Roundup of favorite beach reads

Below is a great roundup provided by CNN of favorite beach reads by best-selling authors.

They’re books you’ve likely seen in the hands of readers at the pool or under the shade of a beach umbrella, often a dog-eared paperback folded in two and smeared with sunscreen.

While there are no hard and fast rules about what constitutes a “beach read,” the idea is that they can be read quickly, or that they’re light in tone. Always, they’re captivating and preferably escapist.

Now that beach season has arrived, we quizzed five best-selling authors about their favorite summer reads. Of course, they’re each having busy seasons, working on new novels or showing off those that debuted recently. But they all plan to have some quality time with books.

Click through the gallery above to see what makes each author’s reading list for the coming months, and read on to learn about their all-time favorite beach reads.

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5 best-selling authors’ favorite beach reads

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