How to Find Your Hudson Valley Summer Reading List

With the unofficial start of summer this weekend, it’s time to start thinking about your summer reading list. I find that in the cold season, I mean reading, but instead I tend to do more binge-watching. Once the warm weather hits, I crave a shady spot or a sunny beach and a book.

Summer reading has been a holiday tradition for years. Many groups make summer reading lists. Your local library is a good place to start, as it often features local authors such as Carol Freeman from the Hudson Valley, a cozy mystery writer with a number of books ready for your summer list.

Hudson Valley Summer Playlist

The New York Times has actually put together an awesome list of books not just for your summer reading list, but for your reading list in general. It included topics such as 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and 365 Books You Should Read This Year or Later. My favorite category is 50 Books Everyone Has Read But You.

Good House Keeping has also compiled a list that they consider to be great for the summer. Grab a hammock and this list for summer book club fun. I recently met a group of friends who were actually having a book club weekend. Between drinking and snacking, they finished a book in a weekend and can’t wait to do it again. Not a bad idea for a relaxing weekend with friends, of course you’ll all have to agree on the book and it might not be easy.

Author of the Hudson Valley Cozy Mystery

Bookstores in the Hudson Valley, NY

Hudson Valley Bookstores with More

Bookstores are more than just books. Some offer coffee, others offer beer, and others offer thrift store items on the shelves. Here are some great places to find books and more in the Hudson Valley

Best beaches for reading books

WATCH: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pros and cons, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best in which to live. To find out, Stacker looked at data from WalletHub, released on June 17, 2020, which compares US beach towns. The ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. Cities ranged from 10,000 to 150,000 people, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From these rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida won’t be surprised to learn that many of the cities featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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