If you haven’t taken my quiz yet to get beach read recommendations tailored just for you, check it out here.

If your result is Women’s Fiction…

Women’s Fiction is one of my personal favorites because it explores relationships…but not just romantic ones. From the relationship between siblings to parent-child relationships and even friendships, women’s fiction dives into real life problems readers can identify with and even learn from.

Annual roundups of can’t-miss beach reads often feature women’s fiction prominently, especially from authors who have become synonymous with summer like Elin Hilderbrand and Mary Kay Andrews. Perhaps the original beach read, women’s fiction set at the beach has almost become a category of its own, but you don’t have to choose a title set at the beach for your women’s fiction read to qualify as a beach read. It’s just whatever you want to put in your beach bag or kick back in on your own porch with, and if you ask me it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. The beach lifestyle is a state of mind.

If you want women’s fiction set at the beach, try:

Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax

There are six books plus a novella in this series, and it’s my favorite series of all time!

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

She has so many books it’s hard to know where to start, but this was my first read by her.

Sullivan’s Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

Another author with lots of books to choose from, but this was her first.

Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews

And no, I didn’t just choose this one because of the name.

On Folly Beach by Karen White

I also recommend her Tradd Street series if you love Charleston and don’t mind ghosts

Moon Shell Beach by Nancy Thayer

Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore

If you don’t care whether it’s set at the beach, try:

Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Winn Scotch

My all-time favorite book of hers is The Song Remains the Same

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe

Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Yes, there was a book series before there was a Netflix series

Curious about the other quiz results? Here are links to those recommendation pages:

Contemporary Romance


Historical Romance

Have others that should make this beach read recommendations list? Obviously I can’t read *all the things* myself, so I’d love to hear your recommendations! Contact me