Summer Reading: Beach-Ready Books

At Indagare, we believe in the transformative power of books, and that reading has the power to broaden the mind and inspire exploration. Here, the Indagare editors reveal the just-released titles filling their beach bags this summer, from nonfiction travelogues to engrossing historical fiction novels.

Havana: A Subtropical Delirium by Mark Kurlansky
This multi-faceted account of Havana details the city’s rich history, diverse cultures, architectural marvels and resilient citizens. Purchase here.

House of Names by Colm Toibin
Toibin recalls the ancient saga of Greek commander-in-chief Agamemnon and his vengeful wife Clytemnestra and delves into the repercussions of their fated choices. Purchase here.

Mother Land by Paul Theroux
Theroux lays bare the dysfunction of a fierce matriarch and her large family and how they navigate their challenging dynamic on Cape Cod. Purchase here.

My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul
This hilarious memoir celebrates Paul’s love of books–“Bob” stands for “book of books,” a diary where she tracks all the books she’s read–and shows how each story reflects her life journey. Purchase here.

Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
Two sisters leave Ireland for Boston, but a decision they make shatters their bond until a tragedy brings them together years later. Purchase here.

The Baker’s Secret by Stephen Kiernan
Set in WWII-era Normandy, this novel follows a young baker as she secretly saves her town from starvation. Purchase here.

The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Abandoned by his Chinese mother Polly, 11-year-old Deming struggles with his new life in New York City as Polly, an undocumented immigrant, reflects on her decision. Purchase here.

Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River by David Owen
Owen paints a portrait of the physical and human geography of the Colorado River and explains how its resources are more important now than ever. Purchase here.

Discover our 10 favorite books from last summer and contact us to book a beach vacation.

– Kira Reinke on May 19, 2017

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