At this time every year, media outlets roll out their suggestions for books to take to the beach. These “beach reads” often include romance, and also include the implicit approval of reading such fluffy material.
A “beach read” can be something you don't need to follow intensely, or you can be interrupted while reading, or is light and fluffy.
It can also be used pejoratively, as something you wouldn't normally read, but heck, you're on vacation (kind of like donning a loud outfit or a bizarre hat, because you're away from home.
What's your definition of “beach read?” And what books do you remember reading in summers past?