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15 best new paperback beach reads

By Maura Fritz, Real Simple
updated 8:54 AM EDT, Mon July 7, 2014
<strong>"Gone Girl," </strong><strong>by Gillian Flynn: </strong>Finally, the blockbuster mystery is out in paperback. If you haven't read it yet, read it now, before the film version (out on October 3) reveals all of its fiendishly clever twists and turns. "Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn: Finally, the blockbuster mystery is out in paperback. If you haven't read it yet, read it now, before the film version (out on October 3) reveals all of its fiendishly clever twists and turns.
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15 best new paperback beach reads
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15 best new paperback beach reads
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15 best new paperback beach reads
15 best new paperback beach reads
15 best new paperback beach reads
15 best new paperback beach reads
15 best new paperback beach reads
15 best new paperback beach reads
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • It's summer, which means 'tis the season for beach reading
  • Gillian Flynn's best-seller, "Gone Girl," is available in paperback and later this year, in theaters
  • Need something funny? Try "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls," by David Sedaris

Editor's note: CNN Living's The Summer List series brings you the best parts of summer all season!

(CNN) -- Whatever your definition of "beach book" -- romance, mystery, gripping true-life-tale -- you'll find a shore thing here.

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