Summer’s here, and I have a confession to make: As much as I did not enjoy the dreary, dreadful, dear-God-when-will-it-end winter we just endured here in New York, I’m sort of not a warm weather person. Give me a brisk October evening (and an outdoor fire pit) over a sweltering July afternoon (even if it involves a glass of well-chilled rosé) any day. But even though I’m not exactly looking forward to the heat, there’s one thing I adore about summer—beach reads! The word nerd in me loves nothing more than a great page-turner, and the fact that summer is the season to put aside weightier tomes in favor of lighter, frothier fare means I can tear through at least a dozen before Labor Day. And unlike swimming (my other favorite warm-weather activity), I don’t even have to leave the comfort of my AC to enjoy a good beach read. Click through for a few titles I’m most excited about, and bring on the sun!