Beach Reads

June 22, 2018

June is officially the start of summer. The season of sand, sun and beach reads begins and we’re here to help you out on the most important decision: which book will you bring along on vacation? Before you start packing, take a look at these must-have beach reads!

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” 

― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Note: some of the books in this list are intended for adults only.

1 Summer Set

Summer Set

T. Randal | Erotica


This is book three of the Summer Series. It is in script form.

2 Summer Gone

Summer Gone

T. Randal | Erotica


This is book two of the Summer Series. It is in script form.

3 Summer Schooled

Summer Schooled

T. Randal | Erotica


1st book of Summer Series. This is a script version.

4 Dawn, The Planet

Dawn, The Planet

Sam Goldenberg | Sci-fi Fantasy


A glorious summer day turns into a nightmare for 27 office employees in downtown Toronto, Canada. Mushroom-like creatures descend into their office building through a wormhole in space, capture and transport them to a life of slavery on a faraway planet. Living conditions are spartan, their captors oppressive, their future bleak. Led by Monty Dore, senior manager of the kidnapped employees, they learn to cope with their new lives, and, despite setbacks, continually plot to escape either back to earth or within the planet. The odds against them are great but can a rift between the two species that make up their oppressors be used to their advantage? That is Monty’s challenge.

5 The Story Girl

The Story Girl

Lucy Maud Montgomery | Children's Classics


The book is narrated by Beverley, looking back on his experiences one summer in Prince Edward Island. Sarah, known throughout this novel as The Story Girl, is exceptionally gifted at telling stories, spinning tales that captivate the other children living on the island.

6 Love vs. Lust

Love vs. Lust

Holly Vane | Erotica


6 months have passed since Holly Adams parents were murdered and her town massacred. All summer long she along with her Guardian Angel boyfriend and the Prince of Hell have been running. Hunted by both sides, Holly has been whisked all over the globe in a frantic bid to keep her from Michael, the Archangel intent on her demise. Faced with an uncertain future all she has to rely on is herself and her two protectors whom she treasures more than life itself. She must find a way to dodge the Devil, Heaven and Michael, all of whom want her for their own ends... After Caleb makes a heart wrenching choice, his decision inadvertently leads to the biggest confrontation of our time... *Contains graphic sex scenes and drug references not suitable for under 16's*

7 Gold, A Summer Story

Gold, A Summer Story

Mike Bozart | Erotica


Gold, a summer story, is an erotically charged, suspense-filled, film-noiresque, deceptive, highly unpredictable e-novel by Mike Bozart. It is set in North Carolina, primarily the Carolina Beach/Wilmington area. Charlotte, Raleigh, Fayetteville and Jacksonville (NC) also figure into the plot. Various characters 'accidentally' find a pair of gold nuggets worth over a million dollars. However, they have a hard time converting the bouillon into cash. Is the gold cursed? The desire for the gold is nearly equaled by the desire for sex. The lusty scenes are as steamy as the summer heat.

8 Summer in a Red Mustang with Cookies

Summer in a Red Mustang with Cookies

Boo King | Fiction


It was a time of peace, love and misunderstanding. Summer in a Red Mustang with Cookies is a hilarious and poignant look back to the summer of 1969 in a small northern town. A coming of age novel, narrated 25 years after the "unbearably hot" summer that changed the lives of three families forever. Lifelong friends Jo and Harold meet up with the charismatic American Beth Luoto, the new girl on the block. The trio become fast friends in a fast car, as Beth takes Jo and Harold on the joyride of their lives - an adventure that is at once exhilarating and terrifying.

9 Past Lives

Past Lives

Amy Hamlet | Mystery


When Sofia and Brice Moran’s parents are murdered, the teenagers must return to the place they used to spend every summer as children, until that is, Sofia suffered a tragedy no girl should have to endure. Now that she is again at the place she has tried to forget, the memories of her trauma plague her again only this time she vows to end it for good, with the help of a very sexy former high school friend. As Brice learns his sister’s secret, he also find that 'The Grove' he always loved, holds more secrets than good times. Now on board with Sofia to solve those secrets, all three of them realize they may be in for quite the surprise when it’s all over.

10 Three Little Lies

Three Little Lies

Melissa Wolff | Mystery


It is the summer of 2012. The sky is blue, the ocean is crisp, and six young women are missing, including Madison Porter. At the disappearance of her best friend, Amber Swanson falls into a spiral of destruction. She smokes, drinks and gets caught stealing. Her parents don't know what to do with her, so she is sent to live with her half-sister, Rebecca in Virginia, where she meets Ethan Hunter. The two lives collide and as Amber puts the pieces of her best friend’s disappearance together, she and Ethan are thrown into a whirlwind of secrets, deceit, and murder.

11 Solitary Summer

Solitary Summer

Elizabeth Von Armin | Fiction


The Solitary Summer is a partially autobiographical novel first published in 1899. It’s an account of a summer spent in the country, away from the social world in which a woman of Elizabeth Von Arnim’s social stance was supposed to move. It’s also a companion to Von Arnim’s more famous Elizabeth and Her German Garden, which I’ve yet to read, but now absolutely must. Despite the title, the narrator’s summer isn’t completely solitary. She’s accompanied by her somewhat condescending husband, to whom she refers ironically as The Man of Wrath, and by her three small daughters. But despite their presence, the book is still about a summer of quiet reflection and nature observation.

12 Summer Series

Summer Series

T. Randal | Erotica


Follow Angel on her world wide adventures. Sex, drugs, lust and betrayal follow her from port to port. Will she ever get home?