10 Best Beach Books for 2019

By Marissa Polascak
August 8, 2019

Some people go to the beach to splash in the water and play in the sand, and others like to spend their time soaking up the sun with a good book in hand. We know that our fans love to do all these things at the beach, so we decided to put together this list of the 10 best beach books for 2019! This list features books that will be turned into feature films this year, so we recommend scooping them up and spending your beach days reading away so that you’ll be ready when these stories appear on the silver screen.

A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron

This sweet novel from W. Bruce Cameron follows the story of Lucas Ray, who finds a stray pit bull puppy named Bella and sneaks her into his apartment where dogs are not allowed. Bella and Lucas Ray are separated by unfortunate circumstances and Bella, distraught from being away from her loving owner, travels through the Colorado wilderness to make her way home.

The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell

The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell

This thriller by an up and coming author, Mark Burnell, is about a woman named Stephanie Patrick, whose world was destroyed when her family was killed in a plane crash. The story follows Stephanie as she falls into a downward spiral and eventually takes on different personalities and identities in order to try to find herself and serve the intelligence service that has recruited her to solve the mystery behind the plane crash that killed her loved ones.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

This novel by Patrick Ness is the first book of the dystopian Chaos Walking trilogy. The story surrounds a character named Todd Hewitt, who lives in a town that is made up of only men. However, the town was infested with a Noise germ, which allows Todd and the men of his town to read eachothers’ thoughts. Follow Todd as he and his dog try to escape a dark secret while hostile men from the town are at their heels.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

This tale of a mother and daughter follows the story of Bernadette Fox, an architect from Seattle on the verge of a mental breakdown from the qualms of city life. Her daughter, Bee, wins a trip to Antarctica from her school, and in planning, Bernadette ruins a school function and goes missing. In this novel, readers try to solve a mystery along with Bee as she goes through emails, invoices, and school memos in order to uncover secrets her mother has been keeping for decades, and figuring out where she has gone.

After by Anna Todd

After by Anna Todd

The After Series by Anna Todd actually started as a Harry Styles fan fiction! This fan fiction gone viral is now being made into a feature film. After is the first installment of Todd’s series, following a girl named Tessa, who is your average good girl next door. Read along as Tessa falls in love with bad boy Hardin and see where the romance leads.

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is the first of an eight book series that follows the story of twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl, who is a millionaire and criminal mastermind. In this story, Artemis kidnaps a fairy named Captain Holly Short – except she’s not your normal storybook fairy – she’s part of the dangerous LEPrecon Unit. See where Artemis takes Holly in this magical story full of twists and turns!

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt follows the story of a thirteen-year-old boy named Theo Decker, a New Yorker who survives a fatal accident in which he loses his mother. Theo is thrown into a new home with a wealthy friend and clings onto the memory of his mother through a painting that lures him into a dark world of art. Read along as Theo grows up in this suspenseful story.

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

The Good Liar is a novel about a man named Roy who is from a small town in England. He meets a wealthy widow on the Internet and plans to drain her life savings and disappear from her life. But who is the man behind the scheme? The Good Liar peels back the pages of time and Roy’s secrets come to light in this riveting book.

The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon’s novel follows the story of Natasha and Daniel, two teenagers living in New York City who meet by chance. But Natasha’s family will be deported by the end of the day, and she’s one who believes more in science rather than love. Will Daniel make Natasha fall for him by the end of the day? This young adult story is great for all ages and perfect for those who enjoy a good love story.

The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn

The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn

This thriller is about a woman named Anna Fox; she lives alone in New York City and is somewhat of a drinker. Her favorite thing to do is sit at home, watch old movies, and spy on her neighbors. A new family moves in across from Anna, and one night she sees something that she probably shouldn’t have seen. Readers will be gripping the cover of this book as secrets are revealed and Anna finds out the truth behind the family next door.