The scenery at the beach is relaxing, calm, some even would say therapeutic. Then, it stands to reason this would be a perfect spot to let your mind go of stressors, anxieties, and worries and simply occupy itself with something else. Something like enjoying a really good book.
The appeal of reading in public spaces is much more stimulating than your old bedroom or office. It stands to reason then that the beach’s quietness is a perfect place to let your mind fly while enjoying any insightful book.
#1 Beach Money Book
If you are interested in doing Direct Sells, or have in the past and are discouraged, I highly recommend reading the book, Beach Money and then record your journey in the Beach Money Journal. As a consultant for Rodan+Fields Dermatology, this book helps you to realize, all those no’s will equal up to more zeros at the ends of your commission checks. You MUST have no’s before you get your yes’s, to find the gold you are looking for. Get ready for amazing results in starting your own business and record your success in your Beach Money Journal!
#2 Paper Maps, No Apps: An Unplugged Travel Adventure
What starts off as a dare turns into a social experiment that becomes a way of life. A young couple creates a fun way to stay connected by disconnecting. Unplugging the phones and being present are the rules. This travel adventure quickly turns into a self-deprecating comedy about bad smartphone habits. Chance encounters and characters met on the road are intertwined throughout.
WARNING: Strange things might happen, like conversations and live interactions. You may even develop an insatiable desire for travelling unplugged.
#3 Poet Iconic, Vol. 1: Selected Poems by Kelley Ann Hornyak
This collection is comprised of poetry written and shared by Kelley Ann Hornyak on her blog, PoetIconic.com, with work that spans the decade from 2007 to 2017. This assortment is centered on themes of love and loss, healing and acceptance. The cover is a visual representation of the feeling of being silenced by an unwelcoming world. But open the book and let the words fly, and suddenly the poet’s voice is free. This book will take you on a journey through the loves and losses that make up a good life. It is filled with poems about relationships, anxiety, depression, bullying… and surviving and thriving through it all.
#4 Think Like a Man by Jd Shapiro
A MANual which gives away the secret DESIRES of men.
#5 Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted
The hypnotherapist to the stars shares her secrets to navigating life’s hurdles, achieving all kinds of goals-from losing weight to getting a promotion! Let go of unnecessary clutter that brings you down and tap into your greatness within, the power that gives you the courage to achieve lasting change and the life you’ve always dreamt of!
#6 A Summer Place by Sloan Wilson
First published in 1958, this book was turned into the classic film of the same name in 1959 featuring Troy Donahue, Sandra Dee, Dorothy McGuire and Richard Egan. One of the most legendary summer beach reads about romance, marriage, and affairs.
#7 Cable Harbor
A great beach read should be escapist fare, and this one definitely is! A scandalous, gossipy, breezy satire, _Cable Harbor_ follows the antics of a familiar cast of characters through one sizzling summer in a small resort town in Maine. The vacationers at Cable Harbor know that though money can’t always buy love, it can certainly make misery more enjoyable. Cavorting at the beach club, sipping vodka and lemonade…the idle rich while away the days…until the townies, disgusted with the summer folk’s indolent ways, declare open warfare.
#8 Daiquiri Dock Murder by Dorothy Francis
First in a series of cozy mysteries featuring newspaper columnist and hotel owner Rafa Blue. Key West plays a big, authentic part of this mystery series that combines sleuthing with a hint of romance and plenty of sand and sun.
#9 This Girl Ran: Tales of a Party Girl Turned Triathlete
A funny and inspirational read for anyone who wants reminding what they are capable of. The author, a self-confessed creature comfort loving party girl never saw herself as sporty or outdoorsy. Her idea of waterproofs was getting a cab! Propelled by a breakup and friends settling down she sought out a new social life and by joining a running club. It opened up a new world of outdoor adventure propelling the author to test personal limit and confront home truths. It was nominated for The William Hill Sports Book of the Year and attributed with great human insight and humour by Sky News.
#10 One Little Secret: A Novel by Cate Holahan
In Cate Holahan’s electric Hamptons thriller, ONE LITTLE SECRET (Crooked Lane Books; July 9, 2019), love, passion, abuse, and betrayal snake through the lives of three seemingly flawless couples. Their $3,000 per night waterfront rental in this exclusive enclave is just what they need to get to know each other better. But no one realizes how interconnected their lives have already become.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Scott Watson from Wickfree Candles
Johnny Welsh from Peak 1 Publishing, LLC
Kelley Ann Hornyak from Poeticonic
Melissa Morris from Can We Schmooze PR
Kimberly Friedmutter from KimberlyFriedmutter
Jay Hartman from Untreed Reads Publishing
Helen Croydon from N/A
Tracy Minsky from Meryl Moss Media