Win XOXOAD’s Favorite Beach Reads!

There’s nothing like a beach read. You can read them all year long but, in reality, you save them up until you get the chance to lounge in the sun and allow yourself to be transported to another place.

One of our favorites this year is The Summer’s End by Mary Alice Monroe. Everything about Mary Alice’s Lowcountry Summer series makes you want to pack your bags and indulge in the charm and sultry beauty of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Read on for an excerpt, and enter for a chance to win a bundle of our favorite beach reads for this summer!


Making good her escape, Harper flew out the front door, aware that the sun waited for no man or woman. She was met with cool and sweet-tasting morning air. The wind that had roiled the ocean all night had chased away the humidity and heat, leaving the morning air unusually refreshing for August. In the quiet, all sounds were amplified. Above her, the leaves of the great oak tree rustled in the breeze and the palm fronds rattled. Beneath her feet the gravel crunched loudly as she hurried across the driveway to the garage. The rusty, trusty old bicycle leaned against the wall. She pulled it out from the garage, swung her leg over the seat, and took off.

Despite her twenty-eight years, Harper felt no older than thirteen as she pedaled furiously along the streets. The neighboring houses appeared blanketed in the shadows, their occupants still asleep in the hush over the island. Only a few feral cats darted soundlessly across the roads. She hadn’t seen as many of them clustering on the island this summer as she remembered from her girlhood summers spent at Sea Breeze. People said it was the coyotes. She kept her eyes peeled as she pushed on along the muted street. Past Stella Maris Catholic Church, with its hallowed steeple. Past the ominous, giant molelike burrows of Fort Moultrie. Past the tight cluster of restaurants, shuttered now and deserted. Only a few joggers and an occasional automobile shared the road with her.

At last she reached the northern tip of the island, where Carson had told her the surfers gathered. She turned off Middle Street toward the sea. Several cars, all with roof racks for surfboards, crowded the narrow side streets. Harper pushed the wheels of her bike through the soft sand of the path past the tall barrier of shrubs. The surf was unusually loud this morning. When at last the path opened up to the beach, she stopped to catch her breath.

The dusky blue sky and gray sea came together to form one infinite horizon line. The sun did not rush to her glory. She rose at her own pace, imperious, radiant, bursting in her display of achingly beautiful pastels that were reflected on the water. Harper felt small in the presence of a view so profound. Yet at the same time, she felt connected to it. Empowered to be part of this godlike perpetuity. In that dazzling moment she felt the glistening light enter her soul to fill her with hope. Harper understood at last why Carson so loved this moment, had risen early to catch it day after day. It truly was spiritual.

Harper clutched the handlebars of her beach cruiser tight. The new day was spread out before her like a blank page, ready for her to fill with her words, thoughts, feelings. She’d given herself this one summer to discover—at long last—what she wanted to do with her life. No longer would she continue meekly following what her mother had planned.

She didn’t know what her future would bring. Yet standing in the glow of the rising sun, Harper was filled with a tingling sensation that her future was only just beginning.


What’s your most memorable beach read? Tell us in a comment below and enter for your chance to win this fabulous bunch of books with the XOXOAD beach read stamp of approval!

  • That Chesapeake Summer by Mariah Stewart
  • The Summer’s End by Mary Alice Monroe
  • Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst
  • Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren
  • Manwhore by Katy Evans
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates by Mike and Dave Stangle
  • Blush by Cherry Adair
  • Overruled by Emma Chase
  • Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones
  • The Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright
  • If The Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries

Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 11th and ends at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 28th. Sorry, contest open to U.S. residents only. Please click here for complete contest rules.

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Summer’s End

Summer’s End

Mary Alice Monroe

The final Lowcountry Summer book is all about the power of sisterhood, as Harper makes peace with great loss and comes into her own at last.

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Searching for Beautiful

Searching for Beautiful

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin…and flings her right into her (hunky) best friend’s arms.

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Beautiful Secret

Beautiful Secret

Christina Lauren

Book 8 in the Beautiful Series: An uptight British executive. An Adventurous American newbie. A sexy international scandal in the making.

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Manwhore

Manwhore

Katy Evans

Is it possible to expose Chicago's hottest player without getting played? The New York Times bestselling author of REAL brings you the first in a sexy new series.

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Mike and Dave Stangle

Two reckless but lovable all-American bros make a strong case for maturing slowly through their outrageous yet enlightening misadventures across this great country of ours.

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Blush

Blush

Cherry Adair

New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair delivers a sizzling erotic romance about a sexy billionaire who's on the run and the hit-man-turned-handyman who's supposed to kill her.

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If the Viscount Falls

If the Viscount Falls

Sabrina Jeffries

The heir presumptive to the Viscount Rathmoor, Dominick Manton once had his heart's desire within reach--a bright future as a barrister and engagement to Jane Vernon, a wealthy baron's daughter. Then a shattering betrayal by his vindictive brother George snatched away Dom's inheritance and his hopes of offering Jane a secure future. Dom knows the mistakes of the past may be unforgiveable, but will he and Jane rekindle a passionate longing that was never lost to begin with?

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Overruled

Overruled

Emma Chase

Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs series! A Washington, DC, defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don't call him the Jury Charmer for nothing--with his southern drawl, disarming smile, and captivating green eyes, he's a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him, and women want to be thoroughly cross examined by him.

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Escaping Reality

Escaping Reality

Lisa Renee Jones

The first book in the sexy, suspenseful new The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones. A woman on the run from the ghosts of her past meets an entrancing billionaire recluse who wants to push her to her erotic limits...

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That Chesapeake Summer

That Chesapeake Summer

Mariah Stewart

From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes the latest book in her celebrated Chesapeake Diaries, a small-town romance series in the tradition of Barbara Freethy, Susan Mallery, and Robyn Carr.

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Canterbury Sisters

Canterbury Sisters

Kim Wright

In the vein of Jojo Moyes and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, a warm and touching novel about a woman who embarks on a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral after losing her mother, sharing life lessons—in the best Chaucer tradition—with eight other women along the way.

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363 comments so far


  1. gincam44

    Life’s a beautiful beach with so many sun-sational reads ahead!!!

    My most memorable beach read was my first Kathleen E. Woodiwiss book! After the first one, I read every one that I could get my hands on. “Ashes in the Wind” is my all-time favorite!

  2. legomez113

    I just order does this beach make me look fat. I think it will be a good one.

