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From Tropical Thrillers and Murder Mysteries to Exotic Escapes and Travel Memoirs—Check Out the Best Summer Reads!

Best Summer Reads, Surrounded By Sharks, The Vacationers, An Embarrassment of Mangoes Scholastic Press, Riverhead Hardcover, Broadway Books

Now that summer is here, it's time to pack that beach bag with all of the essentials: sunscreen, hat, towel, sunglasses, a cute bathing suit and a good book!

As you log in some beach hours or pool time this summer, you're going to want to bring along a good read to help pass the time as you work on that tan while sipping on piña coladas!

Whether you're looking for a fun summer romance, a tropical murder mystery or a sexy thriller, we've compiled a list of some of the best summer reads that are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your cabana bed!

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Some of our fun picks include Emma Straub's The Vacationers, Meg Donohue's All the Summer Girls and Don Wallace's The French House (Meryl Streep is a fan of this book so it must be good, right?)

We also got a sneak preview of the new Rich Kids of Instagram novel, in addition to Tim Dorsey's Miami-based Pineapple Grenade and Libba Bray's highly-praised Beauty Queens (a story about being stranded on an island with sexy pirates? Sign us up!)

Are there any other books you'd like to see on this list? Sound off in the comments below and check back for more summer specials and a chance to see your own Instagram pictures pop up with #ESummerHere!

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