Beach Books

Five Books To Take On A Beach This Summer

Beach books, if chosen right, will make the hours in the sun fly by and there is no better time than now to start making a list of the best ones to take on a holiday with you.

Here’s a carefully selected list of some of our favourites…

‘The Man Who Risked It All’ by Laurent Gounelle

Beach Books The Man Who Risked It All

As Alan Greenmor stands at the top of the Eiffel Tower, he contemplates the life he has lived so far. Tired of living in the shadow of luck, followed by a series of unfortunate events, he is prepared to end it all, right then and there.

Just as he is about to jump, Alan is interrupted by a cough. Yves Dubreuil is a complete stranger who will change Alan’s life forever. Yves makes a suggestion to Alan, instead of ending his life, he should
dedicate it to Dubreuil and follow his directions. After all, what does he have to lose?

The Man Who Risked It All is a book of hope, self-discovery and acceptance. Written by a psychologist, the book will inspire positivity and light within you.

‘One Day’ by David Nicholls

Beach Books One Day

The story starts on 15 of July, Emma and Dexter spend the night together after their graduation and just when you think there might be something between them, destiny has a different plan for them.

As they go off to start their lives, they promise to stay in touch every year on the same day; 15 July. As the years go by Emma tries to change the world by writing and performing plays which are ultimately unsuccessful, while Dexter’s career takes off hosting a popular TV show.

Their worlds seem to clash each time, never on the same page, never in line – the only constant that remains is their hidden feelings for each other.

Follow Emma’s and Dexter’s life and love story over 20 years, and the end of it – set where it all started.

‘Before The Coffee Gets Cold’ by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Before The Coffee Gets Cold

Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi More than just a simple story of time travel, this one will take you on a journey through the eyes of four customers visiting a cafe in the back alley of Tokyo.

Embark on a journey through time travel with them, followed by a list of rules, of course. Customers of the café are allowed to travel back or forward to a time of their choosing as long as they return to the cafe before the coffee gets cold.

A business woman trying to mend her past relationship, a nurse looking for a letter, a bar owner who desperately needs to talk to her sister and a café owner with a message to her unborn child.

A fascinating beach book that you won’t want to put down.

‘The Girl Upstairs’ by Georgina Lees

Beach Books The Girl Upstairs

Calling all fans of Gone Girl, this one will hit just the spot. A slow-burning mystery thriller follows the story of two single women, who happen to be neighbours in never-sleeping London.

Suzie, a young widow who has lost her spark in life and Emily, whose life seems to be perfect. Suzie lives downstairs and can hear Emily’s life unfolding in the most banal way. She hears her loud music, her making dinner, her clacking heels across the wooden floor.

Fed up with it Suzie complains to the council and not long after, Emily disappears. With no one showing much interest in finding her, Suzie takes matters into her own hands, after all, she knows her best…

‘The Lost And Found Bookshop’ by Susan Wiggs

The Lost And Found Bookshop

Natalie Harper has everything she thought she wanted. A career, a fiancé and a life that should be fulfilling but unsurprisingly isn’t.

As she reflects on her life so far, Natalie is hit by some devastating news. Now she has to deal with the loss of her loved ones and an inheritance that puts a lot of weight on her shoulders, a bookshop and a grandfather, both of which need taking care of.

Little does Natalie know that there are no coincidences in life and she is right where she needs to be.

A very light summer beach book, perfect for enjoying in the sun…


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