Before you start packing for your next beach vacation, let these quotes help you decide which summer reads to bring for page-turning entertainment while you're soaking up the sun! 

Beach Reading List:

“They had chosen to make the leap and, having leapt, were delighted to find that the world was even more beautiful than they’d hoped.” - Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“There was nothing in life harder or more important than agreeing every morning to stay the course, to go back to your forgotten self of so many years ago, and to make the same decision.” - Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.” - Amy Poehler, Yes Please

“You have to care about your work but not about the result. You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good people think you are or how good people think you look.” - Amy Poehler, Yes Please

“But I think some people wait forever, and only at the end of their lives do they realize that their life has happened while they were waiting for it to start.” - Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

 "Rather, he found himself inhabiting the vast, empty plateau where most people live, between boredom and contentment." - Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

“Meredith immersed herself in the novels. For some reason, fiction hit on the meaning of life so much more concisely than real life itself did.” - Elin Hilderbrand, Silver Girl

“Fear gripped her like hands around the neck, the way it could only happen in an unfamiliar room in the pitch black of night.” - Elin Hilderbrand, Silver Girl

“Love and friendship. They are what make us who we are, and what can change us, if we let them.” - Emily Giffin, Something Blue

“This time, I whispered that I loved him too. Then, I silently listed all the reason: I loved him for his gentleness. I loved him for being an amazing catch yet still vulnerable enough to be insecure. But most of all, I loved him for loving me.” - Emily Giffin, Something Blue

“She was conscious of being alive and being present: a clear night, a golden beach, good food.” - Elin Hilderbrand, The Matchmaker

“Sometimes you regret the things you do, but they're over and done. Regretting the things you didn't do is tougher because they're still out there, haunting you with the what ifs.” - Elin Hilderbrand, The Matchmaker