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Need A Beach Read? Hastings Bookshop Highlights Popular Summer Picks

Amada Abad, owner of Galapagos Books, with Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York. Photo Credit: Submitted
Galapagos Books in Hastings. Photo Credit: Submitted

HASTINGS, N.Y. -- Looking for a good beach read just in time for the July 4 holiday?

Amada Abad, owner of Galapagos Books in Hastings suggests the following:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins : A suspenseful novel about what one commuter sees (or thinks she sees) on the train.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: Now out in paperback, this novel, about the life story of a boy named Theodore "Theo" Decker and his adventures in New York City and Las Vegas.

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown: The story of nine Americans and their quest for gold at the 1938 Berlin Olympics.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: Set in occupied France during World War II, the novel centers on a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths cross.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: The story of two sisters, their very different lives and the choices made in the midst of World War II.

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