6 Best Beach Reads Winter 2022 – 2023

Best Beach Reads - Holiday In Nevis

Best Beach Reads – Holiday In Nevis

Beach Reads – The standard by which a beach read can be measured is varied, but one thing is for sure – it has to be entertaining. If the story isn’t going to serve as a vacation from your vacation, it’s not doing its job. Plus, considering this will likely be the first time you’ve been to a beach in a long time, the plot has got to be worth it.

Whether you’re in the mood for a page turner thriller or a devour-in-one-go romance, there’s a beach read book that suits your exact literary tastes just waiting for you to discover it. From there, you can turn pretty much anything into a beach read…just add sunshine, sand, and water….and a Killer Bee Rum Punch from Sunshine’s Beach Bar

The only difficult part will be deciding how many you beach read books want to pack to last you all trip long…however if you have an Kindle e-reader (#ad), consider the problem solved!

Best Thriller

Best Beach Reads - When No One Is Watching

When No One Is Watching

This thriller takes a look at gentrification and what it does to a community’s original inhabitants. When Sydney Green realizes her Brooklyn neighborhood is quickly becoming unrecognizable, she and her neighbor Theo investigate where the former residents have gone. Turns out, it wasn’t to the suburbs as they once thought.

Best Family Drama

Best Beach Reads - The Summer Place - Nevis Island

The Summer Place

Sarah Danhauser is dealing with a lot: Her 22-year-old stepdaughter got engaged to her pandemic boyfriend and wants to plan the wedding in three months. Plus, she’s dealing with drama from her own mother, twin brother, and husband. Don’t worry, author Jennifer Weiner ensures the wedding day is full of surprises, confrontations, and revelations galore.

Best Royal Goss Book

The Palace Papers - Beach Reads In Nevis

The Palace Papers by Tina Brown

Tina Brown, author of the famous Diana Chronicles, is back on the royal family beat with a look at everything that’s gone down in the years since Diana passed. You’ll get insight into Prince William and Prince Harry’s woes, Kate Middleton’s rise, Prince Andrew’s fall from grace, and so much more. (Prince Harry’s Visit To Nevis)

Most Unforgettable Book

Best Beach Reading Material - Memphis - Holiday In Nevis

Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow

Joan arrives in Memphis when she’s just 10 years old, with her younger sister and mother, seeking refuge from her father’s explosive temper. As Joan grows older, she starts painting portraits of the community around her, and learns stories about the maternal strength all around her.

Best New Biography

Anna: The Biography by Amy Odell

Anna – The Biography by Amy Odell

Considered the “definitive” biography of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Anna relies on interviews with the fashion powerhouse’s close friends and collaborators to tell the compelling story of her life. Written by fashion journalist Amy Odell. Currently a #1 Bestseller on Amazon.

Best Celebrity Memoir

Mean Baby - Selma Blair - Beach Reading

Mean Baby by Selma Blair

Actress Selma Blair is unflinchingly honest in this memoir, sharing stories about her penchant for drama as a child, her battle with alcoholism as an adult, and her eventual diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

Definitive Definition Of  Beach Reads

To some, the idea of a “beach read” fits the dictionary definition: “A book you can take on holiday, which is good enough to keep you engaged but not so serious it will spoil your holiday.” Romance fanatics like myself have a different definition, one more like The New York Times “American summer novel,” one featuring a whirlwind romantic story in a vacation spot far from a character or reader’s reality.

From its conception in 19th century middle-class vacation culture by authors like Louisa May Alcott, the American summer novel genre has been owned by women. While immensely popular with readers and placing at the top of “summer reading lists,” critics soon dismissed the genre as “light reading.”

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