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Four Classics Perfect for the Beach

July 19, 2023

The sun is shining, temperatures are rising, and the ocean is calling our name. Summer is here and it’s time to participate in the season’s most exciting activity—reading on the sand. Your summer book list wouldn’t be complete without the classics, so here’s a list of breezy, everlasting classics for reading at the beach.

Anne of Green Gables

Published as a children’s novel, the story of Anne Shirley, an orphan, was inspired by the author’s childhood adventures on rural Prince Edward Island. It follows Anne’s journey as she moves to a farm on the island to live with a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help with farming chores.

Little Women

The book’s gentle lessons and charming story of four adventurous sisters coming of age in Civil War-era New England was originally written as a children’s book, but quickly captured the hearts and attention of readers of all ages.


Emma, a matchmaker at heart, is obsessed with love and romance–for others. As for her own life, she wants nothing of it. She even feels repulsed by the amorous declarations she receives. But as her matchmaking schemes go awry, and her friend Harriet shares her feelings for a certain friend, Mr. Knightley, Emma soon becomes aware of her own heart’s longings. 

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s greatest work follows the story of Jane, a seemingly plain and simple girl as she battles through life’s struggles to become a woman of great moral character.

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