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best-summer-booksYes!! It’s finally time to head to the beach for your Ocean Isle Beach vacation. But wait…don’t forget to throw a book in that beach bag! But what book do you choose?

There are so many great reads for Summer 2017, from intriguing mysteries to enduring love stories! So how do you choose? You are headed to the sandy shores to enjoy the hum of the surf, the warmth of the sun, and a blissful escape from reality. Let us help you find a book that will capture your imagination, and give you the respite that you deserve.

Here are 5 great reads that you should check out for you Ocean Isle Beach vacation!!

1. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.

Like nothing you’ve ever read before, All the Missing Girls delivers in all the right ways. With twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, you may think you’re walking a familiar path, but then Megan Miranda turns it all upside down and inside out and leaves us wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love.

2. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •In this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water’s Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman’s awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.

3. The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown by Catherine Burns

Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more.

4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

5. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A Novel by Arundhati Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war.

It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love…and by hope.

You can also enjoy a great book from the comfort of one of our amazing beach vacation homes in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Imagine yourself curled up in a quite corner with breath-taking ocean view. Or maybe relaxing in a porch swing while sipping iced tea is more your style! While the pages of a book offer an escape from reality, we want you to know that your dream vacation can be a reality! Click the link below to discover a beach vacation rental that is just for you!!

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