Fat activist Virgie Tovar has been widely quoted as saying "all anyone needs to have a beach body is a beach and a body." Tovar acknowledges the pressure many people feel to look a certain way in order to enjoy summer fun in public spaces, and then subverts and challenges that expectation. If you're looking for books that embody that perspective, try one of the titles suggested below.
The term "beach read" is often used to describe feel-good fiction that is light and frothy. We believe any book can be a beach read if you take it to the beach. These authors are particularly talented at tackling difficult topics and making them laugh-out-loud funny. Many are also available as audiobooks read by the authors- which is great for anyone who prefers the format or just wants to avoid squinting at a book in the summer sun.