Beach Reads

Whether you want frothy fun, gripping suspense, a tense sports battle, twisty mystery, swoon-worthy romance, or sizzling blockbuster, these page-turners are perfect for your lounge chair or beach towel. For other books you just can't put down, check out these lists for kids and teens: Mystery Books and Thriller Books for Teens.

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Cannonball Book Poster Image
Warm story of individuality and achieving a perfect splash.
By Sacha Cotter
(2020)
(2020)
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Black Brother, Black Brother Book Poster Image
Boy challenges school bully in exciting sports story.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2020)
(2020)
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The Dragon Egg Princess Book Poster Image
Exciting tale of dragons, friendship, and world-saving.
By Ellen Oh
(2020)
(2020)
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From the Desk of Zoe Washington Book Poster Image
Girl works to clear her father of a crime in smart tale.
By Janae Marks
(2020)
(2020)
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The Season of Styx Malone Book Poster Image
Heartwarming story of friendship and adventure.
By Kekla Magoon
(2018)
(2018)
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City Spies Book Poster Image
Diverse young, skilled misfits team up in exciting spy romp.
By James Ponti
(2020)
(2020)
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Clean Getaway Book Poster Image
Boy and grandma's thrilling ride through U.S., family past.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
(2020)
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Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Rollicking, magical tale of girl who joins pirate crew.
By Caroline Carlson
(2013)
(2013)
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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Greek myths meet fast-paced adventure in boy-demigod tale.
By Rick Riordan
(2005)
(2005)
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Shuri: A Black Panther Novel Book Poster Image
Bold princess shines in African superhero adventure.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
(2020)
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Beyond the Bright Sea Book Poster Image
Moving adventure story of tween's search for her origins.
By Lauren Wolk
(2017)
(2017)
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The Last Last-Day-of-Summer Book Poster Image
Kid sleuths investigate zany time-travel mystery.
By Lamar Giles
(2019)
(2019)
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Race to the Sun Book Poster Image
Fun girl hero drives fast-paced, modern take on Navajo myth.
By Rebecca Roanhorse
(2020)
(2020)
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Summer of the Gypsy Moths Book Poster Image
Captivating story of resilient girls has some dark moments.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2012)
(2012)
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Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor Book Poster Image
Wild tale of orphans, billionaires, mansions, and murder.
By Ally Carter
(2020)
(2020)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
(2017)
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Better Off Friends Book Poster Image
Sweet, funny When Harry Met Sally romance for tweens.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2014)
(2014)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2008)
(2007)
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Deeplight Book Poster Image
Undersea fantasy delivers gallons of reading pleasure.
By Frances Hardinge
(2020)
(2020)
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From Twinkle, with Love Book Poster Image
Sparkling romantic comedy has lots to say about friendship.
By Sandhya Menon
(2018)
(2018)
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The Geography of You and Me Book Poster Image
Sweet, smart romance is perfect vacation reading.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2014)
(2014)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
(2008)
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Of Curses and Kisses: St. Rosetta's Academy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Sparkling modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."
By Sandhya Menon
(2020)
(2020)
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The Oracle Code Book Poster Image
Commissioner Gordon's daughter rebels in twisty origin tale.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2020)
(2020)
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Tokyo Heist Book Poster Image
Manga, art, and life lessons in top-notch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
(2012)
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The Upside of Falling Book Poster Image
Fake dating turns real and opposites attract in fun romance.
By Alex Light
(2020)
(2020)
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The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
(2013)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
(2020)
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Defy the Stars Book Poster Image
Sci-fi space thriller is a thought-provoking page-turner.
By Claudia Gray
(2017)
(2017)
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Book Poster Image
Teen detective "unsolves" murder in riveting thriller.
By Holly Jackson
(2020)
(2020)
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Somewhere Only We Know Book Poster Image
K-pop star steps out in romantic "Roman Holiday" retelling.
By Maurene Goo
(2019)
(2019)
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Spill Zone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Strong female hero drives exciting sci-fi horror thriller.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2017)
(2017)
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This One Summer Book Poster Image
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
By Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
(2014)
(2014)
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(2014)
(2014)
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The Beautiful Book Poster Image
Steamy, atmospheric paranormal romance set in New Orleans.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2019)
(2020)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
(2013)
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Loveboat, Taipei Book Poster Image
Taiwanese American teen finds love and freedom in fun tale.
By Abigail Hing Wen
(2020)
(2020)
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The Fault in Our Stars Book Poster Image
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
(2012)
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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Book Poster Image
Charming story mixes art history and teen romance in Paris.
By Samira Ahmed
(2020)
(2020)
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The Perfect Escape Book Poster Image
Charming romance highlights communication and integrity.
By Suzanne Park
(2020)
(2020)
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Serious Moonlight Book Poster Image
Layered, deep romantic mystery set in Seattle.
By Jenn Bennett
(2019)
(2019)
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The Taking Book Poster Image
Smart sci-fi thriller explores girl's odd 5-year absence.
By Kimberly Derting
(2014)
(2014)
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What I Thought Was True Book Poster Image
Sentimental romance perfect for teen summer beach reading.
By Huntley Fitzpatrick
(2014)
(2014)
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