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22 Buzzy Books to Read at the Beach (or On Your Couch) This Summer

books to take to the beach 2022
Design: theSkimm | Photos: Hyperion Avenue, Penguin Random House, Macmillan
May 26, 2022
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Good reads and the warm weather go together like us and our SPF (IYKYK). There’s just something about a light breeze and sunshine that makes reading the perfect book all the more satisfying. So whether you’re hitting the beach, the pool, your favorite park or your couch (with your trusted AC), we’ve got ya covered on all the latest and greatest new reads dropping this summer. From fun and frothy rom-coms to Sally Rooney-esque dramas and new celebrity memoirs, you’ll be soaking up the sun and your new fave book in no time. This summer’s gonna be lit(erary).

Fiction to read out by the pool

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PS: If you’re looking for more books about love, we gotchu. We rounded up our favorite reads with enemies-to-lovers plotlines, friends-with-benefits twists, and more. Check it out.


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Fiction you’ll want to enjoy in a quiet place

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Warning: This story mentions sexual assault, which could be triggering to some readers.

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Nonfiction you can read wherever, whenever

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Skimm'd by Margo Ghertner, Lindsay Schneider, and Emmy Favilla

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