Beach season is upon us, and for readers, that means beach reading season is here, too. Whether you’re headed to the east coast, west coast or the Great Lakes, you’ll want to load your NOOK with the best summer reads.
While most of us escape our inland existences to visit our favorite beach, some folks are lucky enough to live in one of the country’s best beach towns. To herald the arrival of summer, we took a look at the top NOOK Books in top beach towns. That way, you can read just like a local when you hit the beach this year.
Santa Monica, California
Just like the rest of the country, NOOK readers in this picturesque beach town near Los Angeles are devouring Dan Brown’s latest Robert Langdon thriller, Inferno. But they’re also getting big laughs from David Sedaris’s new essay collection, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.
Mackinac Island, Michigan
This car-free Lake Huron oasis hearkens back to a simpler time, as visitors take to their bikes to explore the sites. But behind the laid back façade, locals love to find suspense and adventure in the pages of their favorite NOOK Books. Victoria Laurie’s Doom with a View features a psychic private investigator, and Jayne Castle’s After Dark, is page-turning paranormal romance.
The sun worshippers in this Carolina paradise like their novels with a southern accent. Two of the town’s most popular books are set in always-intriguing Louisiana —Charlaine Harris’ final Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead Ever After, and Sandra Brown’s suspenseful New Orleans tale, French Silk.