best beach reads this summer

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Just like summer weddings, summer beach reading can't be rushed into without advice from your friends. When we asked for some great beach reads for the summer, you didn't let us down. Here are the top picks for "something old, something new, something deep and something trashy". Enjoy!

top ten beach books

looking forward to...

love, love, love...

top five beach authors

top five beach series

top ten beach mags

health and wellness


If we've missed your favourites, be sure to let us know. We're always on the lookout for the latest and greatest best-story-ever-told.

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You missed Whole Living magazine! By far the best out of all those wellness mags!

Comment by Daniella — May 20, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

Daniella – I agree with you 100%!! Always an inspiring read. :)

Comment by Iryna — May 20, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

while i love the southern vampire series by charlaine harris -try these, good reads, not the usual type/style…
still missing by chevy stevens
the kindness of strangers by katrina kittle
sarah’s key by tatiana de rosnay
the last time i was me and/or henry’s sisters by cathy lamb

Comment by heather — May 20, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

Any Jodi Picoult would be a great beach read. She’s fantastic. Or Light Lifting by Alexander McLeod- it’s short stories so you don’t have to be attentive as long. And Love Charlaine Harris.

Comment by babs — May 21, 2011 @ 8:21 am

All of Sarah Addison Allens Books – we could all use a little magic in our lives..
Garden Spells
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
The Peach Keeper
The Sugar Queen

Comment by gngnyc — May 21, 2011 @ 11:07 am

That magazine list is not complete without SELF, although I honestly can’t say I disagree with any of your suggestions :) My husband and I have a lakehouse in New Buffalo, Michigan and we love getting away for the weekend at least once a month, sometimes twice in the summer. It’s a great way to catch up on our reading while soaking up the rays. Our neighbors introduced us to polarized reading sunglasses for those of you that are like us and enjoy reading on the beach from sun up to sun down!

Comment by Judy Wallace — June 13, 2011 @ 11:37 am

nice posts and nice site Great post man! Continue the good work!

Comment by seo company brisbane — October 7, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

I feel that recommending books especially those of “pop authors” like Nick Sparks, cuts into the integrity of what lulu lemon is all about. “Cosmopolitan magazine”?? C’mon! Don’t insult my intelligence, just do what you do best-make great yoga clothes, introduce people to new types of mind/body exercise, and leave our literature up to us.

Comment by Ellen Kane — November 18, 2011 @ 6:12 am

I do think you have taken into consideration some extremely intriguing points, thankyou for the blog post.

Comment by Jan Assante — January 6, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

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