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The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer | Warm Bodies is the most beautiful zombie apocalypse story you’ll ever read. Isaac Marion’s novel centers on a mentally astute zombie who can experience people’s memories when he eats their brains. R falls in love with a human, and in the process becomes more human himself. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer

Whether you’re heading to a local park (mask on!) or just enjoying the comfort of your couch, escape from the real world with one of these books—the best beach reads of 2020.

The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer | For this list of good beach reads, our editors share their favorites that will keep your attention this summer. Our list includes smart women’s fiction, a sweeping family epic, a (zombie!) romance, and a delicious historical fiction. Add one or all of these beach reads to your summer must-read list. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer

Whether you’re heading to a local park (mask on!) or just enjoying the comfort of your couch, escape from the real world with one of these books—the best beach reads of 2020.

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone | If you're a woman who has ever been worried that you want too much, this book is for you. Elizabeth has spent her adult life trying to build something for her family, but bankruptcy rocks her family. She reaches out to Sasha, a long-lost childhood friend, who is going through her own crisis, which in turn, brings the two women closer together. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone

If you want to stop scrolling through social media or watching tv, these books will help you get back into the habit of reading.

The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer | In Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers, immigrant couple Jende and Neni hustle to raise their young son in “the center of the world”—New York City—as their lives get tangled up in the unhappy marriage of a wealthy investment banker. The plot is packed and fast-paced, and the writing is funny and heartbreaking, just the way we want it. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer

Whether you’re heading to a local park (mask on!) or just enjoying the comfort of your couch, escape from the real world with one of these books—the best beach reads of 2020.

The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer | The Power by Naomi Alderman creates a gripping alternate reality where women discover their ability to administer deadly electric shocks. As knowledge of this power spreads, it upends the foundations of every society in the world. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer

Whether you’re heading to a local park (mask on!) or just enjoying the comfort of your couch, escape from the real world with one of these books—the best beach reads of 2020.

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone | Reading this book was an absolute joy because it doesn’t portray Rogers as a hero or a god, like most articles and books do. Instead, it shows how someone so common can be so remarkable and it was simply because he was kind, passionate, and cared about children. It reminded us that there is still good in this world. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone

If you want to stop scrolling through social media or watching tv, these books will help you get back into the habit of reading.

The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer | In Lily and the Octopus, Steven Rowley describes the companionship between struggling writer Ted and his 12-year-old dog, Lily. It’s a peculiar story—Lily fills Ted in on everything from her daily aches to her celebrity crushes—but their love is fierce and familiar. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The 7 Best Beach Reads to Toss in Your Bag This Summer

Whether you’re heading to a local park (mask on!) or just enjoying the comfort of your couch, escape from the real world with one of these books—the best beach reads of 2020.

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone | As someone who doesn’t have a lot of time on her hands due to her demanding tech industry job, Lopez has figured out how to make baking work for you on your schedule. From recipes that take an hour to recipes that take a couple of days, Lopez will keep you happily fed. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone

If you want to stop scrolling through social media or watching tv, these books will help you get back into the habit of reading.

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone | These are our book editor's favorite 15 books and novels that have helped her slowly but surely get back into reading, and she hopes that they help you too. Books with varied genres from charming love stories, laugh-out-loud fiction novels, beautiful cookbooks with delicious recipes, and more must-read books. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone

If you want to stop scrolling through social media or watching tv, these books will help you get back into the habit of reading.

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone | A Burning centers on three characters—Jivan, PT Sir, and Lovely—who are attempting to rise up in the ranks in society in contemporary India. Their lives become entangled after Jivan is accused of plotting a terrorist attack, and only PT Sir and Lovely can set Jivan free. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone

If you want to stop scrolling through social media or watching tv, these books will help you get back into the habit of reading.

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone | Red, White and Royal Blue is so charming, so romantic, so steamy, that you may have a hard time putting it down. If you love the “enemies to lovers” trope, this book is for you. Reading about Alex—the son of the first female president of the US—fighting, and later, falling in love with Prince Henry of Wales will make your heart swoon. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone

If you want to stop scrolling through social media or watching tv, these books will help you get back into the habit of reading.

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone | Frazier brings the story of an unnamed pregnant pizza delivery girl who doesn’t know what she wants and is grieving the death of her father, whom she had a complicated relationship with. It’s a unique coming-of-age story, one that you have to read to believe. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone

If you want to stop scrolling through social media or watching tv, these books will help you get back into the habit of reading.

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone | Irby is an absolute gem. You can read any of her books—her other titles include We are Never Meeting in Real Life and Meaty—and find yourself gasping for air throughout them all. Irby takes the world’s trash and makes it into her own personal treasure, which makes me feel less alone in this troubled world. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

15 Fast Reads That Will Convince You to Put Down Your Phone

If you want to stop scrolling through social media or watching tv, these books will help you get back into the habit of reading.

7 Must-Read Books by Black Authors | In this winner of the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction, Jones crafts a tender coming-of-age memoir, detailing his story of growing up as a young, black, gay man from the South. It is an examination of race, queerness, and vulnerability that will stick with you. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

7 Must-Read Books by Black Authors

Add these books to your Black History Month reading list and you won’t be disappointed.

The Best Books of 2020 (So Far) | Rachel Meyer is an adventurous New Yorker who has recently moved to Mumbai with her Indian-born husband when her MIL leaves her decades-long marriage and moves in with them. Leah Franqui’s Mother Land is a charming, tender examination of how two women with deeply ingrained differences find their middle ground. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

Real Simple's Most Anticipated Books of 2020

Get excited for another great year of reading with this list of 2020 books.

The Best Books of 2020 (So Far) | Camilla Läckberg, one of Europe’s best-selling crime novelists, Faye and Jack meet in business school, marry, have a kid, and build a billion-dollar business. But when the brash Faye discovers Jack’s affair, she shows how far she’ll go to get what is rightfully hers. Sexy, scandalous, and terrifying, this is the kind of suspense story you gobble up in one sitting. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

Real Simple's Most Anticipated Books of 2020

Get excited for another great year of reading with this list of 2020 books.

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