Summer is the time to kick back and catch up on some reading, and there are a few titles that are on everybody’s Kindles this season.  Interested in reading the hottest books this August? Check out our picks below!  5 New Books to Read at the Beach

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis.  But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Marriage can be a real killer.  On their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne goes missing, and her perfect husband, Nick, seems a little less than frantic, almost relieved.  This missing person case is slowly looking more and more like a murder, and Nick is the main suspect.  Unravel the mystery of what happened to Amy Dunne, as sordid secrets of Dunne’s marriage start to slowly emerge.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite.  On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.  For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both.  So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

The author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.  In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most.

Inferno by Dan Brown

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces, Dante’s Inferno.  Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.  Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust before the world is irrevocably altered.

We love a good summer book, and whether you read it on your morning commute on one of our Seastreak ferries, or on the beach with a drink in hand, we hope you enjoy our picks for hot books this season.  Have you read another book this summer that blew you away?  Share it with fellow Seastreak riders on our Facebook, or tweet us @SeastreakFerry!

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

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