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10 Books Like Beach Read

Books Like Beach Read

If you’re anything like me, finishing a book you love is bittersweet. It’s like saying goodbye to characters who felt like friends, and the post-book blues can hit hard.

Especially when you stumble upon a gem like Emily Henry’s “Beach Read,” a novel that perfectly blends witty banter, heartwarming romance, and a dash of summery vibes.

It leaves you craving more stories that offer a similar escape.

Trust me, I’ve been there.

Scrolling through endless lists of “books like Beach Read,” only to find recommendations that miss the mark. It’s frustrating, right?

You want another book that will sweep you away, make you laugh, maybe even shed a tear, and ultimately leave you feeling satisfied.

Well, fear not, my friends, because I’ve done the digging for you.

I’ve compiled a list of some books that capture the essence of “Beach Read,” each with its own unique charm. These books will transport you to different settings, introduce you to new characters you’ll fall in love with, and most importantly, provide the perfect antidote to those post-“Beach Read” blues.

Let’s get started.

Books Like Beach Read

1. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren book cover

A dream Hawaiian honeymoon, but the happy couple is doubled over with food poisoning, and the only ones left standing are the bride’s twin sister Olive and the groom’s brother Ethan.

Not exactly a match made in heaven, these two have a history of… well, hating each other’s guts.

But hey, free trip to paradise, right?

So, they grin and bear it, throwing hilarious shade and one-upping each other at every turn. It’s a battle of wills with a side of mai tais, and who knows, maybe those sparks flying aren’t just from the volcanic sand.

Just like in “Beach Read,” we’ve got sunshine, simmering tension, and a love story brewing where you least expect it.

2. You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle book cover

Naomi and Nicholas are the perfect couple… on the outside.

Behind closed doors, it’s a whole different story.

This engagement is a disaster waiting to happen, and they both know it.

But breaking up means financial ruin, so what’s a couple of scheming fiancés to do?

Enter a hilarious game of one-upmanship, filled with pranks, sabotage, and a surprising amount of self-discovery.

Who knew a break-up could be this much fun?

Just like “Beach Read,” we’re diving into a relationship that’s gone off the rails, but with a healthy dose of laughter and a heartwarming reminder that sometimes, love is worth fighting for.

3. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

the hating game by sally thorne book cover

Lucy and Joshua are office rivals extraordinaire.

They sit across from each other, plotting each other’s demise with every passive-aggressive Post-it note and meticulously timed eye roll.

But what happens when the line between love and hate gets a little blurry?

Throw in a promotion on the line, a series of hilarious “games,” and suddenly those sparks aren’t just from the fluorescent office lights.

Like “Beach Read,” we’re exploring the thin line between love and hate, with witty banter and enough sexual tension to power the entire publishing company.

4. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes book cover

Evvie’s world stopped when her husband passed away, but a year later, a charming former baseball player with a case of the “yips” (fancy word for a throwing meltdown) moves in next door.

Dean and Evvie are both nursing their own wounds, but find comfort and companionship in each other’s company.

It’s a slow burn, a gentle reminder that healing takes time, and that love can bloom in the most unexpected places.

Like “Beach Read,” we’re dealing with loss, new beginnings, and the heartwarming realization that sometimes, the best love stories are the ones we didn’t see coming.

5. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne book cover

Darcy Barrett is back in her childhood home, dodging memories of her brother’s best friend, Tom. The same Tom she’s been crushing on since she was knee-high to a grasshopper.

But guess who’s back in town to renovate the house?

Yep, you guessed it.

Suddenly, Darcy’s got a second chance to make a move, but is Tom the dreamboat she remembers, or just another DIY disaster waiting to happen?

It’s a renovation of the heart, folks, filled with humor, second chances, and a healthy dose of self-discovery, quite similar to “Beach Read.”

6. The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary book cover

Tiffy and Leon share a flat, a bed, and a very peculiar sleeping arrangement.

They’ve never actually met, thanks to their conflicting schedules, but a trail of Post-it notes soon sparks a friendship that’s as unconventional as their living situation.

Could this bizarre flatshare lead to something more?

This one’s got quirky charm, unexpected connections, and the heartwarming reminder that love can be found in the most unusual places.

7. Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn book cover

Meg Mackworth, a calligrapher with a knack for hiding messages in her art, sends an accidental warning to a groom on his wedding day.

A year later, he’s knocking on her door, single and intrigued. Their journey takes them through the streets of New York, deciphering hidden meanings and maybe even finding love along the way.

It’s like a scavenger hunt for the heart, folks, filled with artistic flair, unexpected connections, and the thrill of discovering what’s written between the lines.

8. One Day in December by Josie Silver

One Day in December by Josie Silver book cover

Laurie spots a man on a bus, and boom, instant love connection.

But then life throws her a curveball – said man ends up dating her best friend.


We follow Laurie’s journey over a decade as she navigates missed chances, the messy world of love triangles, and the persistent hope that maybe, just maybe, fate has a plan for her and the bus guy.

Similar to “Beach Read”, it’s a rollercoaster of emotions, exploring the complexities of love, friendship, and improbable timing.

9. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston book cover

Imagine the First Son of the United States and a British Prince – sworn enemies forced to play nice for the sake of international diplomacy.

Fake smiles turn into real feelings, secret rendezvous, and a whole lot of drama.

This one’s got political intrigue, a royal twist, and a love story that’s breaking all the rules. It’s like “Beach Read” went to Buckingham Palace, with all the humor and heart you’d expect.

10. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry book cover

Emily Henry – the name is enough.

She’s back with another heartwarming tale of best friends Poppy and Alex, whose yearly summer trips were the glue holding their unlikely friendship together.

But then… something happened.

Now, years later, they’re taking one last vacation to try and fix what went wrong.

Will they rekindle their friendship, or discover something more?

It’s like a reunion with your favorite characters, filled with nostalgia, laughter, and maybe even a second chance at love.

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