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Nothing is more relaxing than losing yourself in a good book at the beach! If you’re headed to 30A this summer for a much-needed vacation, make sure your beach tote is filled with the best reads to enjoy as you stretch out by the waves. There are so many great books\ out there - it’s hard to narrow down the right one for you! Peruse this list of ten amazing books labeled by genre, then pack your bags and book your stay with 30A Cottages and Concierge!



1. The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

Three girls went missing at a summer camp when they were just teens - and Emma was the last one to see them alive. Fifteen years later, she decides to face her fears by returning to the same camp as an instructor and finally find some answers about what happened to her friends all those years ago. The Last Time I Lied is a page-turner that you won’t be able to put down!



2. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

If you loved the Harry Potter series (and, come on, who didn’t?), then you’ll love J.K. Rowling’s new mystery series written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The Cuckoo’s Calling is a well-written masterpiece that will keep you guessing until the end!


Historical Fiction

3. The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen

Inspired by true events, The Last Town on Earth is an emotional book set in a small mill town in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900s. Hearing news of a deadly illness sweeping the area, the town decides to quarantine themselves to protect against the disease. The story of the town’s inhabitants fighting for their survival will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Young Adult

4. Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Recently made into a movie called Love, Simon, this award-winning book is an emotional story of a closeted high school teen looking for love while trying to hide his orientation from his friends. Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda is a touching coming-of-age tale that lovingly supports and encourages the LGBT community.



5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows features a colorful team of misfits with hidden powers who are looking to save their war-torn country with a high-stakes heist. Though a bit dark and spooky at times, Leigh Bardugo’s descriptive writing and exciting action scenes draw you into her world immediately!



6. Paper Towns by John Green

When a high school student’s secret crush suddenly runs away from home without any warning or information, he is baffled and panicked - until he realizes she left a series of clues only for him. Paper Towns is a mysterious, exciting, and heartwarming book that any reader is bound to love.



7. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

A consistently thought-provoking author, Malcolm Gladwell, breaks down the art of “thinking without thinking” in his fascinating book, Blink.



8. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult spins a truly dramatic story set in present-day Amish country. After an unmarried Amish girl is accused of giving birth and then smothering her child, a young defense lawyer is brought in to distinguish the lies from the truth. Readers will adore how Jodi Picoult tells this intensely emotional tale in Plain Truth.



9. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Who doesn’t love a classic mystery? Agatha Christie, one of the finest mystery writers of all time, spins a fascinating and exciting riddle in Murder on the Orient Express that will keep you guessing until the very end!



10. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Filled with both cartoons and heartfelt stories, award-winning writer and cartoonist Roz Chast takes you through the bittersweet realities of growing up and growing old. It’s a great read that confronts the ups and downs of life in a relatable way - perfect for leisurely reading!


Book Your Stay in 30A! Now that you’re ready for a beach escape to 30A, find the best place to stay while you’re there! >30A Cottages and Concierge has beautiful homes within walking distance of the water. Summer is upon us, so start planning your dream vacation!