Tender YA stories of first love and friendship , a laugh-out-loud family vacation saga, historical fiction that transports you to exotic locales — plus a nostalgic thriller set in a haunted amusement park, a few breezy chick lit novels, a memoir about a Harlequin editor finding love, and a passionate coming-of-age story of affairs and family secrets — we've got your Summer vacation reading  covered. You won't be able to put down these light, fun, and enthralling reads on this crazy thing called love. Books, check. But for added fun, we've paired each beach read  with a tote to stash it in. So grab your paperback  and your bag; last one to the beach is a rotten egg!
Be sure to check out our 2016 reading challenge  for even more bookish fun this Summer.
Pair Emma Straub's funny novel The Vacationers , about a family whose various relationships come to a head on a tropical vacation, with this "I Need a Vacation" tote  ($198).
Take Jess Walter's Italian-coast-set romance Beautiful Ruins  to the beach in this straw tote  ($40).
Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend
Use this pink striped tote  ($28) to carry Katie Finn's YA novel about ex-boyfriends and ex-BFFs, Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend .
A Life in Men
Use this intricate straw tote  ($180, originally $300) to carry Gina Frangello's novel A Life in Men , which follows a woman on a sexually adventurous trip to Europe to process the loss of a best friend.
The Secret Life of Violet Grant
Beatriz Williams's historical romance about a love triangle and family secrets, The Secret Life of Violet Grant , belongs in this striped canvas bag  ($26).
One Plus One
Pair Jojo Moyes's upcoming love story about a single mom, One Plus One , with this diamond-patterned canvas tote  ($125).
We Were Liars
Stash E. Lockhart's suspenseful island-set story of love, friendship, and family, We Were Liars , in this soft blue beach tote  ($29).
Since You've Been Gone
Morgan Matson's YA novel about friendship and a Summer of firsts, Since You've Been Gone , belongs in this ice cream canvas beach tote  ($18).
Romance Is My Day Job
This newspaper print tote  ($25) is perfect for stashing Harlequin editor Patience Bloom's memoir about her unexpected love story, Romance Is My Day Job .
The Forever Girl
Set on Grand Cayman Island, Alexander McCall Smith's novel about first love and the struggles of marriage, The Forever Girl , pairs perfectly with this tropical tote bag  ($70, originally $176).
The Lemon Grove
Tuck Helen Walsh's steamy novel about sex and obsession on a Summer vacation to Spain, The Lemon Grove , in this see-through blue plastic tote  ($17, originally $36).
The Rosie Project
Keep your copy of Graeme Simsion's novel The Rosie Project , about a socially awkward professor who uses a scientific approach to find a wife, in this cheery smiley and rainbow canvas tote  ($545).
The Theory of Opposites
Pack Allison Winn Scotch's story of a woman whose husband proposes a two-month break, The Theory of Opposites , in this Hamptons beach towel tote  ($1,500).
This One Is Mine
Where'd You Go, Bernadette author Maria Semple's debut novel, This One Is Mine , is a satirical look at life and love in modern-day Hollywood. Take it to the pool with you in this POP! sequin and denim tote  ($50).
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls
Use this sequin-embellished raffia tote  ($405) to carry Anton DiSclafani's steamy coming-of-age historical fiction, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls .
Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell's heartwrenching YA novel Eleanor & Park  is about high school first love, so it's only fitting you'd tote it in this library-card bag  ($20).
Stephen King's carnival-set thriller Joyland  (which features an unexpected love story) belongs in this "that's bananas" tote  ($198).
Set on the beaches of Nantucket, Nancy Thayer's Nantucket Sisters  is about a friendship challenged by love. Throw it in this blue striped tote  ($37, originally $74) for your beach escape.
Stash Rachel Pastan's erotic thriller (a retelling of Daphne du Maurier's gothic classic Rebecca) Alena  in this painted carryall tote  ($80).