15 best new paperback beach reads

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

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

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