10 Best Books To Read This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on all those books you've been meaning to read all year. Whether you're reading at the beach or by the pool, these 10 books are sure keep you entertained on your summer vacation!


1.    The Vacationers, Emma Straub
Hardcover, 304 pages
"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”--People (four stars)

2.    Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
Paperback, 432 pages
“Ice-pick-sharp… Spectacularly sneaky… Impressively cagey… Gone Girl is Ms. Flynn’s dazzling breakthrough. It is wily, mercurial, subtly layered and populated by characters so well imagined that they’re hard to part with — even if, as in Amy’s case, they are already departed. And if you have any doubts about whether Ms. Flynn measures up to Patricia Highsmith’s level of discreet malice, go back and look at the small details. Whatever you raced past on a first reading will look completely different the second time around.” --Janet Maslin, New York Times

3.    Beautiful Ruins, Jess Waters
Paperback, 368 pages
“Lyrical, heartbreaking, and funny . . . Walter closes the deal with such command that you begin to wonder why up till now he’s not often been mentioned as one of the best novelists around. Beautiful Ruins might just correct that oversight.” --Kansas City Star

4.    The Good Luck of Right Now, Matthew Quick
Paperback, 304 pages
“Mr. Quick ventures to the edges of society,...He rewards us with an irresistible urge to think the best of humanity, to understand not only the need to walk in someone else’s shoes but also the altruistic power attained from doing so.” --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

5.    The One and Only, Emily Griffin
Hardcover, 432 pages
“Brace yourself for a tearjerker: A tale of friendship and loyalty in a small, football-crazed Texas town shows how quickly things can change when tragedy challenges all that the characters hold dear.” --InStyle

6.    Little Known Facts, Christine Sneed
Paperback, 304 pages
“An entertaining, formally inventive read …the world that Sneed creates in Little Known Facts— a blend of truth and fiction that weaves real life actors and directors into Renn's everyday life — makes for a clever take and a fun read.” --Los Angeles Times

7.    Night Film, Marisha Pessl
Paperback, 640 pages
“A very deeply imagined book . . . sprints to an ending that’s equal parts nagging and haunting: What lingers, beyond all the page-turning, is a density of possible clues that leaves you leafing backward, scanning fictional blog comments and newspaper clippings, positive there’s some secret detail that will snapverything into focus.” --New York

8.    The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Paperback, 576 pages
"The great pleasure of the novel is the wonderful complexity and the remarkable skill with which this first novelist spins the tale. And a gruesome tale it is. . . . A great, dense, disturbing story, wonderfully told." --Cosmopolitan

9.    Wonderland, Stacy D’Erasmo
Hardcover, 256 pages
"Briskly addictive. . . Some sentences dance like wind chimes in a hurricane; others evanesce. . . D'Erasmo expertly conjures the seductive uncharted space that lures the sculptor, the musician..." --O, The Oprah Magazine

10. Cutting Teeth, Julia Fierro
Hardcover, 336 pages
"Cutting Teeth sings with beautiful sentences, masterfully crafted scenes, and a deeply imagined inner life for each character...a fresh perspective on the journey of parenting that is at once modern and timeless." --The Boston Globe

What books are going to be in your beach bag this summer?

Vacations in South Carolina

Vacations in South CarolinaVacations in South Carolina are vacations you are guaranteed to have a great time at. The beach is a perfect destination for sun, fun and an adventurous time. The beaches offer something for everyone, from a variety of water sports, amusement parks, incredible shopping, casual or fine dining and so much more.

The natural beauty of South Carolina is complimented by a rich history and diverse culture which makes it a very popular vacation destination. Vacations in South Carolina are unlike vacations most other places -- endless beaches await you. These beaches are the perfect place for a weekend retreat, where you can sun, surf, eat, enjoy and relax.

One of the most famous and popular places is Myrtle Beach. A sandy beach spreading over 60 miles offers endless enjoyment. You can partake in a variety of water sports, relax and have fun at any of the water or amusement parks, take a cruise aboard a riverboat or pontoon boat, enjoy a thrilling water ride on a banana boat among many other options or go on a fishing charter. If golf is what you are looking for, we have over 100 championship level courses located in the area.

Vacations in South Carolina can offer you pasttimes like you've never experienced before. Here you will have options like canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, parasailing, and windsurfing. For the beach lovers, there is even more fun in the sun in between the ancient rivers, winding creeks, and spectacular marshes. Myrtle Beach water parks offer great fun for the kids with water slides and other fun water games.

With a number of shopping malls, flea markets, specialty shops and factory outlets, you can enjoy miles of boardwalk shopping at South, Central, and North Myrtle Beach shopping venues. You can go shopping or treasure hunting in each nearby town and you’ll find each offers its own specialty which can be kept as a priceless souvenir of your vacation.

Myrtle Beach has some world class and amazing eateries offering delicious cuisines, from mouthwatering seafood and steaks to scrumptious pastries and coffee. Don’t miss the Calabash all-you-can-eat seafood buffets in the area. Seafood just doesn’t get any fresher than what you’ll find here.

Vacations in South Carolina are complete when you opt for beach rentals from Surfside Realty. We offer great convenience to the Grand Strand action from all of our rentals during your vacation and you’ll find they’re also very affordable.