You may say, “Hey, we’re an awful long way from beach weather to be talking about beach reads, aren’t we?” To which I reply, People in the Southern Hemisphere need books too!
These are the most enjoyable, page-turney books of the year. If you want something light and enjoyable, whether you’re at the beach or just thinking about being at the beach, these are the books you’re looking for. Again, just to clarify, I’m talking about books I read this year, not necessarily books that were published this year. On to the picks!
Best Beach Read of 2018
Transfer of Power – Vince Flynn
Vince Flynn is no longer with us, but if this is any indication of the work he left behind, I’m going to have to look up his whole catalog.
There’s nothing literary going on here. It’s just a straight-ahead thriller. Evil plots, vicious terrorists, and an unstoppable super-agent who plays by his own rules. But it’s skillfully executed and gripping all the way through. If you’re looking for something that’s like the TV show 24 in book form, then look no further.
The Silent Corner – Dean Koontz
Hey, little did I know, but Dean Koontz is a pretty good writer. I used to walk by his many, many books in the bookstore thinking that anybody who cranks out books like that probably doesn’t have much worth reading.
But I stand corrected, because this is a good little thriller. It gets silly in places, but Koontz keeps me bought in. This is the first of a trilogy, and I’ll definitely check out the other two, and probably a few more Koontz titles on top of that. Goodness knows there’s plenty to choose from.