  3. My most memorable beach read is This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

  4. gpangel

    I’m working by way through that list! I am looking forward to the Mary Alice Monroe novel the most.

  5. I just read an ebook (ARC) of The Summer’s End by Mary Alice Monroe. It was outstanding! I would love to have a signed copy of this book! I’d like the chance to read the other authors.

  6. Lori_Ann3

    One of my favorite beach reads was What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries.

  7. don’t have a fav

  8. caitkelly

    anything by Sarah Dessen is a perfect beach read!

  9. pattygangl

    These all look great! I can’t wait to start reading even outside of the beach!

  10. SHELBYBEANIE

    I love Sabrina Jeffries & Lisa Renee Jones. I have read all her inside out series. I haven’t got to Escaping reality. Would love to win it.

  11. momof3boysj

    I don’t have a favorite beach read.

  12. Tabrahamson

    It so depends on my mood. I just finished Girl on Train and jumped into Meg Cabot

  13. lyndseymarie127

    I loved Summer Sisters by Judy Blume!

  14. Chrisbails

    My favorite read so far has been Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren. I have loved this series since the 2nd chapter of Beautiful Bastard. I loved the title that is why I picked it up. I fell in love with the characters and was incredibly in love with Max Stella, till I met Niall Stella and now share an equal love for each. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome beach package. It would be awesome for the summer time with my kids and fun at the pool to keep me entertained.

  15. Amalblanc

    My favorite beach read is Between the Tides by Patti Callahan Henry!

  16. voxlibris

    A few summers ago, I read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy while at my husband’s family reunion. Thank goodness for the iPad, although I wonder sometimes what would have happened if I’d read the paperbacks ….

  17. There are so many to choose from, I don’t think I can pick a favorite.

  18. I don’t have just one favorite. I love to read Brenda Novak, Susan Mallery and Debra Webb. Any good book is a great beach read.

  19. Hanora1127

    I have a favorite from many years ago, I was a teenager when I first raid it. If Tomorrow Comes by Sydney Sheldon. Still love it till this day!

  20. abankston

    Hands down the Beautiful Bastard series! I love anything by Christina Lauren, but that series had me hooked from the beginning. I couldn’t put it down and made it quite the memorable summer 😉

  21. Marianne W

    I read through the entire Chesapeake Diaries Series by Mariah Stewart one summer. It was phenominal!

  22. Shadgates

    Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts is my favorite beach read or just any read period. I still feel the suspense and shock of it each time I crack it open.

  23. I love to read good books, whether it’s at the beach, at home, or waiting for my car to be serviced. Thanks for the chance to win this great package!

  24. I love books period, however, if I have to choose a favorite beach read it would be The Family Beach House by Holly Chamberlin. I could relate to this book being a New Englander myself, I have been to Maine for my whole life. Family vacations were all spent there. We had a big green school bus that my Dad converted to a camper. Great memories of Maine! I loved the book!

  25. rinkobc9

    I read a lot from Janet Evanovich! She is great, but there’s a lot of good reads out there!! Thank you!

  26. caseroo7

    I don’t have a favorite beach read, but I just finished Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster and it would be the perfect beach read for anyone who hasn’t read it yet!!

  27. NParsons

    Hands down, my most memorable beach read has got to be Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophia Kinsella. 🙂

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these awesome books! 🙂

  28. Fifty Shades trilogy

  29. OhItsMissa

    I read and loved “The Summer I Turned Pretty”, still one of my favorite series..

  30. I bought Manwhore by Katy Evans to read on a nice summer day, but so far haven’t had time or a summery sort of day!

  31. Ashley_cool19

    Manwhore by Katy Evans
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and all that you do 🙂

  32. janeellen2820

    I love summer reads. Jill Shalvis has become one of my favorite authors. Great reading from S & S too. Can’t wait to win

  33. jcblftn

    I really enjoyed Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. I can’t wait to read the newest from Lisa Renee Jones, been loving her lately.

  34. marijee

    I read the Marriage to a Billionaire trilogy last summer and really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading Searching for Beautiful. I also love the Beautiful books by Christina Lauren. All the books above look great!!

  35. My favorite read of all time, beach or otherwise, is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

  36. bookbunny68

    We’ve listened to many on the way to Myrtle Beach. Dessen, Colasanti, Ockler but the one that stands out to me was The Rules Of Survival by Nancy Werlin. I have too many beach reads to pick one so that’s why I picked an audio to comment about.

  37. zrivera

    Haven’t read a book on a beach in years but if it’s romantic suspense, paranormal romance, or adult contemporary it will do. Lisa Renee Jones’ Escaping Reality which I loved and is listed above would be a perfect beach read.

  38. CaptivatedBookLover

    I remember doing a marathon reading of Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin Series books 1-3. I was kicking myself for missing out on this series when it first came out. I was truly luxuriating that weekend.

  39. Anything that sizzles as I am basking in the sunshine!
    Just thinking about it gets me excited

  40. jerrybruce50

    My most memorable beach read is If The Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries. Thank you for the chance to win.

  41. LoveBug2

    I’m always looking for the next great beach read.

  42. sshapley

    One of my favorite beach reads is Addicted to You by Beth Kery…..so hot and extremely emotional. I could not put the book down. It is saved on my Kindle because I’m certain that I’ll revisit it in the future.

  43. Anything by Nora Roberts!

  44. wikichoco

    My most memorable beach read would be The Thorn Birds. Read it every day on vacation by myself on a beach!

  45. therising1

    Twenty Nine and a Half Wishes and the following books in the series by Denise Grover Swank are a fun beach read.

  46. DONNARB60

    I’m with @gincam 44, my love of romance novels began with SHANNA , by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It still ranks in my top ten. But, my number one is OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. I spent a month one summer reading the first four books in the series…hooked for life!!!!

  47. readingdate

    Christina Lauren’s books are great to take to the beach, especially the Wild Seasons series. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  48. emaracin

    I’ve spent very little time at the beach which is strange given I live in Central KY and we are ‘totally’ surrounded by the ocean. Haha! I did honeymoon on a beach and I guess that would have to qualify as a time I read on the beach. My husband was shocked that I’d spend precious honeymoon time reading in the sunshine on the beach when we could have been spending our honeymoon time in a more traditional way. What book, you might ask, kept me from the more traditional honeymoon activities: Dan Brown’s ANGELS and DEMONS. I couldn’t put it down. I read during outings to the beach, at restaurants and in the hotel and yes, I finished this great novel, while on my honeymoon. Much to the chagrin of my new hubby!

