Enjoy One of the Summer’s Best Beach Reads During Your Grand Strand Vacation

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Few things are more relaxing than kicking back by the water and digging into a great book — especially while enjoying the luxurious accommodations and wide-ranging amenities at North Beach Plantation during your Grand Strand getaway. So, grab your book, Kindle or iPad; head for the resort’s backyard beach or oceanfront poolscape (or simply to your patio or balcony); and dive into one of these highly recommended summer reads:

Ayiti — New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay blends fiction, nonfiction and poetry in this collection of short stories that explore the spirit and challenges of their (mostly) Haitian-American leading characters. Follow along as Gay shares tales such as those of a married couple preparing for a boat passage to America that would force them to leave their homeland behind, a young woman looking to win the hand of a classmate with the help of a voodoo love potion, and a mother who invites a foreign soldier to reside in her home — and later to lay in her bed.

Tell Me Lies — Carola Lovering’s novel about poisonous young love chronicles the story of first-year college student Lucy Albright, who — in a full embrace of the freedom brought on by California college life and separation from her mother — has left her Long Island upbringing far behind. After becoming romantically involved with Stephen DeMarco, a charming and complicated beau with a deeply buried secret, she soon realizes that he can’t be trusted and she needs to end the relationship, but she can’t seem to break away.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness — In this New York Times best-seller — named among 2017’s best books by NPR, Amazon, The Washington Post and more — novelist Arundhati Roy (celebrated author of “The God of Small Things”) employs a diverse cast of characters to share tales of some of the darkest and most violent episodes in the recent history of the Indian subcontinent. Follow along as heroes broken by the cruel realities of the world surrounding them are rescued and repaired by inspiring acts of love and hope.

Do Not Become Alarmed — This much-anticipated novel from award-winning writer Maile Maloy presents a nightmare scenario for parents — when the kids go missing during a family vacation. Told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children, the narrative follows two happy families ashore as they visit a tropical Central American paradise during their holiday cruise, then explores the dramatic aftermath of the kids’ disappearance as the parents turn on one another while trying to put their families and lives back together and the children discover strengths they never knew they had.

The Destroyers — This gripping drama from novelist Christopher Bollen tells the story of Ian Bledsoe, who heads for the small Greek island of Patmos to seek refuge from the harsh emotional and economic realities of his father’s passing. After reuniting with childhood friend and well-to-do businessman Charlie on the sun-soaked island, Ian seems to have found the lifeline he came there looking for — until Charlie vanishes and leaves Ian looking for answers in a wake of turmoil and deception.

Reading a good book is just one of the many ways to relax while enjoying a getaway at your home away from home on the Grand Strand. Book your stay at North Beach Plantation today — our comfortable accommodations and extensive amenities will be waiting right here to help you and your vacation crew recharge during your stay in the Myrtle Beach area.