With summer right around the corner, are your summer beach reads stacked up and ready to go? Before you hit the beach this summer, make sure to check out this list of best summer reads for 2018. Whether you are looking for the best fiction books or in the mood for the best non-fiction books there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best books to read if your looking for your next summer beach read.
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer
This is summer’s best nonfiction book that is quickly climbing the ranks of best new books for 2018. This true crime nonfiction book by Michelle McNamara chronicles the grizzly and horrific crimes of the Golden State Killer. What’s even more riveting is the man behind the face, former police officer James DeAngelo Jr. Seeing. As this true crime unfolds in real life, you can plug together the pieces through McNamara’s extensive research. Seeing as many of his victims were vulnerable women, this is definitely one of the books to read in your twenties. Don’t leave this beach read off your summer list this August. Follow the clues and details that the late McNamara documents in this riveting novel.
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
The great thinker Malcolm Gladwell is back at it again. With his latest book climbing the ranks of new books for 2018, it’s no surprise why. This is unquestionably one of the best nonfiction books that will quickly become a staple Summer beach read. In his novel, Gladwell explores what happens when people are faced with obstacles in life. Gladwell also dives into disadvantages and how they play a role in our lives. Much like his other novels; Outliers, and Tipping Point, this novel should be a staple as far as books to read in your twenties. Expand your perspective by getting a peek into the mind of the great Malcolm Gladwell as he explores another social issue in this novel!
The Favorite Sister By Jessica Knoll
For all the girls out there, this is definitely one of the best books to read in your twenties. This novel centers on a reality T.V. show in New York City and a pair of sisters. Follow this riveting drama as the sisters encounter the struggles of being a girl and climbing the ladder of success among other things. From the same writer of Luckiest Girl Alive, this novel is surely one of the best fiction books this Summer.
Always Too Much, Never Enough By Jasmin Singer
This ice cream covered beach read is sure to be scattered all across beaches this Summer. Always Too Much, Never Enough is another one of the best nonfiction books that have made the new books of 2018 list. This memoir follows one woman’s exploration of her life as she experiences love, beauty standards, and the never-ending demands of women in today’s society. This relatable novel touches on everything that girls have to face in today’s world. For this reason, this is certainly one of the books to read in your twenties. Be sure to include this mesmerizing book as your next Summer beach read.
The Notebook By Nicholas Sparks
A Summer reading list wouldn’t be complete without Nicholas Sparks. Yes, this book may have come out several years ago. And yes, you have probably watched the film twenty times already. But the magic of this novel has yet to fade. This fictional summer read will transport you back in time where the Summer months mean love, romance, and the simple things in life. Make sure to put this timeless classic on your beach read list this August because this is undoubtedly one of the best books to read in your twenties.
Me Before You By JoJo Moyes
If you are unable to find any luck with a real Summer romance this season, then get your Summer romance fix through this beautifully written novel. Me Before You is arguably one of the best fiction books to date. Follow Louisa and her whimsical sense of fashion as she falls in love in the most unlikely of ways. With the plot of following your dreams, falling in love, and finding yourself, this should certainly be on your list of books to read this Summer.
Me After You
Here’s to another one of the best fiction books that should also double as one of the best books to read in your twenties. Spoiler alert: Once you’ve gotten your fix with Me Before You, then pick up the sequel to the novel: Me After you. The Summer beach read continues Louisa’s journey as she faces life and moving on without her beloved Will Traynor. Just make sure when you head off with this beach read, you take a bundle of tissues along with you.
Girl On A Train By Paula Hawkins
If you haven’t already, then you need to add this to your books to read in your twenties list. Although it made its debut in 2015, this Summer beach read is still running its course as one of the best fiction books. Get lost in the thrilling mystery of the girl on the train as she battles between getting over her ex and the curious couple who she is seemingly obsessed about. With its strange twists and turns, this dark thriller is a stark contrast from the sunny warmth of the beach. Nonetheless, be sure to mark this as your next Summer beach read.
Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn
If you loved Girl On A Train, then Gone Girl is another one of the best books to read that you should add to your Summer book list. Not only is this one of the best fiction books to read, but the plot that is loosely based on real events will keep you turning the page. Follow the clues and make up your own conclusion as to whether or not Nick Dunne had anything to do with his wife’s disappearance. If thrillers are your cup of tea, then be sure to grab a copy and take it to the beach with you this Summer.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Another one of the best nonfiction books to pick up this Summer is When Breath Becomes Air. If you are looking for a riveting beach read, then this one is for you. In his mid-thirties, Paul was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Before he died, he chronicled his thoughts in this novel. Paul wrote about what it means to live, what it means to die, and what it means to live life to its fullest. This is certainly one of the best books to read in your twenties because it explores ideas that we sometimes want to disregard. This is another great choice for this Summer!
I hope that you spend plenty of time this Summer reading your way through our Summer reading list. Which book is your favorite on our list? Have you read any of them before? Let us know in the comments below!