  49. aculver1

    Fool for Love by Beth Ciotta
    While not technically a “beach” read, it filled the void of looking for a sweet romance.

  50. BookBriefs

    My favorite beach read and still the most memorable is while it lasts by abbi glines.

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway 😉

  51. Bookworm2005

    Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts. Just the right amount of seaside suspense, emotional angst, and hot romance.

  52. AquarianDancer

    Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins.

  53. barneshd

    Tangled by Emma Chase is my most favorite beach read. Even though it is a recent read, it may just be my favorite of all time… as least so far. 🙂

  54. mmastrocola

    One summer I read loads of Sydney Sheldon books and enjoyed them all.

  55. deb1966

    Can’t pick a favorite; probably anything by Maya Banks or Lora Leigh

  56. LuckyGatorGirl

    The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red
    by Joyce Reardon

  57. joan1030

    My most memorable beach read would be This Heart Of Mine by Brenda Novak. It is part of her Whiskey Creek Series. All the books in the series are great so you would not be disappointed reading any of them.

  58. wxgirl2k

    Several but one that I really remember is Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin 🙂 What a great story!

  59. jeremynsonya64

    The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines.

  60. Laura1125

    Anything by Kristen Ashley or Christina Lauren. Both great beach reads

  61. DeniseM

    Maya Banks The Sweet Series. I borrowed one from friend and read had to read the rest

  62. csherry125

    I’m an avid reader and find that generally, the book in hand is the current favorite. I’ve enjoyed the series written by both Katy Evans and Christina Lauren and look forward to more by not only these authors but others as well. Happy reading!

  63. moushka

    A Knight in Shining Armor!

  64. VRValicento

    I actually read the story of Gidget on my last beach vacation.

  65. kmcturner

    There are so many: Allison Brennan, Stephanie Bond, Jo Beverly, Grace Burrows, Patricia Cornwell and you have to have Nora Roberts.

  66. crcoordinator

    My most memorable beach read is Jennifer Cruise’s Welcome to Temptation!!!!! It is a keeper and reread!!!!!

  67. charlio

    I spent a whole week reading Maia by Richard Adams. Steamy!

  68. MissMusicalBird

    Wallbanger by Alice Clayton!

  69. kbranfield

    I just read The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer. Excellent novel!

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  70. mjreynolds32

    I got caught up in E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime on the beach – so much so, I had a sunburn with a white rectangle across my legs where the shadow of the book fell. Thanks for the chance for some beach reads when I’m older and wiser and know to layer on the sunblock!

  71. jennewport

    To many to list.

  72. MarcyMeyer

    I loved the Sex on the Beach series! Great summer reads!

  73. I still remember how sun burned my back got the summer in high school when I read Peyton Place by Grace Metalious on the beach. lol

  74. jaimearkin

    My most memorable beach reads… anything by Jennifer Probst! Love that her stuff is fun and sweet and super sexy!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  75. I enjoyed last years book by Katy Evans “rogue”. Just something about a man who doesn’t always follow the rules & does what he thinks is better 😉

  76. tinajade211

    I want to read them all

  77. Kristina Learned

    Best beach reads are anything from molly harper or lynsay sands!!

  78. ekmartinez

    Fifty Shades trilogy – but after this summer it may be the Outlander series – half way through and loving it!

  79. misti911

    One night in Texas Linda Warren

  80. stressed.silly

    Don’t have a favorite. Evanovich or Patterson works though

  81. Beach reads, anything by Karen Robards.

  82. lorimot

    I loves Mamwhore. I have a few more of the books on this list on my TBR and I see I have a few more to add.

  83. sterns10

    A Night To Forget by Jessica Wood is the one that stands out in my brain!!! I’d LOVE to read these!!!!!!! Xoxo

  84. Love a good NA book at the beach. Last beach visit included: This is Falling by Ginger Scott and Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey.

  85. As a teenager my first beach read was Citizen of the Galaxy. From then on I was a life long fan of Sci-fi. I now have a voracious appetite for all paranormal and romance books.

  86. lisaguertin

    I have fun memories of sitting on the beach in Ft. Myers, Florida reading “Jaws” the summer the movie first came out. I definitely got plenty of looks from my fellow sun worishippers. 😉

  87. Cherwong

    Anything by Kristin Ashley is my all time favorite beach or anywhere read!

  88. o2bnangel

    so many great summer read favs. How can i choose just one….. 🙂

  89. reneejr

    I loved “Jitterbug Perfume” by Tom Robbins

  90. duelalias

    I loved reading Time-Swept Lovers by Constance O’Day-Flannery

  91. linda604b

    The Savannah series by Mary Kay Andrews.

  92. Brunette

    Any read by Gena Showalter or Kresley Cole makes for great summer beach reading!

  93. SoCalGal5

    My favorite beach read is The Edge of Night by Jill Sorenson.

  94. My most memorable beach read was MAINE by J Courtney Sullivan. I highly recommend it!!
    This is a fantastic prize. My husband’s been out to sea since Nov. ’14 and will return June ’15. I’m reading like crazy and would love to ESCAPE into these books. Thank you!

  95. reesi69

    Best beach read for me was That Camden Summer by Lavyrle Spencer

  96. Michelle

    My pick isn’t really just a beach read, it’s an anytime read because I have read them many times over. I love the Rosemary Beach Series especially (Rush and Blaire’s story) by Abbi Glines

  97. aprilbrookshire

    My most memorable beach read was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I read it while on vacation in Cancun. I have a huge TBR pile for this summer, but no beach!

  98. Lena1xoxo

    Hmm, my most memorable beach read thus far is probably Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen. There’s just something about sweet beach towns and Dessen’s novels that always stick with me.

  99. orchid7

    I really liked the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover. If I had to choose a favorite one, I’d say that I liked Rowdy’s story the best so far.

  100. daisy2811

    I haven’t been to the beach in years, but when I did go, I always packed a Nora Roberts book or 3 in my bag.

  101. wolf2644

    haven’t been to the beach in a long while. Right now I’m hooked on S. E. Smith books.

  102. I don’t have a favorite beach read because I love them all! How can I choose just one?!

  103. Diane Sallans

    I remember reading Sherryl Wood’s Chesapeake Shores series while at the beach.

