New York Times 2012 Summer Beach Books
Also check out Fall 2012: Books with Buzz.
Janet Maslin's list of recommended books for summer reading include Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies, Don Winslow's The Kings of Cool, and Colin Cotterill's Granddad, There's a Head on the Beach. Check out Ms. Maslin's full NYT column here.
The NYT's Book Review published June 3 was also devoted to summer reading.
More recommendations for reading on vacation:
Chill Out With a Great Read
Four Books for the Beach