Auckland Libraries: Top 10 beach reads

Top 10 beach reads

Browse the hottest books of 2021, perfect for lazy days at the beach! Curated by our expert librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100.

The missing sister

Lucinda. author. Riley

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The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister?

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Beautiful world, where are you

Sally Rooney

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Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young, but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. Amidst all the darkness, can they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

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Before you knew my name

Jacqueline Bublitz

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Alice, seemingly stuck between life and death, narrates Ruby's story, hoping that this woman will help her come to terms with what happened and help identify her body.

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The quiet people

Paul Cleave

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Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are crime-writers. But when their 7 year old son Zach goes missing, the police and public wonder if the two have decided to prove that they can commit the perfect crime.

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One last stop

Casey McQuiston

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August doesn't believe in psychics, or easy friendships, or true love. But when August realizes her subway crush is impossible in more ways than one, namely, displaced in time from the 1970s, she thinks maybe it's time to start believing.

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The rose code

Kate Quinn

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A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must revive their alliance and crack one last code. Each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger and their true enemy closer.

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Mary Jane

Jessica Anya Blau

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Caught between the lifestyle she’s always known and the future she’s only just realized is possible, Mary Jane will arrive at September with a new idea about what she wants out of life, and what kind of person she’s going to be.

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Quiet in her bones

Nalini Singh

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Socialite Nina Rai disappeared without a trace. Somebody knows what happened to Nina ten years ago. Her son Aarav heard a chilling scream that night, and he's determined to uncover the ugly truth that lives beneath the moneyed elegance.

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The last guests

J. P. author. Pomare

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Lina's secluded house is more of a burden than a retreat but fixing the old place makes Cain feel useful for once. But someone is watching and what they see will change everything.

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This close to okay

Leesa Cross-Smith

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This Close to Okay is an uplifting, powerful story of two strangers brought together by wild chance at the moment they need it the most.

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