If you’re planning on visiting Monterey this summer, be sure to bring along some novels you’ve been putting off, because you have some great beach time ahead of you. Those looking for suggestions can take a look at our breakdown of what’s best to read on the beach in Monterey this summer.
Big Little Lies
By Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies was written by Liane Moriarty, and it tells the story of a group of women in Monterey who deal with a number of hot-button issues including domestic violence, classism, and murder. The novel was later adapted to last year’s award-winning HBO miniseries of the same name.
The President Is Missing
By Bill Clinton and James Patterson
That’s right, president Bill Clinton has dipped his literary toes into the world of espionage thrillers. Luckily, he picked one of the most prolific and successful novelists of our time to be his co-writer in James Patterson. Check out this NY Times #1 bestseller on the beach this summer.
By Stephen King
The Outsider is the latest horror novel by iconic writer Stephen King. The latest from the mind behind The Shining, and It, has been a best-seller since its release on May 22nd, and it tells the story of a horrific crime and the following investigation.
Shelter In Place
By Nora Roberts
Another #1 New York Times bestseller, Shelter In Place is a tale of heroism, bravery, and suspense. This romance thriller touches on some important social and political issues including shootings and the American response. This Maine-based tale is one that will keep you riveted while laying out on the beach this summer.
By John Steinbeck
If you want a little taste of Monterey with your summer beach read, then it’s a good idea to check out one of the area’s most historically well-known authors. Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath is his best known, but Cannery Row is a story set and named after the most famous neighborhood in our city of Monterey. You can read the book, then take a short ride from The Sanctuary Beach Resort to Cannery Row and get a taste for the area firsthand.