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Top 3 Nonfiction Beach Reads for 2024

From personal growth to true crime, these books will make your reading list unforgettable.

Last Updated on June 28, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

Top 3 Nonfiction Beach Reads for 2024

Summer is the perfect time to immerse yourself in a great book, and truth be told, you don’t need to be lounging on the sand to enjoy a good beach read. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, nestled in a cozy hammock, or simply enjoying your backyard, these nonfiction beach reads for 2024 are true gems that are sure to captivate you. I get most of my reading done in the summer, and I’ve handpicked these titles because they’ve enchanted me in countless ways. From tales of discovery and personal growth to true crime, these books promise to make your summer brighter. Pack them in your beach bag or keep them on your nightstand—either way, they’ll make your summer reading list unforgettable.

List of Nonfiction Beach Reads for 2024

The nonfiction beach reads I’m recommending you add to your beach bag are:

  • I’m Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself by Glynnis MacNicol
  • Woman of Interest by Tracy O’Neill
  • A Gentleman and a Thief by Dean Jobb
I'm Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself by Glynnis MacNicol

I’m Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself by Glynnis MacNicol

“I’m Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself” by Glynnis MacNicol is a memoir about a forty-six-year-old woman who, after enduring sixteen months of isolation in her Manhattan apartment during the pandemic, seizes the chance to sublet a friend’s apartment in Paris. The book recounts her time in the City of Lights, filled with friendship, food, sex, and spontaneous adventures, capturing her pursuit of radical enjoyment. This is a perfect nonfiction beach read for 2024 because it offers an intimate and joyful escape, celebrating the beauty of living life to the fullest, and reminding readers that pleasure and enjoyment are both a right and a responsibility.

You can get a copy of I’m Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself by Glynnis MacNicol on Amazon or Bookshop.

Woman of Interest by Tracy O'Neill

Woman of Interest by Tracy O’Neill

“Woman of Interest” is a memoir that tells the story of the author’s search to find her missing birth mother in South Korea. The narrative reads like a mystery novel as it details her interactions with a private investigator and her eventual trip to Korea to meet her mother. The memoir is filled with genuine, vulnerable, and vividly detailed reflections. This compelling memoir of self-discovery and adventure makes it a perfect nonfiction beach read for 2024, keeping you hooked while you relax by the waves.

You can get a copy of Woman of Interest by Tracy O’Neill on Amazon or Bookshop.

A Gentleman and a Thief by Dean Jobb

A Gentleman and a Thief by Dean Jobb

“A Gentleman and a Thief” tells the captivating true story of Arthur Barry, a charming and cunning thief who infiltrated high society and made off with a fortune in jewels. We learn more about Barry and discover that he was a multi-faceted individual who used charm and violence to achieve his ends. Despite his impressive heists, Barry’s life was marred by regret and prison time. This book is a great nonfiction beach read for 2024 due to its engaging narrative, colorful characters, and fascinating blend of crime and high-society intrigue.

You can get a copy of A Gentleman and a Thief by Dean Jobb on Amazon or Bookshop.

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

What do you think about these nonfiction beach reads 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 nonfiction beach reads in the comments below.

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