  104. Lorinda H

    My favorite would be anything by Dorothy Benton Frank or Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Some giggles and a romance. . .

  105. msmeesh

    My Favorite Beach Reads would have to be the Beautiful Bastard Series!! Each book is sexy, hot, funny and oh steamy!!! Nothing like a love book that can turn up the heat!!!

  106. Anything. I haven’t been to the beach in so long, I would say its time to go and find a favorite.

  107. Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor is a great beach read.

  108. DeniseSara

    I don’t have a favorite beach read, I love them all. If I can take a book and sit down to read it, at the beach or anywhere, lol, that will be my new favorite!

  109. ColeBowl91

    My most memorable beach read is Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand.

  110. mstacey33

    I don’t have a favorite–these ALL look good!!!!

  111. pricillaelvis

    when we were teenagers we would read True Stories-love stories magazine-short stories at the river away from parents!!

  112. SmGianna

    My favorite was Summer Sisters by Judy Blume and anything Kristen Higgins for the beach.

  113. dmilton666

    Justin Cronin’s Mary & O’Neil was my most memorable beach read. Couldn’t stop reading until it was done 🙂

  114. I remember reading James Patterson first edition of “Honeymoon” ! It scared the be jesus out of me but was a fantastic beach read!

  115. Ruth Gutscher

    I don’t have a favorite,though my favorite genres are romantic suspense and paranormals .. I am an avid reader so I usually have my kindle and a couple of paperbacks that grab my attention whether being by the pool or at the beach,or just relaxing on the deck… Thank you for the chance,lots of great beach reads here…

  116. Babsy13

    I would be reading any book by Sarah Addison Allen. Her books are mesmerizing!!! I think I’d start with Garden Spells—I love this book.

  117. ReaderGirl82

    I don’t think I have a favorite beach read. Even though I grew up 45 min from the Atlantic Ocean. I was probably to busy checking out guys with my friends and now I’m to busy with my 4 year old while at the beach. 🙂

  118. pgadsden72

    My favorite book to read on the beach or even when traveling is Searching for Moore abd the other books in this series by Julie A Richman

  119. sindee45

    I read a book by Lori Handeland called “Blue Moon” which hooked me and I had to read all of the series. I love a good book that catches me as soon as I open that first page and step into it.

  120. wickster72

    My favorite so far is Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews! It is a wonderful new series.

  121. wickster72

    My favorite is from last year. It is Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews.

  122. Tammy G

    The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han

  123. The Vicar’s Wife by Katharine Hewitt is my favorite beach read. It’s a time-slip novel and I adore it.

  124. rendonfam0304@aol.com

    We Were Liars

  125. SusiQPuella

    I love the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Always good for a laugh and just fun to read. Thanks for the opportunity to win the great basket of books! So glad it’s summer!

  126. Summer of My German Soldier

  127. specialkfl12

    I love reading any books by Mary Andrews during the summer.

    kaylagothieryahoo.com

  128. featherlight

    I really liked Beautiful Oblivion and Walking Oblivion by Jamie Mcguire!

  129. ladystorm

    My favorite beach reads are snarky and fun like Molly Harper’s books! I love her Nice Girl series and well everything..lol.

  130. aderr94

    My favorite beach reads are anything by Lizzy Ford or Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.

  131. cutiepie

    All of Sarah Dessen’s novels, especially Lock and Key and Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han

  132. My favorite beach read were the Sookie Stackhouse books. Oldies but goodies!

  133. LaurieP

    Jill Shalvis’ Luck Harbor series.

  134. jean.k.hart1@att.net

    Anything by Nina Bangs or Brenda Joyce intriguing and hilarious !

  135. My favorite is the alluring indulgence series. Sad the walker brothers all have a book now. Love all of Nicole Edwards books!

  136. xficklefangirlx

    I have several favorite beach reads.

    One that sticks out is Playing For Keeps by Catherine Mann

    Thank you for this chance.

  137. bambi_unbridled

    Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

  138. jwcrider

    I’ve read so many books while at the beach. There isn’t one in particular that sticks out. Just love going to the beach with a bag of books!!

  139. Ncognto8257

    My most favorite Beach reads are anything that make me Laugh out loud and smile.

  140. mcage73

    I love the beautiful series by Christine Lauren so I would have to say a Beautiful Secret.

  141. My most memorable beach read was The Thornbirds, many years ago. Because it was the first book I couldn’t put down & I had just moved to FL . The weekend I bought it I went to Clearwater Beach & read constantly until I was finished. I have read many more wonderful books. But the 1st time for most things remains in our minds. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity. Can’t wait for beach time.

  142. willie55

    I’d love to win. Sounds like some good reading.

  143. Anything by Mary Alice Monroe is a great beach read!

  144. Candyowl

    Jaws, Peter Benchley. Very difficult to swim after certain passages.

  145. fplastini

    I don’t have a favorite beach read, I love all books and read pretty much everything.

  146. SereneLiz

    I still remember the time when I was on a tropical caribbean vacation reading “Bonfire of The Vanities” by Tom Wolfe, when it first came out in paperback. I’ll never forget his description of the jetset women who lived by the adage “you can never be too rich or too thin.” He called them “social x-rays!” Great read too ! (far better than the movie)

  147. DarylS_1

    I love to read all the books I can–beach,snow,rain or whatever

  148. msswingle

    Most memorable beach read was Beach House by James Patterson. It is also the first book that got me into reading again.

    Mostly now I love to read any romance.

  149. lorenal

    Any of Robyn Carr’s books would be my first choice for a beach read.

  150. Enjoy anything by Nora Roberts

  151. My most memorable beach read was Making Waves by Tawna Fenske.

  152. jenndonald

    Sunshine & Whiskey by RL Griffin – it’s fantastic!

  153. sunnydays

    I like to ‘re-read Nora Roberts’ quartets and trilogies 🙂

  154. LAWonder10

    It depends on the day and my mood. I have too many favorites to list them.

  155. Bette313

    I spent one summer beach vacation consuming Bella Andre’s Sullivans! It was the best!

  156. I love Roxanne St. Clauses beach books and Mary Kay Amdrews books about Tybee Island!

  157. vikafika

    anything & everything!

  158. hughesalexis@rocketmail.com

    My favorite beach series is by Christie Ridgway. Her The Love Shack, Bungalow Nights and Beach House #9 are excellent book!!! Great read!!!!

