Toes in the sand. Great book in hand.
One of the best things to do in Florida is to spend a day with a great book doing a little Beach Reading! There is something so relaxing about lounging under the warm Florida sun with your toes in the sand and losing yourself in a great book. While there are many great books to read on the beach sometimes it’s fun to read a book that is actually set on the beach.
Many authors have been inspired by the tropical paradise settings that are found all over Florida. By it’s very nature of humid tropical landscapes, exotic and dangerous local creatures and wildly beautiful pristine and clear waters surrounding you on all sides the local environment proves fruitful grounds for imaginative writers. Florida is so fecund and it feels at all times like nature may take over. There is a sense of wildness that cannot be tamed that underlies every aspect of living in Florida and this makes for great beach reading.
This is a great beach read!
So with that in mind here is a short list of great Florida beach reading, whether you love Mystery or great literary fiction there is something for everyone on this list.
Read about a Florida you never knew existed.
Of course a list of Florida authors and beach reading must start with:
Carl Hiaasen- Skinny Dip or Tourist Season
Elmore Leonard- Get Shorty
Tom Wolfe-Back to Blood
Zora Neal Hurston-Their Eyes were watching God
Ernest Hemingway-To Have and Have Not
Susan Orlean-The Orchid Thief
Tamara Lush-Hot Shade
Randy Wayne White-Doc Ford Series
Nate Hawk-Burn Notice
Susanna Daniel Stiltsville
This is just a short list of great Florida beach reading to get you started. There are many more fabulous books out there by Florida authors set in our lush tropical paradise. Grab a book, put your toes in the sand and read away!