Red, White & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston
Talk about a riveting royal romance: “Red, White & Royal Blue” is the hilarious and heartwarming tale of a British prince who falls in love with an American chap that just happens to be the son of the first woman U.S. president.
“Spare Room” by Dreda Say Mitchell
This twisty dark psychological thriller documents a troubled young woman’s encounter in a very scary place with a puzzling past. Will she be able to make it out of this nightmare alive? Will you be able to put this one down? We don’t think so.
“The High Tide Club: A Novel” by Mary Kay Andrews
Turns out you can judge a book by its cover. Mary Kay Andrews has been called the queen of the beach read, and she delivers again with this book about a mysterious woman who lives in a crumbling mansion by the sea.
“Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune” by Roselle Lim
You’re going to eat up this delicious read. A young woman from San Francisco’s Chinatown goes home and discovers that she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant and that the fate of the neighborhood lies in her hands.
“The Last House Guest” by Megan Miranda
The coastal town of Littleport, Maine is the perfect summer getaway and the setting for a long-standing friendship between two girls — until tragedy befalls. This gripping story takes a number of twists and turns before revealing the truth.
“The Friend Zone” by Abby Jimenez
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry — and you won’t want to step away from this frothy romantic comedy about a girl who meets a guy at her best friend’s wedding. But their future might be jeopardized by a secret that she is hiding.
“The Summer Guests” by Mary Alice Monroe
New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe has written a page turner about a late-summer hurricane on the Southern coast that forces a group of friends to flee for the mountains and find out who they really are.
“The Favorite Daughter” by Patti Callahan Henry
Mixing heartache and family drama, this story about a travel writer who returns home for the first time in 10 years to visit her ailing father will have you thinking about preserving your own family's memories.