If your idea of a perfect summer romance is laying on the beach while falling in love with a great new book, look no further than O, The Oprah Magazine.

Leigh Haber, O's books editor, and Adam Glassman, the magazine's Creative Director, have come together to give us a list of their must-haves to ensure that we are beach ready for July 4th weekend.

From the best books of the summer to a beach towel that keeps that sand away, Oprah's team never lets us down.

Click through the gallery to see their expert picks!