So what is a “beach read”? What is it that makes it different from a book that you read any other time of the year? Does it have to be a book where the story takes place in the summer? Is it light reading? Fluff books?? Dawn just read “A Hundred Summers” by Beatriz Williams and the cover screams ‘beach read’ so she brought it home and read it in two days. Was it the best book she ever read? NO NO NO Not by a long shot, but the story moved along quickly and even though it was predictable and sappy it was great for a beautiful summer weekend in August at the lake.