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7 Best Beach Reads For Summer 2016

Warm summer weather means it’s time to pack up your bag with a great new book, don your sunglasses, and hit the beach. From gripping thrillers to epic romances, these titles from our sister company, Simon & Schuster, are the perfect companions for your day on the sand.

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Beach Reads One True Loves
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Kick back with the breathtaking love story, One True Loves. Early in their marriage, Emma Blair’s husband disappeared. Years later, just as Emma finds new love, her husband returns, leaving her to choose between the husband she thought long dead and the fiancé who brought her back to life.

By Lisa Jewell

Beach Reads The Girls In The Garden
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Dark secrets are exactly what you need to stay entertained all day in the sun, and that's just what The Girls in the Garden provides. During a festive neighborhood party, preteen Pip finds her sister Grace lying unconscious and bloody. Their “safe” neighborhood becomes a place of mystery as the search for her assailant begins.

By Lisa Lutz

Beach Reads The Passenger
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The Passenger is an intense read, perfect for any vacation. Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois changes her name and flees town. Thus begins this blistering thriller about a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she tries to escape her past.

By Elisabeth Egan

Beach Reads A Window Opens
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From the beloved books editor at Glamour magazine comes, A Window Opens, the story of a modern woman attempting to have it all. Alice Pearse is thrilled with her new job at a hip young start-up, but when her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, and her kids start to grow up, she must ask herself, what does she really want?

By Megan Miranda

Beach Reads All The Missing Girls
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If you devoured Luckiest Girl Alive last summer, then All The Missing Girls, is your next beach read! Ten years ago, Nicolette left her hometown not long after the disappearance of her best friend, Corrine. Now, days after she returns home, another girl goes missing, reopening Corrine’s case.

By Midge Raymond

Beach Reads My Last Continent
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As the summer gets hotter, cool down with My Last Continent, a novel set in Antarctica. Each summer, scientists Deb and Keller play tour guide on a small expedition ship. When Keller ends up on a sinking ship among the icy waters, Deb must go from researcher to rescuer in order to save him.

By Arturo Perez-Reverte

Beach Reads What We Become
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Climb aboard another ocean liner with this passionate love affair, What We Become. In 1928, a beautiful high society woman and an elegant thief meet on a cruise ship from Lisbon to Buenos Aires. Over the next forty years, their lives will intersect time and again, as their love grows from the fervor of youth to the dawn of old age.

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