Best Summer Reads: 15 Vacation & Beach Reads That Never Get Old

Jun 6, 2018 at 2:42 p.m. ET
Best Summer Reads
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You know what makes beach reads and summer reads so great? They're meant to be easy. And by easy, we mean books that'll suck you in with their impeccable storytelling, their irresistible characters and the lessons they leave you with. Maybe they're books you've read a million times over because you love them that much, or maybe they're books that are completely new to you. Whatever the case may be, summer reads have this way of inspiring creativity, inspiration, wanderlust — and all the emotions.

From newer releases and books-turned-films to classic, iconic novels, these 15 books are perfect for throwing into your pool or beach bag or shoving into your backpack while you pack for your next flight. Plus, they span genres from hilarious memoirs and chick lit to horror and adventure, so you know there's something in this list for everyone.

1 /15: 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac

1/15 :'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac

2 /15: 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed

2/15 :'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed

3 /15: 'The Gunners' by Rebecca Kauffman

3/15 :'The Gunners' by Rebecca Kauffman

4 /15: 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert

4/15 :'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert

5 /15: 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?' by Mindy Kaling

5/15 :'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?' by Mindy Kaling

6 /15: 'Yes Please' by Amy Poehler

6/15 :'Yes Please' by Amy Poehler

7 /15: 'Killing Yourself to Live' by Chuck Klosterman

7/15 :'Killing Yourself to Live' by Chuck Klosterman

8 /15: 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding

8/15 :'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding

9 /15: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee

9/15 :'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee

10 /15: 'The Shining' by Stephen King

10/15 :'The Shining' by Stephen King

11 /15: 'The Virgin Suicides' by Jeffrey Eugenides

11/15 :'The Virgin Suicides' by Jeffrey Eugenides

12 /15: 'Bridget Jones's Diary' by Helen Fielding

12/15 :'Bridget Jones's Diary' by Helen Fielding

13 /15: 'The Devil Wears Prada' by Lauren Weisberger

13/15 :'The Devil Wears Prada' by Lauren Weisberger

14 /15: 'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr

14/15 :'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr

15 /15: 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' by J.K. Rowling

15/15 :'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' by J.K. Rowling