6 Juicy Beach Reads That Are Set in the Hamptons
Required summer reading
Your beach bag is packed (with a bottle of rosé, of course). Now it’s time to prep your Kindle. Roll out your towel and lose yourself in one of these six completely engrossing reads, all of which are set in the Hamptons.
“Lovehampton” by Sherri Rifkin
We’ve all felt down in the dumps after a breakup. Take a cue from Lovehampton’s Tori Miller, who takes matters into her own hands by getting a makeover, starting her own production company and renting a Hamptons share house. See Miller navigate the East End social scene and ultimately discover what she really wants in life.
“The Summer of Skinny Dipping” by Amanda Howells
When Mia and her family spend the summer with their wealthy cousins in the Hamptons, she soon finds herself surrounded by a pack of total Regina Georges. This sizzling novel is written for teens, but adults looking for a lighthearted beach read will love it, too.
“Beach Road' by James Patterson
Murder in the Hamptons? It can happen! When three men are found dead on a billionaire's basketball court, all evidence points to a local high school basketball star. Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy thinks otherwise, and tries to find out what really happened.
“Four Blondes” by Candace Bushnell
With the same can’t-put-it-down quality as Bushnell’s Sex and the City, this read is divided into four novellas (perfect if you want to take a dip between chapters). Each short story chronicles a woman dealing with her imminently approaching middle age in a relatable and funny way. First up? A washed-up model goes on a hunt for a rich man with a summer home in the Hamptons. Will she stay away from guys like this? Read and find out…
“In the Hamptons” by Dan Rattiner
The Hamptons is famous for its glitz and glamour, but no one epitomizes the East End’s decidedly homier side than Dan Rattiner, founder of Dan’s Papers. Rattiner has been holding court in the Hamptons long before it was an “it” enclave, and his memoir chronicles the changing landscape, including anecdotes involving boldface names like Bobby Van and Andy Warhol.
“The Divorce Party” by Laura Dave
Gwyn, who is at the end of her marriage, decides to host a divorce party in her Montauk home--Maggie, Gwyn’s soon-to-be daughter-in-law, decides to attend. The book alternates viewpoints with secrets about both Gwyn and Maggie’s marriages revealed along the way. Get ready for an engrossing adventure with lots of twists and turns.