Beach reading is the best. I usually plan my beach reading weeks -- months! -- in advance, curating what I hope will be the perfect books to complement my summer days. This summer, though, I didn't. Partly that's due to Amazon. Because of their business practices (read more here), I stopped purchasing from Amazon sometime in the early spring. And considering I was exclusively reading from my Kindle, that means my book habits have changed significantly.
Basically, I find it difficult to actually access the books I want to read now. (The New York Public Library has been helpful for older e-titles, and I've been reading more print books than I have in years. Also, lots of magazines!) So when I went to the beach for a week in July, I didn't bring any books with me and decided instead that I would read whatever I could get my hands on -- leftover books found at the rental house, borrowed titles from my friends, etc.