If you’re looking for the beachiest of beach reads, Tara Ison’s new novel, Rockaway, even comes with a sandy beach on its cover. It’s 2001 and Sarah, a languishing painter from Southern California, has journeyed all the way to Rockaway Beach in New York to churn up some inspiration. If you can imagine, she runs up against something that wasn’t part of her plan: Sarah, in fantastic beach-read fashion, falls in love. Join Ison this Thursday at Books Inc. (1760 Fourth St., Berkeley) as she reads from Rockaway. Lounge chairs and daiquiris not included.