The 10 Best Summer Beach Reads of 2023

While you pack for the beach this year, make sure to bring a paperback or Kindle to read while you sunbathe on the beaches of Maui. If you don’t get much time during the year to check books off on your to-read list, make sure to make time to finish these 2023 summer beach reads.

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Top 10 Summer Beach Reads for 2023

Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus

Elizabeth Zott is a chemist, but she’s also a woman in the 1960’s, which means her career and her love life are at the mercy of powerful men. This is a story of love lost and found, challenging the status quo, and finding your place in the world, even when the world doesn’t agree with what that is.

The Stardust Thief – Chelsea Abdullah

Chelsea Abdullah’s first entry in The Sandsea Trilogy won a Goodreads Choice Award for her YA fiction novel set in pre-Islamic Arabia. The Stardust Thief tells the story of the Midnight Merchant and her jinn bodyguard search for an ancient lamp to revive the sands of ancient Arabia.

The Lifeguard – Amanda Eyre Ward

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters, The Lifeguards focus on the bond between three mothers and their sons set during one defining summer.

The Prince of Tides – Pat Conroy

A classic novel from the 80s, Pat Conroy unwinds an unique story from the Southeast of the United States in The Prince of Tides.

Book Lovers – Emily Henry

Nora Stephens is a passionate literary agent who takes a monthlong summer trip to Sunshine Falls, NC, with her little sister Libby in Book Lovers.

Yerba Buena – Nina LaCour

At once exquisite and expansive, astonishing in its humanity and heart, Yerba Buena is a love story for our time and a propulsive journey through the lives of two women finding their way in the world.

Forbidden City – Vanessa Hua

A teenage girl (Mei) is picked to join a prestigious dance troupe in the capital city of Beijing, China, a year before the Cultural Revolution. Forbidden City follows her journey from a peasant girl to one filled with ambition in this provocative story set in 1960s China.

Keya Das’s Second Act – Sopan Deb

Keya Das’s Second Act is a heartwarming story centered around a Bengali-American family discovering their family roots through a box in the attic of their New Jersey suburban home.

Let Love In – Marie Soleil

Enjoy a fun story about enemies turned lovers in Let Love In by Marie Soleil. Thea is a dance teacher who wants to work in fashion, but cannot stand Ethan Taylor. She accepts a visit to NYC with him in exchange for the career opportunity of a lifetime in this sweet, rom-com in the Canyon Cove Love Stories series.

All Good People Here – Ashley Flowers

In the propulsive debut novel from the host of the #1 true crime podcast “Crime Junkie,” a journalist uncovers her hometown’s dark secrets when she becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of her childhood neighbor—and the disappearance of another girl twenty years later.

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When you are done tanning and reading on the beautiful beaches of Maui, take a shower and relax at your PMI Maui vacation rental!

PMI Maui offers the best selection of luxury vacation rentals on the island. Whether you’re looking for cozy condo for two or space for a large family, you’ll find it in our collection. Plus, all of our accommodations come with fully stocked kitchens and amenities like linens, beach chairs, coolers, and more.  

Pack your bags and get ready to make merry! We look forward to welcoming you to Maui soon.