15 of Our All-Time Favorite Beach Reads
This surfside canon offers an immersion so total, you won't even notice the Channing Tatum–like lifeguard pulling on his cargo pants and calling it a day.
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Wide Sargasso Sea
W. W. Norton & Company
Do you come alive the moment you step onto Caribbean sands? Are you curious about how Jane Eyre's madwoman in the attic got there in the first place? Then lose yourself in this hallucinatory, spellbinding 1966 novel whose heroine is Jamaican Antoinette Cosway, a.k.a. Mrs. Rochester.
— Leigh Haber