The O'Hanlon Group's 2023 Beach Read Picks

Maranda Post, REALTOR®


As the summer sun shines brightly and the sound of crashing waves beckons, it's time to pack your beach bag with the perfect reads to accompany your seaside escape. The O'Hanlon Group has curated a list of five captivating beach reads that will transport you to different worlds, from Nantucket to Kerala, and introduce you to unforgettable characters facing love, secrets, and the challenges of life. Get ready to lose yourself in these page-turners that promise to make your beach days even more enjoyable.

       1. "GOLDEN GIRL" by Elin Hilderbrand: Step into the world of Vivian Howe, a renowned Nantucket novelist who tragically loses her life in a hit-and-run accident. But death doesn't stop Vivian from protecting her loved ones and the secrets she holds. In this #1 bestselling page-turner, Elin Hilderbrand explores the bonds of family, the power of redemption, and the enduring impact of a golden girl's presence even after she's gone.

     2. "LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY" by Bonnie Garmus: Travel back in time to the early 1960s and meet Elizabeth Zott, an unconventional chemist navigating a world dominated by men. As she balances motherhood and the unexpected fame of her cooking show, Elizabeth challenges societal norms and dares women to redefine their roles. Bonnie Garmus weaves a story of love, science, and culinary revolution that will inspire and entertain readers.

      3. "HAPPY PLACE" by Emily Henry: Join Harriet and Wyn, the picture-perfect couple who must pretend to be madly in love during their annual holiday with friends, despite having broken up months ago. Emily Henry delights readers with a heartwarming and humorous tale of second chances, friendship, and the complexities of relationships. Can Harriet and Wyn keep up the charade without revealing their true feelings?

       4. "THE COVENANT OF WATER" (Oprah's Book Club) by Abraham Verghese: Immerse yourself in the lush setting of Kerala, India, and follow the journey of a family plagued by a peculiar affliction—death by drowning. Spanning several generations, this literary masterpiece explores themes of faith, love, and the passage of time. Abraham Verghese's lyrical storytelling will transport you to a bygone era and leave you in awe of the sacrifices made for future generations.

       5. "TOO LATE" by Colleen Hoover: Prepare for a gripping psychological thriller as Sloan finds herself entangled with Asa Jackson, a dangerous drug trafficker. As her life spirals out of control, the unexpected entry of undercover DEA agent Carter sparks a connection that could be her only hope for survival. Colleen Hoover weaves a tale of obsession, danger, and the fight for freedom that will keep you on the edge of your beach chair.

Whether you're a fan of heartwarming romances, thrilling mysteries, or thought-provoking family sagas, The O'Hanlon Group's 2023 beach read picks offer a diverse range of stories that will captivate and entertain you this summer. So grab your sunglasses, find a cozy spot on the sand, and lose yourself in the pages of these unforgettable tales. Happy reading!


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