13 Books Perfect For The Beach

Spring Break Essentials Packing List: bathing suit, sunscreen, plane snacks, classic tunes, and of course, a great novel to keep you enthralled on your beach towel or otherwise. But, you know, you can't just take any old book to the beach — you, intrepid reader, need something that's fun and fast-paced enough to stand up to sand and distractions (not the time, perhaps, for War and Peace) but still complex and literary enough to make sure your brain doesn't totally crash and burn over break. Luckily for you, we've collected 13 perfect choices for your vacation reading, all available in paperback, and all perfect for enhancing your tan and your mind at the same time.