Lists of the best summer beach reads abound at this time of year and independent booksellers are some of the most trustworthy sources when it comes to recommending books. We've sorted through opinions and lists from booksellers around the country. The choices below were gathered from some of our favorite indie bookstores' websites, from the Indie Next list for June, and from this great NPR piece.
Think about the staff in your local independent store--they know their stuff, they hand sell what they love. They get a book to work by word of mouth and we want to spread their good word. Let us know what you think of these or if you've found a great summer read we didn't mention.