My beach essentials: Jessica Knoll

The novelist on her go-to sunscreen and her current read

Whether she’s writing all day at a poolside picnic table or on the road promoting her new book, the best-selling author behind The Favorite Sisterknows how to get the most out of summer. “My ideal day involves a run or long walk on the beach and a dunk in the ocean in my sports bra, followed by a cold brew from Jack's Stir Brew Coffee,” she says.

Here, Knoll shares her favorite warm-weather must-haves.

<i>my favorite murder</i>

“The latest episode of this true crime podcast is always downloaded on my phone so I can listen to it on the airplane or during a long car ride.”
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yeti rambler tumbler

“This keeps my iced coffee cold all day.”
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eltamd uv elements sunscreen

“I have sensitive skin and find that this formula doesn't irritate it."
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ulla johnson malena floral cotton midi-dress

“Paired with Ancient Greek sandals, this is my summer uniform.”
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<i>the outsider</i>

“I’m currently reading this crime novel by Stephen King. I bring two great books when I travel because I always blow through one too fast and feel like I have nothing to read.”
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laura mercier translucent loose setting powder

“On the hottest of days, I like this product because it keeps me from looking greasy.”
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