  159. liveloveswim17

    all these books sound great! defiantly going on my summer reading list!

  160. KarnagesMistress

    I never “go to the beach.” I used to walk by the La Jolla shore almost every day when I worked there, but that’s been over five years ago. I terms of summer reads, or vacation reads, I can still remember reading the entire Anne of Green Gables series the summer of 1999. Gilbert and Anne, PEI, good old-fashioned Victorian/Edwardian romance!

  161. Donadee416

    The 50 Shades Trilogy.

  162. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  163. maelani

    As an avid reader, with a very serious book addiction, it is always hard to just choose one. So I will choose them all.

  164. bjcsimpson

    Anything by Susan Mallery or Sherryl Woods is a great beach read!

  165. theresan

    My favorite is Mary Kay Andrews Savannah Breeze.

  166. erinjoc

    Terry Pratchett’s Reaper Man. Picked up at the airport on the way to Florida when I realized I’d forgotten to pack a book!

  167. a_downey@bellsouth.net

    Love anything by Mariah Stewart, Nora Roberts or Robyn Carr!

  168. My favorite beach read was Outlander. I had the leisure time to sit down and really immerse myself in the story. Loved it!

  169. jwollesen

    I read so many books, it’s hard to remember what I read in the summer. Probably The Red Tent.

  170. turtle6422

    Flowers in the Attic was my first beach read. Thanks.

  171. 7Fishes

    I loved Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn. It was so gripping. I did not realize I was getting a terrible sunburn! It was worth it though 🙂

  172. rubylee5151

    Virgin River by Robin Carr

  173. froggiegirl621

    I love to read Nicholas Sparks at the beach, my favorite being Nights in Rodanthe.

  174. lilytiger

    I can’t pick just one. I read too much.

  175. bethobie

    I loved reading Sarah’s Key while on vacation!

  176. HOTCHA1

    Hope you get wayyyyyyy down here but not holing breath. GOOD LUCK ALL

  177. katedress

    I love to read Nicholas Sparks, my most memorable was The Notebook!

  178. mhillenbrand

    I am like so many others. I don’t have a favorite beach read because I like too many authors and too many genres! Thanks for the giveaway, though, hope I win. Would love to read these books! 🙂

  179. jamibee

    I probably read double the amount of books in the summer, then I read the rest of the year. I’m always looking forward to Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold trilogy that comes out throughout the Spring/Summer.

  180. hgeng63

    My favorite beach read is an old-fashioned one but a good one–Rosamund Pilcher’s The Shell Seekers. Good for Downton Abbey fans.

  181. sjillis

    Peachtree Road by Anne Rivers Siddons. I couldn’t put it down. My then-boyfriend (now husband) should have heeded the warning for how his future life would be.

  182. Pretty much any book that grabs and keeps my attention works for me. I do love fun light stories such as Lynsay Sands.

  183. Lola1958

    My most memorable beach read was The Happy Hooker. That was so many years ago.

  184. My favorite beach read is Diane greenwood muir 9 books series set in iowa it’s called all roads lead home.the first book it’s wonderful.I’m reading the 2nd book and will read all 9 books

  185. I will save anything by Mary Alice Monroe, Colleen Hoover or Jude Deveraux for summer reads. One of my most memorable reads is Outlander!

  186. styxx956

    My favorite beach read was a long time ago. It was , “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou.

  187. Lvmycorcor

    A good book is the best thing about laying on the beach.

  188. cmblood

    My favorite beach read is almost any read that I find interesting. I have just read Unruly and Loved it!!

  189. Artemis

    This is an easy one! Any book I may in my hands at the time will qualify. Because that would mean I’m finally taking a vacation at the “BEACH!” WOOT WOOT!!!

  190. Llrichar

    One of the best beach reads was Emerald Green by Desiree Holt. And last week at the beach I read The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. A little slow to get into but after a few chapters had me hooked!

  191. romance_reader

    Favorite beach read was he Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn…I have read them 3 times over the past few years.

  192. werehunterfan1995

    Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon 🙂 love that book

  193. Arod2009

    My favorite beach read is Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsay.

  194. Butlerzoo10

    What a giveaway!! Thank you for the chance 🙂
    I loved Manwhore by Katy Evans

  195. bookarina

    My most memorable beach read was Vampire Academy, I don’t know why but that day I felt like reading a paranormal and it really made me fall in love with tha series, its one of my most precious memories !

  196. flipchick

    It’s been SO long since I’ve been to a beach!!! *sobs* I think the Poughkeepsie series would be a good choice for a reread, Maybe Someday (Colleen Hoover) is another favorite. And Kristan Higgins always makes for a quick, light read. Thanks so much for the chance…if I win, that means I haaave to get to the beach this year!!!

  197. My beach read is the one I’m reading currently The Stranger by Harlan Coben I have more too!!

  198. My most recent memorable beach read was Ten Beach Road. Have the other two to the series in my tbr for the summer

  199. ACronin

    Love reading on the beach!

  200. Oh my gosh! This is the best book giveaway ever!!!!! My all time favorite beach read is The Fault In Out Stars by John Green 🙂 “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities” Love! Thanks for the chance!

  201. jacquib281

    if I am sitting on t he beach any book is a good read – my Nook is full of things for this summer by Kresley Cole, Cherry Adair, Heather Graham and others just waiting for
    those perfect summer days

  202. Suedee92

    Every book is a beach read to me because I read all the time. I enjoy romance books at the beach.

  203. lazyjul

    Any book that I have in my hand is a favorite.

  204. Shellkatymike

    I love any historical romance by Sabrina Jeffries!!!

  205. Sandypo

    Several of the books look great but from that group my first choice would be “When the Viscount Falls” by Sabrina Jeffries. My favorite beach read would be Outlander.

  206. featherlight

    This is a very hard pick! I love to read so I have many favorites!! A Beautiful Oblivion and Walking Oblivion by Jamie McGuire were great reads!!
    I would love to read all of these!!

  207. gloriamarie

    My favorite beach reads have been anything by Jennifer Probst and Sabrina Jefferies but I kinda have a feeling Katy Evans is going to join that group.

  208. sunshinehdfan

    I read about 4 books a week and I love them all. No favorites. I love them all and would love to win this awesome giveaway!

  209. Oh gosh… I couldn’t list them all… I have been reading for tooooo many years (I turn 60 in June) and haven’t found many books I didn’t like.

