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The Best Books of Summer 2019 | Williamson Realty Vacations

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

TheIrish authorreturned in 2018with an even more fascinating read than her 2017 bestseller,Conversations With Friends. Set in Dublin, Ireland,Normal Peoplefollows Marianneand 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.

Normal People by Sally Rooney | Williamson Realty

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 isa 25-year-old Jamaican woman living in London, andshe’shappy with her job at a newspaper—and with her white boyfriend, Tom. But when Tomcalls it quits, Queenie starts to spiral out of control. Williams told Goodreadsthe book is full of politics, gentrification, bad sex, and worse decisions—plus relatable WhatsApp group chats.

Queenie by Candice Carty Williams | Williamson Realty

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Once again, Megan Abbottcrafts a darktale 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 rivalswhen Diane shares a dark secret with Kit.

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott | Williamson Realty

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 unparalleledStrout wrestles with the beauty and brutality of growing old.

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout | Williamson Realty


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 | Williamson Realty

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

In his first book since 2015’sDavid and Goliath, the
paradigm-shifting author ofThe Tipping Pointtrains 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 | Williamson Realty

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 | Williamson Realty

Merchants of Truth, by Jill Abramson

The formerNew 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 | Williamson Realty

Range, by David Epstein

Okay, so the trick to becoming really good at something isnotto 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.

Source: All reviews were provided by Oprah Magazine

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