Beach Reads for the Backyard

Not ready to brave the waves just yet? Bring the beach to you this summer with these backyard beach reads for parents.

Did you go through your summer reading list in quarantine? Looking for a new book that will get you in a summer mood? Re-stock your shelves and let your imagination take you to a more fun days with these backyard beach reads.

A Week At The Shore by Barbara Delinsky

This long-awaited new book from Delinsky revolves around three sisters reuniting at their family’s beach house. Of course, there’s always drama. Get it for $16.99 on Amazon.

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Weiner is always a perfect “beach” read. Her new book is all about family, friendship and female relationships. Get it for $16.80 on Amazon.

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

Sure, this is a Jenna Bush Hager Book Club pick, which can be hit or miss, but this light read about messy family life is one you can savor in short chunks as you chase after the kids. Get it for $16.20 on Amazon.

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett

Set in the 1960s, identical twins run away from their small Louisiana town. We find out, years later, the two sisters live separate lives. One lives with her daughter in the same town and the other lives miles away as she secretly passes for white.

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Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

If you’re craving a rom-com read, Jasmine Guillory’s latest novel follows lawyer Olivia Monroe and hotshot junior senator Max Powell, who surprises her with a chocolate cake. This sweet surprise sparks a secret romance between the two.

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Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.

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