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Top 4 Beach Reads About Family and Friendship for 2024

Make your summer unforgettable with these heartwarming stories of reunited friends and uncovering family secrets.

Last Updated on June 28, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

4 Beach Reads with Stories About Family and Friendship

Imagine the sun on your face, the sound of the waves crashing nearby, and the perfect book in your hands. There’s nothing quite like a good beach read to make your summer truly unforgettable. But you don’t need to be at the beach to enjoy a beach read; you can be lounging on the couch or setting up your umbrella in your backyard. I also know having a captivating story about family and friendship makes it even better. So I’ve curated a list of the best beach reads that kept me hooked and will undoubtedly do the same for you. From heartwarming tales of reunited friends to stories of family secrets unveiled, these beach reads about family and friendship for 2024 are the must-haves for your beach bag. So let’s dive in and find your next favorite summer escape!

List of Family and Friendship Beach Reads for 2024

The beach reads of 2024 that center family and friendship I’m recommending you add to your beach bag are:

  • The Lady Waiting by Magdalena Zyzak
  • Wives Like Us by Plum Sykes
  • Sandwich by Catherine Newman
  • The Same Bright Stars by Ethan Joella
The Lady Waiting by Magdalena Zyzak

The Lady Waiting by Magdalena Zyzak

“The Lady Waiting” follows a 21-year-old Polish immigrant named Viva who wins the immigration lottery and moves to Los Angeles. After a failed attempt to settle in Chicago, she meets Bobby Sleeper, a wealthy Polish woman, and becomes her live-in personal assistant. The story, narrated by an 84-year-old Viva from 2079, involves a stolen Vermeer painting and a scheme to reclaim it for a reward. Filled with humor, unique characters, and a touch of luxury, the novel offers a witty and engaging tale.

You can get a copy of The Lady Waiting by Magdalena Zyzak on Amazon or Bookshop.

Wives Like Us by Plum Sykes

Wives Like Us by Plum Sykes

“Wives Like Us” follows Ian Palmer, a top-tier butler, as he navigates the world of British elite. Tasked with managing his employer Tata Hawkins’ chaotic life, Ian faces new challenges when Tata’s husband hires a bikini influencer, sparking scandal. Tata leaves with her daughter, causing upheaval, and Ian must organize a grand party amidst the chaos. The story features scheming socialites, lavish events, and a budding romance for an American newcomer, Selby Fairfax.

You can get a copy of Wives Like Us by Plum Sykes on Amazon or Bookshop.

Sandwich by Catherine Newman

Sandwich by Catherine Newman

A hilarious and touching tale of a family summer vacation in Cape Cod, where Rocky navigates aging, hormonal changes, and family secrets. As she balances between her growing kids and aging parents, a series of events forces her to confront her past and accept that she can no longer hide her secrets from her loved ones.

You can get a copy of Sandwich by Catherine Newman on Amazon or Bookshop.

The Same Bright Stars by Ethan Joella

The Same Bright Stars by Ethan Joella

In “The Same Bright Stars,” a lonely man named Jack Schmidt struggles with the decision to sell his family’s historic beach restaurant to a corporate chain. As he navigates the complexities of his staff’s personal issues, an old girlfriend returns with a life-changing secret. Set in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, this gentle domestic drama explores themes of friendship, family, and the challenges of middle-aged life. Joella weaves a heartwarming tale that emphasizes human connections and the often bittersweet moments of everyday life.

You can get a copy of The Same Bright Stars by Ethan Joella on Amazon or Bookshop.

Have you read any of the books on this beach reads list?

What do you think about these beach reads about family and friendship for 2024? Have you read any of them? Are any of these books on your TBR? What books would you add to this list? Let’s talk all about beach reads about family and friendship in the comments below.

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