Our favorite beach accessories are a soft, comfy towel, breezy hat, good tote, and a delectable book. That’s just the rule of travel thumb – if there are any rules. So, the next time you’re packing for Spring Break, be sure to pack a few of these reads in your suitcase to accompany the journey.
The Wedding Date, Jasmine Guillory: the “romantic comedy” book you’ll want to read twice.
New People, Danzy Senna: this one shares the tale of two college sweethearts planning a wedding combined with secrets of their past. If you’re rubbing your palms together in anticipation, you better get this one.
The Futures, Anna Pitoniak: another addictive story covering all things love and betrayal. The beach is probably the best place to relax and read a book like this.
Kitchens of the Great Midwest, Ryan Stradal: a warm novel to take with you if you want a little piece of home to stick with you during vacation.
Sweetbitter, Stephanie Danler: this one will have you transferred from the beach right in the center of New York City, as it captures the essence of the Big Apple with stories of trials and tribulations in the restaurant business. Yum.
The Vacationers, Emma Straub: perfect to pair with a poolside cocktail and the smell of suntan lotion. Why? It kind of has a lot of family drama, so you have to relax while reading somehow.
Goodbye Vitamin, Rachel Khong: a read that will have you laughing and crying at the same time. This book follows a girl’s tale while she breaks off her engagement and discovers what it’s like to be alone again.
The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin: this story follows four siblings over decades after a psychic tells them when they’re going to die. Yikes, we see why this one is a tough novel to put down.
Fierce Kingdom, Gin Phillips: Full of mystery and intensity, this is a masterful thrill ride that will flip between your fingers within hours. Ever finish a book so fast you don’t even recall the time? Psst…remember to flip over and reapply sunscreen every once in a while.
Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng: a riveting novel that is as wise as it is tender about teenage love and the danger of perfection.
The Mothers, Brit Bennett: another novel about young love and a big secret in a small community. Intrigued? Read on.
Five-Carat Soul, James McBride: stories springing from humanity, identity, and history converged. This book is full of sharp dialogue and poignant storytelling.
Turtles All the Way Down, John Green: We’re sure you’ve seen this one all over the bookstore shelves. If you like a drama that involves billionaires and mystery novels, this one is for you.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford: a classic novel that will transport you into an entirely different world and time.
Sing Unburied Sing, Jesmyn Ward: this book shares a delectable narrative to help readers understand oneself while following a story of all things love, grief, and failure – for some this is an ideal combination for centering perspective beachside.
Brittany is a member of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. Her favorite things about Sun Country are the close-knit family vibe and the passion behind the people, as if the employees and customers grew up loving the “airline next door.” Her favorite destination? The whimsical forests and rain of Seattle’s coast.