Summer is a time to catch up on reading. There is no better time to focus on a good book than while sitting on a beach. Here are some 2018 releases that make for the best books for reading on the beach!
1. Sharp, Michelle Dean
This book features 10 women who are strong and powerful but are seen as threats to their colleagues. The book is compact, which makes it perfect for reading on the beach.
2. Look Alive Out There, Sloane Crosley
This witty book of essays tells stories that have happened in Crosley’s life. These stories are short, but they make us realize things around us since they look beyond Crosley’s experience.
3. America Is Not The Heart, Elaine Castillo
Though this book takes place in the 80s, it is still relevant to today. It tells the story of an immigrant who moves into her aunt’s house in the Bay area after leaving political prison in the Philippines.
4. Unwifeable, Mandy Stadtmiller
Stadtmiller tells her story of moving to New York City after leaving an abusive marriage. She finds success in journalism, and this is the story of how she overcame her difficulty to emerge better than ever.
5. All The Names They Used For God, Anjali Sachdeva
Though fairy tales are thought to be for children, this book thinks otherwise. It is a collection of short stories and myths that give us hope for modern day magic.
6. Feel Free, Zadie Smith
Feel Free is a collection of essays that provides Smith’s take on contemporary culture. It talks about a variety of topics and people, from Beyonce and Manhattan to British politics and more.
If you have been told to watch your language more times than you care to admit, this book is for you. It talks about how swearing is actually good for you. These are just a few of the best books for reading on the beach!
8. Neon in Daylight, Hermione Hoby
This book is perfect for anyone unsure about their future. It takes place during the course of a heat wave in Manhattan. Kate, an Englishwoman, is juggling a love for the Big Apple while grappling with life back home and trying to figure out her future.
9. Red Clocks, Leni Zumas
In a world where a woman’s right to choose is constantly debated, this story tells of the strength of women. In this book, abortion is once again illegal in the United States and five women are navigating these new confines.
10. The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure, Shoba Narayan
In a world where women too often tear each other down, this book tells an unlikely story of hope. Narayan lived in Manhattan for a while but moved to Bangalore to be with family. She befriends the woman who brings fresh milk and dairy every day, and they set off on an adventure together to find a new cow.