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The Best Books for the Beach

There’s just something about a summer read we can’t get enough of. So before you pack your beach bag and lay out in the sun, be sure to pop into Coles to find you next must-read, book club pick, or e-reader essential.



Whatever you’re in the mood for, a brilliant piece of fiction is just what you need. Get lost in a dreamy romance, get wrapped up in a page-turning suspense, or laugh your behind off with a cute comedy. But, if you’re looking for a recommendation try Ali Hazelwood’s The Love Hypothesis. Receiving accolades from The New York Times, Buzzfeed, and even TikTok, it’ll take you on a deep exploration of love, romance, and relationships set against the backdrop of science and academics.



If you’ve skimmed through Netflix in the last few months, you’ve surely stumbled across the series Inventing Anna. If you’re not familiar, the series is based on the true story of a self-proclaimed foreign heiress who made friends with Manhattan’s elite…and then duped them out of a lot of money before going to jail. One such duped friend, Rachel DeLoache Williams, decided to document her experience in print. The perfect mix of adventure, luxury, crime, and travel, her book My Friend Anna will have you turning the pages faster than the tide changes.


Puzzle Books

Not in the mood to lose yourself in a story? More interested in strategy, brain teasers, and trivia? Pack a pen and an activity book and kickback in the shade. Whether you’re all about the numbers in sodoku, have a knack for crossword clues, or want to draw, doodle, and organize your thoughts with journal prompts, there’s a book for that and there’s no better place to start working on it than poolside, sitting on the dock at the lake, or laying back at the beach.


Happy reading!