June 04, 2014 at 08:23 PM EDT

This summer, take some time to relax by the pool, in a hammock, or at the beach with these ten must-reads. From major literary debuts to the latest Diana Gabaldon epic to the newest work by Rainbow Rowell, this list of summer’s beachiest books runs the gamut. So if you’re stuck trying to decide what to download on your Kindle or buy at the local bookstore, click on for our picks.

FIRST UP: A novel inspired by an unusual, real-life epidemic

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