The Best Books of Summer 2019
One of the best things about summer is having a little extra time to relax and read. There’s no place better to read than the beach. Toes in the sand, drink in hand, the kids splashing about in the water. No matter what you enjoy from fiction to history this week we have some of the best books that you’ll want to read during your Ocean Isle Beach vacation.
is a great escape from reality. Besides isn't vacation all about relaxing, and forgetting work, reality and the stresses of day to day life? What better way to do that then by immersing yourself in a great page turner. Here are three great fiction books to
enjoy on the beach
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Irish author returned in 2018 with an even more fascinating read than her 2017 bestseller, Conversations With Friends. Set in Dublin, Ireland, Normal People follows Marianne and Connell's friendship through various stages of their lives in college and as adults. The complex relationship and emotional dependency between the two characters is gut-wrenching—but an absolute must-read.
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
In her debut novel, Candice Carty-Williams presents a coming-of-age story that's being compared to the 1996 classic Bridget Jones Diary. Queenie is a 25-year-old Jamaican woman living in London, and she's happy with her job at a newspaper—and with her white boyfriend, Tom. But when Tom calls it quits, Queenie starts to spiral out of control. Williams told Goodreads the book is full of politics, gentrification, bad sex, and worse decisions—plus relatable WhatsApp group chats.
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
Once again, Megan Abbott crafts a dark tale of suspense in this 2018 thriller. Diane Fleming and Kit Owens are two young girls who formed an unlikely bond when they were teenagers, based on their shared career interests. But the two friends soon become rivals when Diane shares a dark secret with Kit.
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
The relentlessly humane, Pulitzer-prize winning author returns to Crosby, Maine and her most beloved and unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge. Here, the simply unparalleled Strout wrestles with the beauty and brutality of growing old.
Fiction isn’t’ for everyone. For some folks reading the latest Non-Fiction is the perfect way to spend the day on Ocean Isle Beach. Remember we have great inventory of vacation homes and condos that are on the ocean front offering you the opportunity for hours of lounging on the deck book in hand and the sounds of the ocean in the background. Here are three awesome works of Nonfiction you’ll want to read this summer.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
In his first book since 2015’s David and Goliath, the
paradigm-shifting author of The Tipping Point trains his
incisive eye on the ways we interact with and try to understand (or not) the
people we don’t know
Furious Hours by Casey Cep
Harper Lee loved a good true-crime story, as evident by her vital contributions to Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. In Cep’s thrilling account of an Alabama murderer, his killer, and the lawyer who got them both off, we get to see the To Kill a Mockingbird author hot on the trail of some slippery characters while she struggles to write a worthy follow-up to her iconic novel.
Merchants of Truth, by Jill Abramson
The former New York Times managing editor and the first woman to serve as the paper’s Washington bureau chief has written a must-read opus at a time when the Fourth Estate has been named POTUS’s public enemy number one.
Range, by David Epstein
Okay, so the trick to becoming really good at something is not to practice that thing for 10,000 hours? Got it. In his blurb for David Epstein's second book, an assiduously researched and accessible argument for being a jack of all trades, Malcolm Gladwell (who popularized the 10,000 hours rule) says: "David Epstein manages to make me thoroughly enjoy the experience of being told that everything I thought about something was wrong." Readers will do the same.
Have you picked your favorite beach book for beach vacation? All you need to do now is to pick out your favorite Ocean Isle Beach vacation home. Our friendly reservationists are here to help you find that perfect vacation home. Of course, you can always click the button below to see all of our vacation homes and book directly on our safe and secure website. We'll have you on the beach with your toes in the sand turning page after page in no time.
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