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Best Beach Reads of 2022

Whether you always have a book on the go at home or only get to read when you’re away, good beach reads are a holiday essential. From a steamy romance to a fast-paced thriller that has you hooked from chapter one, finding the right book can make or break your sunbathing sessions. Is there any better feeling than relaxing in the sun with a good book? 

To help you find the perfect book for your beach adventures this summer, we’ve put together this guide to the best beach reads of 2022. And of course, with our discount books for teachers, you can transport through the pages to a whole other world for even less.  

Our Top Beach Reads for 2022…

Book Lovers by Emily Henry 

Emily Henry is quickly becoming known as the queen of the summer beach reads after the previous success of her bestsellers You and Me on Vacation and Beach Read. And she is back again with another addictive tale offering the perfect balance of summer romance and clever wit that will have you chuckling to yourself. 

Book Lovers offer the classic trope of enemies-to-lovers between literary agent Nora and editor Charlie in a small North Carolina town. If you love a rom-com then this is the beach read for you! 

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune 

Five summers to fall in love, but only one moment to fall apart. Fortune’s debut is nostalgic and heartwarming as it tells the story of a magazine writer, Percy, who returns to the lake she grew up on and is faced with a difficult choice. Upon her return, she is reunited with the man she never thought she would be forced to live without. 

This beach read is perfect for those who believe every couple deserves a second chance at making it work. If you are a fan of Jojo Moyes then you will not be disappointed. 

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

After the success of Rebecca Serle’s first novel In Five Years, fans have been waiting for the next heartbreaking instalment. And it is safe to say that fans have not been disappointed with this next great love story. 

After the death of her mother, Katy reluctantly heads off on the mother-daughter trip of a lifetime to the Amalfi Coast, just as they had originally planned. But as she arrives in Positano (the same place Katy’s mother spent the summer before meeting Katy’s father), her mother Carol appears. Could she have really got her mum back?

The Guncle by Steven Rowley 

If you’re searching for the perfect laugh-out-loud comedy for your next beach read by the pool then look no further. The Guncle focuses on Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP) who has always loved his niece and nephew Maisie and Grant. 

As much as he loves spending time with them, taking care of two little children is no easy feat. But when tragedy hits, Patrick has to step up to the role of primary guardian. Will Patrick be able to cope? And will his lavish lifestyle and acting career survive his newfound responsibility? 

Idol by Louise O’Neill 

While this twisty thriller is a little different from what you would expect from a beach read, Louise O’Neill’s latest release will keep you hooked for the duration of your holiday. This page-turner explores the world of celebrity lifestyles and online influencers through the telling of a disputed story of teenage sexual awakening that goes viral. 

As the story considers how memories of the same event can be different, it asks us how we decide who is telling the truth. How can you ever fully believe what someone posts on their online profile? 

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