21 Nonfiction Books That Are Perfect for the Beach

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A great beach read can help you escape to far-off places — no matter where you are. But if your first inclination is to pick up a novel when you need a getaway, we’re here to convince you that nonfiction titles can be just as transportive as fiction. With true crime books like John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood, memoirs like Tara Westover’s Educated, and humorous offerings like Chelsea Handler’s latest release, you’re sure to find a read that’ll satisfy on this list of the best nonfiction beach reads. Publishers’ descriptions included.