Summer Beach Reads

June 15, 2020

Woman sitting on a lawn chair by the ocean in a bathing suit reading a book

It's June, which means it's officially summer. This also means everyone heads down to the beach to enjoy the waves and sand (while social distancing, of course). What better way to relax than grabbing a good book and digging your feet into the sand? BookCase Club has picked out a summer read for each of our subscriptions that might interest you.

For our Teenage Dreamers: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo is well known for her show-stopping young adult literature. Acevedo's Clap When You Land is the story of two sisters - one in the Dominican Republic, one in Washington Heights - who have no idea how a tragic plane crash is about to impact both of their lives. This story will show the bittersweet bonds of sisterhood in a dual narrative novel with both hardship and happiness. 

For those Booking for Love: Beach Read by Emily Henry

The latest romance novel for the beach this summer says it all on the name: Beach Read. Do you need any more convincing? A romance novelist who no longer believes in love and a literary writer with writer's block engage in a summer-long challenge that may change their minds on happily ever afters. 

For our Spontaneous Surprise-Me bookworms: The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward 

When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the "Become a Jetsetter" contest, she dreams of reuniting with her estranged children. Charlotte and her three kids pack up and take a Mediterranean cruise together to repair their lost relationships. This intelligent novel about the courage it takes to find your true self, the bittersweetness of family, and how to face the struggles of adulthood will keep you hooked this summer. 

For those intrigued by Strange Worlds: Circe by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller eloquently blends Greek mythology with fantasy in this book that highlights the life of a female god named Circe. Circe struggles with not using her power of dark magic and her witch-like tendencies and finds her strength to be a daring heroine. After reading this novel, you will be able to look forward to the television series on HBO Max, which adapts Miller's work. 

For our Thrill-Seekers: What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers by Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Dealing with her mother's death, Jessica Pearce Rotondi discovers a box of letters, newspaper clippings, and declassified CIA reports that bring to light a family secret: her uncle Jack, who quietly disappeared during the CIA-led Secret War in Laos in 1972. Read this and feel the thrill of uncovering not only family secrets but also U.S. government secrets. 

No matter what genre you prefer, now is the time to embrace the wonderful combination of sunshine and books. Dig your toes in the sand, dip your toes in the pool, or simply lay around in your favorite hammock this summer - all with the best books in hand. If you haven’t already, sign up for your favorite genre and we’ll send two books right to your front door