Our book club just read “Florence Adler Swims Forever: A Novel” by Rachel Beanland. It’s set in and around Atlantic City in the 1930s. As I was reading it, I was wishing I was on the beach!
Sharon Billetdoux

A “Salty Piece of Land” – If you’re a Jimmy Buffet Fan and a Parrot Head.  This book is perfect for the beach (along with a Margarita of course!)
Dr. Tom Kadar

“Fairy Tale” by Stephen King. I read it on vacation, and it was wildly bizarre, entertaining and pretty long at over 600 pages, so it will last a good part of the summer on the beach. The book was written during Covid and is not terrifying like many of Stephen King’s novels. I like to read fiction on the beach when it is time to decompress!
Chantal Capodicasa

An old favorite, “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” by Fannie Flagg. It captures your heart from page 1, and 2-page chapters make for easy beach reading.
Linda Mesko
Cherry Hill

Hopefully the weather at the beach is hot and steamy because that’s exactly how I would describe “The Nanny” by Lana Ferguson. I couldn’t put it down.
Detron Lamsi

For the beach you can’t beat a book about a dog…or a good mystery…or a good mystery narrated by a dog! I recommend “Dog On It” by Spencer Quinn (or any of the Chet & Bernie mysteries). They date back a few years but are definitely worth digging up.
Heather Simmons

“Nora Goes Off Script” by Annabel Monaghan. It’s a spicy hot novel, full of twists and turns.
Frances Lee
Pine Hill

“Love With a Chance of Drowning: A Memoir” by Torre DeRoche is a great beach read because it’s light, funny and relatable to all women (single, married, divorced).  Plus the backdrop is a city girl who is petrified of deep water and meets and falls for someone who loves to sail. It’s definitely  witty, charming and sheds light on the potential of taking risks.
Carla Reinas

I actually bought Andy Cohen’s latest book, “Daddy Diaries,” and saved if for Memorial Day weekend. It’s light and funny and reminded me of every parenting issue I ever had. Made for a great day at the beach.
Jeremy Cohn

Daniel Waters is a local author who has a series of books – gripping mysteries! – that take place at the Shore. They got me through the whole summer last year.
Rob Tryson
Mt. Laurel

I would recommend “The Body Revelation” by Alisa Keeton. If you are the type of person who is always on a diet trying to fix yourself, this is a great read, it unites scientific data with spiritual and holistic principles. It explores the root of your desire to make yourself better.  And helps you discover healing techniques to guide you to embody who you are instead of trying to fix yourself. If you have been looking to obtain that summer body and feel like you’ll never get there. This is the read for you.
De Bolton

“Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson is a great beach read that will keep you so engrossed you may forget to reapply sunscreen and hydrate properly. I am an avid reader, and I listen to 2-3 books per month. I wish I had saved this book for the beach!
Keisha Stephenson Taylor
Mount Laurel 

“The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones” by Rich Cohen. It’s a crazy behind-the-scenes look at one of the wildest bands of our time.
Tim Jursilly

August 2023
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