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2018’s Hottest Beach Reads

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2018’s Hottest Beach Reads

Summer is a dream on Nassau Paradise Island! Sun on your face, white sand in your toes, and the sounds of the ocean create the perfect backdrop to this list of the hottest beach reads of 2018.  Does your summer reading list look like ours?

The High Season by Judy Blundell

The High Season has been quoted as the ultimate beach read so make sure you have organized your island activities accordingly. Set in a beach town overrun with vacationers, one woman goes to extreme lengths when the life she loves is turned upside down. The characters in this book are promised an unforgettable summer—something you both will have in common!


Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Who says you can’t run away from problems? In this charming satire of an American abroad, Arthur finds himself almost falling in love in Paris, escaping a Moroccan ski chalet in a Saharan sandstorm, and stranded on a desert island in the Arabian Sea with the last person on Earth he wants to face. Travel with Arthur as he explores events around the world from the comfort of your beach chair in your own island paradise.


The Pisces by Melissa Broder

A novel about love, anxiety, and sea creatures—what more could you ask for while lounging poolside? The Pisces is a fearless story about a woman who housesits for the summer in Venice Beach and becomes entranced by an attractive swimmer one night while sitting alone on the beach rocks.


A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey

Fast cars and an open road; your daily commute will be a distant memory as you read the latest book from Peter Carey. Turn your cruise control on because this story will start in one way then take you to another place altogether.


Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown

Set in 1819, adventure and romance await aboard a pirate ship. A renowned chef has been kidnapped by a ruthless pirate who’s only request is to put exquisite food in front of her every Sunday. This read takes you on gourmet adventure that simmers over a touching love story. If this leaves you craving more, swing by The Pirates of Nassau Museum.  


The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

In the mood for a fresh, juicy, and addictive thriller? In The Last Mrs. Parrish, Amber is tired of being a nobody and she is willing to do anything to live the life that socialite Daphne takes for granted. Her worldly scheme may work, but a skeleton from her past may spoil her best-laid plans.

Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Are you traveling with family? This novel may be the entertaining read you have been searching for to bring you all closer. A daughter seeks answers to why her mother disappears after claiming her promised reward of a family trip to Antarctica. An irresistible read about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.


What will you be reading while you’re relaxing on the beach this season? And don’t forget to share photos from your Bahamas beach vacation with us using the hashtag #InstaParadise.

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