  210. catslady

    Although I don’t get to a beach very often, anything I’m reading can be considered a beach read!!

  211. CherylRed

    Wow nothing like a great summer read!!!! Too many to list and so many more looking forward to reading this summer!!!!!

  212. Anything by Kristen Ashley. I got hooked on her Dream Man series as a beach read. Now I’m catching up with her other books.

  213. Anything by Lisa Renee Jones is a great beach read!

  214. SierraRaven

    I wouldn’t know where to start with naming just one book as my fave. I love reading with a passion!

  215. Penguins106

    Its hard to narrow it down to 1 book

  216. Pappysgirl

    I have many favorites these days but one of my first romance novel was “Shanna” by Kathleen Woodiwiss and I will always remember it.

  217. Vision in White by Nora Roberts is one of my favorites as it transports you to all things summer: weddings, picnics, and trips to the beach.

  218. heather3515

    Any of Suzanne Brockmann’s troubleshooter series…there’s something about a beach and a navy seal

  219. MrsMac19

    My favorite beach read was probably Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. I want to laugh while I’m at the beach! 🙂

  220. originaloflaura

    I have to admit, I love to read travel stories at the beach. Anything by David Sedaris usually works, and my favorite of his is “Me Talk Pretty One Day.”

    I also enjoyed reading “Summer House With Swimming Pool” by the pool, if only because the title compelled me. ;D

  221. Sidney Sheldon’s Rage of Angels is my all time favorite 🙂

  222. So many beach reads that I’ve read over the years, but last year while hanging out on the beach I read Living Again by L.L. Collins and it was perfect since it was centered around the beach and an emotional and beautiful story!

  223. MicheleMD

    Too many great books I’ve read to name just one!

  224. MicheleMD

    Too many great books to choose from!

  225. kateivan

    “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” was my most memorable beach read … it lasted a LONG time!

  226. spongebob2285

    Beach Blanket Barbie by Kathi Daley.

  227. romance4me

    My favorite beach reads are the Liz Talbot Mystery Series by Susan Boyer. I love sitting on my Isle of Palms, SC beach reading about my island, my local restaurants and historic Charleston. The local color that Susan adds to her books takes her mysteries to another level.

  228. So far Manwhore by Katy Evans was a great way to kick off my summer reading list!

    Thanks!

  229. Bodyguard and Hush by Cherry Adair. I love all her books and Sabrina Jefferies books. The other authors I have not tried but would love too.

  230. nowischick

    I guess my favorite beach read would be Wallbanger by Alice Clayton, a feel good book for a feel good day 🙂

  231. efender1

    Anything by Nora Roberts and Jennifer Crusie 🙂 thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  232. weesee9

    I like reading anything by Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens, and any historical romance.

  233. Anything by Rachel Hawthorne. I love all of her books. Fifty Shades is also one of my top picks.

  234. karatheredhead

    Sookie Stackhouse Series 🙂

  235. Hm…you know, I don’t if I’ve read any beach – specific romances! That’s really surprising! I remember Kresley Cole’s Lothaire spends a certain amount of time on a beach, does that count?

  236. bookmom22

    wow. not sure i have a specific beach read. i don’t get much chance to get to the beach these daze…but when i do, it’s generally a romance. some of these listed here are on my TBR list — if i had them in hand they’d go with me whenever i go away this summer.

  237. legalrenegade

    Overruled by Emma Chase. No questions there.

  238. SarahChris94

    I don’t have a specific beach read but I am looking forward to reading the Starcrossed Series by Josephine Angelini.

  239. rwalbridge

    I’ve actually never read a book at the beach before but I plan to this summer!

  240. mandinicole88

    My most memorable beach read has to be Fifty Shades of Grey on account of the fact that I made it halfway thru before I demanded that my husband drive me an hour to the nearest book store to purchase the rest of the trilogy, and finished all three novels that same weekend. It paid off for him.

  241. annmuth

    I read The Stand by Stephen King. It was great, and still one of my favorites

  242. beckymmoe

    Anything by Kristan Higgins, Julie James, or Meg Cabot. Thanks for the giveaway!

  243. MaryEve

    I love anything by Dorothea Benton Frank and Mary Alice Monroe. One of my favorite places the Lowcountry and both Monroe and Frank write the best stories set in this beautiful, serene location. After reading, I just want to hop in a convertible and make a road trip to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

  244. luvnlifenow

    I don’t have a favorite beach read, I have many.. & they change constantly, given that I read all of the time, lol! Thank You for the chance!!

  245. bevieann61

    If the viscount falls by Sabrina Jeffries sorry I’m tired!!

  246. So many good books and too many favorites to list. Ilook forward to adding these books to my must read list.

  247. My favorite beach read and just all time fave would be the Beautiful Disaster series… Love, love, love thematic!

  248. Lainey357

    Summer may not be here quite yet but Lori Leger has a great read Running Out Of Rain and the companion book Full Circle. It can be for everyone but her first is about finding love again with the first love of your life after decades of not even thinking or seeing them again until you both are left behind from a deceased spouse. Finding the only all over again after the rain keeps falling and it’s finally clear again. And for the slightly younger set it is also set along similar lines but this his son and wife and their chance to be together now. It’s funny and sad, eye opening and down to earth. These are great reads. I was lucky enough to read the first Running Out Of Rain and found the companion piece about his son’s own journey Full Circle by Lori Leger. You will love them.

  249. Gebhardt53

    Doesn’t one need a beach for a beach read? But seriously, any good book works.

  250. So many good ones, but Cherry Adair is the hottest by far!! Great giveaway and so kind of you to offer all these great books!!
    Thank you for the chance.

  251. krisco1971

    My first beach read was In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner, and I loved it! The movie version was good too. She is now one of my favorite authors, so anything similar to her style would be a great summer read I’m sure! This book list sounds great! I would love a chance to read them all whether on or off the beach! 🙂

  252. Michelle T

    Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren! LOVE the Wild Seasons series. Unfortunately Dark Wild Night will be released a little late in the season to be a beach read but I am counting the days and can always read it in the bath to make up for it

  253. Nanda62

    The Summer’s End by Mary Alice Monroe

  254. Terri Shortell

    My favorite authors are Maya Banks and Sandra Hill. Anything written by them is awesome. I also love reading Zoe York.

