Just like sunscreen, a compelling book is an essential part of any successful beach day while vacationing at Dreams Resorts & Spas. There’s virtually no better place to break out a good book and read it uninterrupted for an afternoon. Still, with all the wonderful novels out there, how do you decide which one to choose? Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of five beach reads you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a fan of suspense, humor or supernatural novels, we have a book just for you!
And the Mountains Echoed
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Brought to you by the award-winning author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, And the Mountains Echoed is an intriguing narrative that examines how families love and betray one another across multiple generations.
Night Film [Available August 20th]
Author: Marisha Pessl
This classic literary thriller centers on a journalist who suspects that a reclusive horror film director had a hand in his daughter’s apparent suicide. In an attempt to prove his case, the journalist risks losing the last shreds of his already damaged credibility.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
If your cup of tea is the supernatural, then look no further than The Ocean at the End of the Lane. This dark fantasy novel is the story of a man who returns to his childhood home in Sussex, England, where a man’s suicide unleashed unfathomable dark powers into the world 40 years before.
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Set in the late 1940s, this book delves into the complex relationships of four couples as they struggle with what it means to be “married.” Sullivan deftly interweaves this story with that of a young copywriter who later conceives the historic De Beers slogan, “A diamond is forever.”
Crazy Rich Asians
Author: Kevin Kwan
Kwan’s first foray into the literary world is an absolute comedic success. The narrative focuses on Rachel, an American Chinese girl who decides to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend Benjamin and his family. The extravagance—and hilarity—that ensues is what makes this book a summer must-read.