Noting that "beach reads are the stuff dreams are made of," Moneyish asked authors and booksellers to "dish on the summer's steamiest beach reads."
Among the booksellers contacted was John Evans, co-owner of DIESEL: A Bookstore in Larkspur and Brentwood, Calif. "I personally like to read an absorbing story like a great science fiction or mystery novel, but I often read classics when I'm on vacation," he said. "Most people ask for something they can just fall deeply into, where the storytelling seizes you and transports you." Beach reads currently flying off DIESEL's shelves include Tangerine by Christine Mangan, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.
Donna Garban of Little City Books, Hoboken, N.J., said, "We find that people like faster-paced books like thrillers, romances, coming-of-age stories and stories about success in the city. Basically, murder, sex and money." Her summer favorites include How Hard Can It Be by Allison Pearson, You Will Know Me and Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott and Ghosted by Rosie Walsh.