Best Books to Read by the Pool
woman reading a book by the pool

Some days, you’d much rather lounge by the pool rather than swim in it and that’s okay. You can still be relaxed outside of your pool. Grab a book, a snack, sunscreen, and sunglasses, and enjoy the warm weather. Relaxing is a part of self-care and gives your body a rest. The best perk of this is you have a pool right in your backyard. You don’t always have to swim to enjoy it, sometimes relaxing outside of it feels just as good. Aqua Leisure recommends you grab a book!

Book Genres

There are so many poolside books for you to read. Everyone has their preference whether they like fiction, nonfiction, novels, horror, romance, etc. The list can go on, but the most popular are non-fiction, fiction, mystery, and romance. Here are a few options for you to choose from.


Talk about a book that will always keep you on the edge of your seat! In mystery books, you never know what to expect. The plot twist is always the best part; they keep you guessing and wondering. This can make a great poolside book because you’ll never want to put it down. Here is a list of great mystery books you should read:

  • Where the Crawdads Sing
  • The Silent Patient
  • One Step Too Far
  • Like a Sister


The real details always keep a person intrigued. Reading non-fiction books is always the most intriguing because it’s so real. Everything you are reading happened before. Whether it is a story about hauntings, historical events, or memoirs, the facts are what keep you reading. Here are a few non-fiction books you should check out.

  • Let’s Get Physical
  • Enough Already
  • True TV: What Reality TV Says About Us


The fun in fiction is that it’s all made up. It’s strictly imagination. A person’s imagination has endless possibilities. Reading a fiction book forces you to use your imagination and visualize the story in your head. People love fiction because they can escape into a fantasy world where anything is possible. Reading fiction can make you feel all your emotions depending on the type of story. Here are a few books you should check out.

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  • Island of A Thousand Mirrors
  • Dollar Bahu


We love romance books. There is always so much joy and happiness in these books. How one finds love or how love always finds its way back around. The storyline of these novels keeps you intrigued. The rollercoaster of emotions is why we always love reading because sometimes romance books can make you feel like there is no hope for it, but somehow it all falls into play. Here are great romance books you should check out.

  • Reminders of Him
  • Weather Girl
  • The Woven

Relax Pool-Side With Aqua Leisure

If you love to read and all you’re missing is a pool, check out Aqua Leisure Pools & Spas. We have a great selection of hot tubs and swimming pools for you to choose from. We will get you ready to enjoy your book in the sun by your pool or in your hydro-massaging hot tub! Check out our website and see what you like!