Every summer, there are dozens and dozens of new books released, each one claiming to be "the perfect beach read," but with so many choices out there, how is a reader supposed to keep up with them all? If you're looking for a juicy story you can finish in a single weekend, then check out these short beach reads you may have missed.
The term "beach read" means something different to every reader, but to me, its definition is simple: a book so good, so engaging, you risk getting a sunburn while reading it because you just can't put it down. Of course, if you follow my rule, a beach read could be basically anything, which means finding the perfect one can be a serious challenge. Should you pick up the most hyped thriller of the summer, the literary fiction novel critics won't quit talking up, or the romance bookstagrammers can't stop sharing online? The truth is, you can pick anything you want, but my suggestion is this: look for the hidden gems, the great titles that might be right below your radar, instead of the books you see everyone else with.
If you're hitting the beach this weekend and hoping to bring a great read with you, here are five short new books you may have missed this summer, but that should definitely be on your radar.