Summer’s finally here. You’ve found a beautiful spot at The Point to sit on a brightly colored adirondack chair, flip flops are appropriately staked into the sand, and the koozie is keeping your drink cold. Since you’ve picked the perfect setting, all you need to do now is get lost in a good book! The team at Bayside’s Welcome Center has listed some of their favorite beach reads!

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Erika Cook – (Marketing Manager, Carl M. Freeman Golf) If you enjoy reading about real life experiences mixed with some fun “behind the scenes” anecdotes, then this book’s for you! Mindy’s book is funny, honest, and a page-turner. She keeps it light and witty, but also dives a bit deeper into her personal life. It’s a perfect summer read!

Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero

Jeff Evans – (Director of Marketing & Sales, Carl M. Freeman Companies) The man, the myth the legend, Eddie Aikau. The phrase “Eddie Would Go” has been said to me more times than I can remember in my youth. Eddie’s life was an amazing one and definitely worth the time to read about this hero to Hawaiian and surfing communities!


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The Handmaid’s Tale- Margret Atwood

Sydney Keiser – (Intern Extraordinaire) Two friends have recently talked about this – one the book and the other the tv series. While I am looking for a new tv series, I am also looking for a good book to read, so I will start with the book! I have enjoyed books like George Orwell’s 1984, Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games, and from what my friends say, this sounds like it will be a similar type of read with an alternate world and lifestyle, when the world as we know it no longer exists.

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The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand

Twig Burton – (Development Coordinator, Carl M. Freeman Companies)A fluffy summer read for anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant, had a summer fling, spent a summer in a resort town….or wanted to. The Blue Bistro is a trendy restaurant in Nantucket, with enough dysfunction, ambience and romance to keep you engaged until the last page. A great summer read!