  255. laura57

    My all time best summer read is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. I love how the characters were so well developed that you felt like you knew them. It was so much fun watching their lives over 50 years.

  256. I don’t remember the name of the book or who it was by, but there was a scene where a man is going down on a woman while she is sitting on a stump and doesn’t even notice people walking by them on the beach. They were both fresh from a breakup and he worked in an Ice Cream Parlor, actually owned it.

  257. missy55

    Read the Godfather the summer it came out–just sat and read & read

  258. Carl Hiaasen’s “Skinny Dip” always makes me laugh out loud.

  259. Carl Hiaasen’s “Skinny Dip” always makes me laugh out loud and is perfect for a hot summer day’s read.

  260. Glenda Hefty

    I like so many authors that would qualify as a beach read. I really could not choose a favorite. I’ve only read one of the books listed, If the Viscount Falls and I liked it immensely. I have heard of most of the others and a lot of the books too.

  261. alexandras3520

    I love so many books and authors but one of my favorite beach reads has to be Aflame by Penelope Douglas. The Fall Away Series is the best, I can read the books over and over and never tire of them.

  262. rosaliem2001

    My most memorable beach read was reading Stephen King, ‘The Shinning’ in a tent at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. It was supported to be clear and sunny that weekend. But turned out to be cold, drizzly, with a fog so thick that even sound was suffocated. I had, at first, retreated to my tent to get in out of the dampness. And ended up too spooked to come out.

  263. audiemonkey11@gmail.com

    Just love to read!! Anything you read on the beach is a heavenly day. There are too many favorite author’s to pick from.

  264. msquare

    My favorite memory of a ” summer read” was one humid summer, spent taking extra classes during college. I had decided to read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings for the nineteenth time after taking an indepth class over the Spring semester.
    I was so engrossesd in the story, I found myself taking paperback copies with me everywhere, even in the car – reading at stoplights, checkout lines, etc….

  265. allyy97

    My favourite summer read was and still is Colleen Houck’s tiger curse series. The rich culture and mythical setting made it easy to relax in the sun and enjoy strong characters an amazing story line, and a spectacular love story. It is a series that everyone should read.

  266. charlo721

    I don’t read at the beach or pool, I’d be afraid I would ruin my book. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  267. llovejoy66

    I have way way too many favorite authors or book series to count. I rarely have found a book i dont enjoy !

  268. heatherbartley

    My favorite beach read was A Secret Between Frinds by Serenity Woods. I just finished this contemporary romance set in New Zealand on the beach.

  269. lanatoon

    Chesapeake Bay series by Nora Roberts.

  270. c.nikki.lea

    I don’t think I have a favorite beach read… I love to read and I love the beach, however my last beach read(s) was a Christina Lauren series. (I don’t remember which but I’ve read and loved them all!)

  271. jmach226

    On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves and The Reef by Nora Roberts are my two favorite beach reads!

  272. My most memorable beach read is Fear Familiar. I’ve since enjoyed other Familiar Tails. Oh, that cat LOL.

  273. chubbybunny

    Don’t have a favorite. Read anything I can get my hands on.

  274. Shannonmh3

    Last year we took a vacation in Pismo Beach,Ca. I saw it fitting to start the Seabreeze Series, “Fallen to Far”, by Abbi Glines.

    I ended up reading the first 3 within the 4 days we were there. I absolutely loved this series and was a perfect match for my vacation.

    I hope to start a new set of reads as we are headed back to Pismo Beach again this summer…it would be amazing to have these wonderful books on my trip!

    Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  275. melissaseclecticbookshelf

    Almost anything by Nora Roberts! She a beach/summer fav. of mine!

  276. Timberlee

    Meet Me at the Beach by V.K. Sykes & Locke by Harper Sloan.

  277. Two summers ago I read every book our library system had by Joyce and Jim Lavene. They write cozy mysteries and have many series.

  278. KEBernard

    I don’t spend a lot of time at the beach. I live in Vermont and am a red head, so my beach time is very limited or in the shade. However, I love to read and have many favorite authors. If I were to choose a book about the beach it would probably be Beautiful Rose, by Alison Chaffin Higson. I really enjoyed this story.

  279. megan4221977

    Pierced and Fractured by Sydney Landon are awesome, they have captivated me and waiting on Mended!!!

  280. jfaerybaby

    Sipping Pepsi on the beach reading a Nora Roberts book is my idea of a great day at the beach!

  281. not much of a beach goer, but a hammock and a JD Robb Eve & Roarke mystery never fails to capture my attention…

  282. I love the Roxanne St. Claire Barefoot Bay series. Great beach reads!

  283. Kat Snark

    Honestly, it’s Overruled by Emma Chase. But that was a HARD question!!

  284. Hacked Series by Meredith Wild was a great beach read!

  285. amber123

    I’ve read so many great books at the beach, but most memorably I had to read Heart of Darkness for a class while on a spring break cruise.

  286. MaryG439

    My favorite summer beach book is Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good by Jan Karon. It’s the latest book in the Father Tim Kavanaugh series and truly heartwarming.

  287. bellamaldonado85@gmail.com

    Katy Evans MANWHORE. And the real series

  288. Janetteach

    What an amazing selection of books. I would love to bring them with me to the beach.

  289. Booklover80

    To kick off the summer season I re-read Summer By The Sea by Susan Wiggs. It transports me to my first summer romance.

  290. parislabarge

    Devil’s Bride or any Stephanie Laurens Cynster series book. 🙂

  291. tami422dawes

    Best beach read author for me is and always will be Jill Myles’ Once Upon a Timetravel series. The Mermaid’s Knight is a cute (yet sizziling hot) read that you can relate to (as you read the sexy scenes, you can smell the salty sea breeze!!!). But really, any book read on the beach is considered a pleasant vacation for me! 😀

  292. nkmason

    I don’t live near a beach so any book is a good read for me. I have growing obsessions everyday but right now I’m totally in love with ANYTHING by Jennifer Probst, Jennifer Armentrout, Alice Clayton, Emma Chase, Colleen Hoover and Lisa Renee Jones amongst others! Any of these ladies can be my beach buddy if I ever get to one!

  293. frenchy3792

    Just read The Last Song at the beach last weekend. Gets me every time!

  294. susanjemail

    I don’t think you can go wrong with any book as long as your on the beach!

  295. elisemark

    The Christine Lauren Beautiful series are pretty hot! But especially enjoyed Beautiful Player.

