Best Summer Beach Reads 2011: 7 Must-reads for Vacations

There’s nothing better than delving into a book during vacation. Lazy days spent soaking in the sun at the beach serve as the perfect time to indulge a passion for murder mysteries, heartfelt stories or romance novels. With the interruptions of daily life left behind, spend your vacation immersed in that hot best-seller you’ve been dying to read or catch up on your favorite author’s latest release. Get started with this summer beach reads 2011 list:

Best Summer Beach Reads 2011 Edition

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

With wit and humor, the best-selling chick lit queen weaves together the stories of four women struggling to define love and family.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

A wildly funny romp behind the scenes of the personal and professional life of America’s favorite comedienne.

Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

Bumbling bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back for another madcap misadventure dodging killers and the smoking hot men in her life.

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

In a world where vampires are the new minority group, small-town gal Sookie Stackhouse wonders if her new lover is responsible for a recent string of murders.

The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge

When his brother dies on a beach in the Hamptons, Jack Mullen must peel back the cultured veneer that shelters the wealthy to uncover the truth and plot his revenge.

Planting Dandelions by Kyran Pittman

Warm and funny, Pittman shares the hilarious trials and tribulations of trying to balance marriage, career and motherhood.

The Gap Year by Sarah Bird

When their geeky, obedient 17-year-old daughter turns rebellious and disappears with the high school bad boy, Aubrey’s divorced parents must unite to find their daughter in a journey of discovery that is both hilarious and heartbreaking.

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