Looking for a great new beach read? We have plenty. On this list are new novels from Elin Hilderbrand, Frances Mayes, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Kristy Woodson Harvey, to name just a few. There are more than a few brand-new stories included here, and there are also some new installations in already beloved series queued up in this to-read list. There are novels set on the coast and in the cities, across the South and abroad. With so many stories, there’s sure to be one here that will spark your interest.
So enjoy your summer vacation, pour yourself a drink, and get lost in one of these new releases. All are page-turners with memorable stories and compelling characters. And, of course, these summer books are best enjoyed on vacation and at your leisure. However, even if you’re not traveling during this particular break, we still have plenty of beach-set books on this list that will transport you. All it takes is a few pages and you'll begin to feel the sand under your feet and the sea breeze on your face. Summer vacation, here we come! (Oh, and P.S.: We have your spring break reading list covered too.)