It’s time to start planning for this summer’s beach getaway. Do you have your new swimsuit? What about sunblock, a new pair of reading sunglasses, and a beach bag full of good reads? Here are six books we know you’ll want on hand for your sandy summer sojourn.


1. Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown

The author of The Da Vinci Code is back with another masterful mix of history, art, codes, and symbols.  This time, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, finds himself drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces — Dante’s Inferno. It’s a real page burner!


2. 12th of Never by James Patterson

Here’s another best seller to add to your beach bag. After only a week at home with her newborn daughter, Lindsay Boxer, is forced to return to work and face two of the biggest cases of her career in the 12th book of the Women’s Murder Club series. Apparently, a mother’s work truly is never done.


3. The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick

Do you enjoy a bit of history with your beach reads? Check out the latest offering from Amanda Quick’s Ladies of Lantern Street series and explore the crimes, passions, and paranormal secrets of Victorian London.


4. Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White

Take a summer break on a sumptuous private Florida island with Sanibel’s most famous resident — marine biologist and world adventurer, Doc Ford. This time, the good doctor has to race against the clock to stop environmental extremists from blowing up the entire island. Can he do it all before midnight?


5. Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews

Best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews is back with another great beach read about Grace Stanton, a rising media star whose life is turned upside down when she discovers her husband cheating on her. She moves in with her mom, who owns a rundown beach bar, and joins three other marital misfits for a weekly Ladies’ Night. Dive into this novel full of unique humor, heart, and unpredictable plot twists.


6. Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Enjoy a real escape from reality with this full-on action-adventure about Jessica McClain, the only female werewolf in town. Her newly found mate has been kidnapped by a goddess hell-bent on revenge, and Jessica is positive she can save him with the help of two vampires, a couple loyal pack members, and one very reluctant human in this howling good read.

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