The 5 Best Beach Reads of the Summer

Grab your sunscreen, beach chair, a towel and one of these books! They'll keep you so riveted you might not even notice those guys playing beach volleyball. They're that good.

1. No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments by Brooke Berman

Beginning at her Barnard dorm, this memoir follows Berman from age 18 to 38 as she moves from address to address, borough to borough, trying to make her dream of becoming a playwright a reality.

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2. Anthropology of An American Girlby Hilary Thayer Hamann

This coming-of-age novel is told in the voice of Eveline, a 17-year-old girl growing up in East Hampton in the late 1970s and New York City in the 1980s, the story follows her as she falls in and out of love, learning much about life in the process. Don't be turned off that it's 600 pages - every one of them is worth it. It's not too late to find a summer fling of your own.

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3. Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

Katherine Patterson changed her name, moved to a new city and found a new best friend in Alice. But when Alice's dark secrets come to light, their close relationship might prove fatal.

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4. Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Cabot (Princess Diaries) offers her spin on the vampire phenomenon: a killer is loose in Manhattan, leaving women completely drained of blood. Television show writer Meena Harper doesn't believe in vampires, but winds up falling in love with one way anyway.

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5. Suck It , Wonder Woman! By Olivia Munn

Comedian and TV host Munn writes about past relationships, living in Hollywood and more nerdy topics like Comic Con. Munn dedicates this book to everyone who's ever been mean to her and opens with, "Thanks for being such assholes!" Yeah, we like her.

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