Posted by: Sunset Rentals | May 20, 2014

5 Summer Beach Reads for 2014

Beach booksYou can’t come to the beach without the perfect book to read! Good beach books include anything that lets you escape from daily life into an entirely different world. That may be suspense, fantasy, romance or even a historical tale that takes you back in time.

Here are our picks for 5 fun summer beach reads this year:

1)      The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel by Dorothea Benton Frank – This is a great one because it’s written by a Lowcountry local. Dottie Frank, who has written many novels set in South Carolina, is adept at creating a compelling storyline that draws you in and fills you with plenty of seaside details, making it a perfect complement for your beach vacation. Her latest tells the tale of the “hurricanes” of life experienced by three generations of Lowcountry women.

2)      The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe – Another Lowcountry author and tale, this is the second in a trilogy of books by Mary Alice Monroe that follows the lives of three half-sisters and their grandmother.

3)      The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – The latest from the author of “The Secret Life of Bees,” which was made into a hugely popular movie, “The Invention of Wings,” selected as part of Oprah’s book club, follows the story of a Charleston slave and the daughter of the family whom she works for.

4)      The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Popular among young adults, this novel by John Green will be released as a movie this summer. The book tells the story of two young people diagnosed with cancer and their subsequent romance.

5)      Divergent by Veronica Roth – Also made into a popular movie, this is the first in a futuristic young adult series that looks at a world divided into factions, each cultivating a particular virtue, which kids must choose to join at age 16.

6)      Field of Prey by John Sandford – For those of you who like a good murder mystery, this is for you. In “Field of Prey,” a young couple comes upon a gruesome scene full of dead bodies and the killer is on the loose.

What will you be carrying to the beach with you this summer? Let us know if there’s any great ones out there that we missed.

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