What's in Our Beach Bags: Our Summer Vacation Must-Haves

Need some last-minute packing help ahead of your vacation? PEOPLE staffers reveal the items they can't hit the beach without

AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE

Kate Hogan, Deputy Features Editor: Once I'm done paging through my PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, it's on to my summer beach reads (check out our current obsessions here). The Paperwhite is a recent upgrade from my super-old second-generation Kindle, and I love, well, the white (it's easier to read in the sun) and the fact that it tells me what percentage of my book I've read (as all Kindles do); it's somehow less disheartening than having 300 pages ahead of me in a paperback.