  296. Isle of Palms…I saved it to read while we were on vacation there for the first time ever in the area…such fun!

  297. tammykayrene

    I like a lot of them the good thing is you do not have to go to the beach to read them

  298. Jaymy M

    Beach, what beach… we’ve gone from drought to monsoon (or so it seems) around here….

  299. BellaLW13

    I don’t really have a favorite beach read; it’s more along the lines of whatever I’m reading at the time, or if I’m in between books, I’ll bring along a steamy romance that I’ve already read. Either way it’s all about the romance and sex while enjoying the sun. Thanks for the chance!

  300. marcygold

    Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young. It was one of the first times I read chic lit with a british angle. I laughed so hard!

  301. bison61

    one of my favorites is Fireworks over Toccoa-right now I started the book Hanna’s Daughters

  302. Laurie G

    I enjoyed my introduction to Kate Angell’s Richmond Rogue’s baseball team, SLIDING HOME. It’s a wonderful beach read!

  303. mbkcons

    My favorite beach read this spring is “Geared for the Grave” by Duffy Brown. Cool beaches, exotic location, and no cars! That’s my type of summer read.

  304. DisneyAngel

    Anything by Charlaine Harris!

  305. ktwylie

    My most memorable beach read was Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren. My husband benefitted from that one 😉

  306. ktmonson1

    I love anything by Colleen Hoover!

  307. I enjoy reading murder/mysteries while on vacation at the beach.

  308. LaurenOBN

    The first and only beach book I read was Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella. It was also the 1st chick lit novel that I had ever read, sending me in to a love affair with the Romance genre.

  309. mollylyon69

    My most memorable beach read is Maid for Love by Marie Force. It’s the book that got be back into reading after several years. Now I’m a book junkie and can’t get enough! Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win!

  310. jlhickerson

    Not many beaches to read on in Colorado, but lots of great authors on this list.

  311. kimberlybreid

    My favorite of all time is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon!

  312. onejewel

    Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella.

  313. caraddatz

    I dont have a fav.

  314. susanbeamon

    I don’t have a favorite read, there are too many to single out just one.

  315. meredithfl

    I don’t really have a favorite beach read….lots of favorite authors.

  316. Roxylynn

    I’m a big fan of Jasinda Wilder and Lisa Renee Jones! <3 I was just at the beach the first week of May and I read Beta by Jasinda Wilder. 🙂 I loved it!!!

  317. I haven’t been able to read on the beach, ever. But I love reading on road trips!

  318. liezel77

    There’s so many! It all depends on what I’m currently reading I guess but if you ask me with a “BEacH” theme then I would say S.L. Scott’s Return to Paradise Series.

  319. ehurley12

    I would have to say anything by Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost or Lynsay Sands. I love anything by them. But there are so many books I consider great beach reads it’s hard to choose!

    Thanks for the contest!

  320. I loved Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor! They met on the beach… great love story.

  321. gerrissister

    My fav beach read was anything by Thomas Tryon or Jackie Susann,complete escapism at its best.

  322. gigistaub

    Wow, I don’t know if I could pick just one. What I really like are books I can just get lost in and enjoy the book and my surroundings.

  323. ninaChan01

    I can’t pick just one, but a very memorable and enjoyable one has to be “Every Boy’s Got One” by Meg Cabot. It had me laughing out loud and turning the pages to see what could possibly happen next.

  324. rikkuxv

    Unfortunately, I rarely get to go to a beach… one of my favorite books lately was Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters. I would have enjoyed it even more on the beach!

  325. batkisses

    This looks like a really good selection of books. I really like the variety. Hope I can win.

  326. I don’t have a favorite beach read. Whatever I am reading at the time would be my favorite.

  327. NawtyNa

    I love reading, so I don’t have a favorite book. As long as it keeps my attention, I’ll read it.

  328. Danielle

    Anything. My nook and i love the beach. The last book i read at the beach was Real by Katy Evans.

  329. Cowboysfan40

    My favorite beach read is any book by Dick Francis and his son Felix Francis who took over writing after his father passed away.

  330. Regency

    I’d say my most recent favorite beach read is Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies.

  331. kosherpickle

    THE BROKEN PLACES by Ace Atkins

  332. Farmgirl5353

    Any book is a good beach read.

  333. flamingbagofpoo

    World War Z is a great read no matter the locale

  334. AlaskaEll

    I really don’t have a favorite; however, my last memorable beach read was Chocolat by Joanne Harris

  335. thedunlows

    My most memorable beach read was summer sisters by Judy Blume

  336. Goldstarfishmom

    Wallbanger by Alice Clayton is a great beach read.

  337. anniemason9

    Anything by J.A. Redmerski or S.C. Stephens is going to be a great read.

  338. jeanmf69

    although I do not read at the beach, I really enjoyed James Patterson’s Along Came A Spider.

  339. Robin Henley

    I don’t really have a favorite beach read. I’ll read pretty much anything, anywhere. I guess I like reading Dan Brown books on the lake or sitting along the river. The only thing I really can’t read on the beach would be an ugly cry book. Thanks for the awesome opportunity!

  340. demillersails

    I loved reading “Beaches” while enjoying vacation on the beach at Gulf Shores.

  341. Sharlyn2

    I love anything by Diane Mott Davidson, Janet Evanovich or Jackie Collins.

  342. StoryBookEnding

    My most memorable beach read was the first book in the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter because that’s the book that really got me back into reading yeeeears ago.

  343. Demon Rumm by Sandra Brown or pretty much anything by Sandra Brown
    🙂

  344. brookeanne

    Anything by Kelsey Browning is a great beach read for me.

  345. bonbon60

    Beautiful Secret. I love all the Beautiful series.

  346. It would have to be The Professional by Kresley Cole!!!

  347. silver424

    The fault in our stars by John Green….tried my best to hold my tears back as i was out in public lol

  348. Kathy Rando Giannone

    My favorite beach read is Robyn Carr’s Summer in Sonoma. It led me back into reading on a regular basis, starting with her entire Virgin River series.

  349. PearlsClassandSass

    I just spent a week on the beach reading The Selection series by Kiera Cass and I have to say they were perfect!

  350. Welcome to Temptation, I read it again and again.

  351. Jesuep83

    My most memorable beach read is The Summer’s End. I would love to have a summer where all I did was enjoy the soft sand, watch the sun rise and set, and watch the surfers ride the waves.

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