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Readers: What’s the best book to read on a beach vacation?

Tell us about your favorite page turner.

Ross Phifer of Hanover reads in the shade at the beach in Hingham Harbor. Globe Staff/Tom Herde

The unofficial start of summer has kicked off, which means it may be time to hit the beach for a relaxing vacation. And while you’re there, you’ll want plenty of good reading material, whether it be a mystery, a romance, or a work of historical fiction. recently asked local booksellers the books they are most excited to pick up this summer. On the list were titles like Harold Green III’s “Black Oak,” a book of poetry that celebrates Black men and their achievements, as well as Geraldine Brooks’ “Horse,” a novel based on the true story of Lexington, a record-breaking racehorse from the 19th century.


We want to hear about your favorite summer beach read, and why you would recommend it. Is there a book you’re looking forward to diving into from this guide? Or have you already read your all-time favorite summer book, and want to share with us? Tell us about it by filling out the survey below or e-mail us at [email protected]. Your response may be used in an upcoming article and/or its social media channels.

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