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Showing posts with label My Love For Lists. Show all posts

Friday, June 30, 2023

If You Love Southern Beach Reads....

For me, some of the best beach reads are those that take place down South, where it's always warm, there's palm trees, crystal blue waters, and a cold ice tea. I'm sharing my updated list of Southern beach reads today, including the ones on my overflowing TBR list.


Adult Fiction: 

Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck  (Key West, Florida)
Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Georgia)
The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White (Georgia)
The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews - (North Carolina)
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank (Charleston, South Carolina)
All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank (Charleston, South Carolina)
Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa LaFaye (Key West, Florida)

Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams (Cocoa Beach, Florida)
On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe (Charleston, South Carolina) 
Summer at Hideaway Key by Barbara Davis (Florida) 
The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Georgia)
Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Georgia)
Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey (North Carolina)
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews (Florida)
The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton (Florida)
Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews (Florida)
Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey (North Carolina)
The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis (South Carolina)
Dreams of Falling by Karen White  (South Carolina) 
The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews (Outside Savannah, Georgia) 
The Summer of Lost and Found by Mary Alice Monroe (Charleston, South Carolina)
The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews (Florida)
Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras (Key West, Florida)
Flight Patterns by Karen White (Coastal Florida) 
A Lakeside Reunion by C.Chilove (Florida)
Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe (Isle of Palms, South Carolina)

On The TBR List:

 The Summer House by Jenny Hale (Outer Banks, North Carolina)
My Magnolia Summer by Victoria Benton Frank (Sullivan's Island, South Carolina)
The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey (North Carolina)
The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe (Sullivan's Island, South Carolina) 

YA Fiction:

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (Colby, North Carolina)
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (Colby, North Carolina)
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm (Key West, Florida)
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (Southern beach town)
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols (Alabama)
Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton (Georgia)

So, these are just a few of the southern beach reads I've read over the years. Did any of your favorites make my list? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know what you think in the comments below.


Thursday, June 8, 2023

My Favorite Backlist Beach Reads


Over the past ten years or so, I've read some amazing beach reads. Everything from historical beach reads to ones filled with romance and gorgeous coastal settings. I've updated a list of my favorite beach reads and I am excited to share them with you today. I've linked the book title to my review if you want to learn more about a particular book.  So, if you are looking for a beach read to take with you on vacation this summer, look no further! There's something here for everyone.


Young Adult Beach Reads:

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan
The Boys Next Door/Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
The Season of You and Me by Robin Constatine
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Open Road Summer by Emory Lord
The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Doktorski
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett 

Adult Beach Reads:

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon
The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue
Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye
Villa America by Liza Klausmann

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
You, Me, and the Sea by Meg Donohue
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand 

 The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner
The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey
The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand 

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams
Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer 
The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren 
Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner

Beach Read by Emily Henry
28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner
The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton
Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer
Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster
Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews


Mailbu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey
We are the Brennans by Tracey Lange
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Recent Additions:


 Every Summer After by Carley Fortune 
  The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner 
 The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
   Meant to Be by Emily Giffin
 Sea Glass Summer by Miranda Liasson 
 Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan
  On Gin Lane by Brooke Lea Foster
 The Lost Summers of Newport by Beatriz Williams, Karen White, and Lauren Willig
The Siren by Katherine St. John 

So, what do guys think? Do you see some of your favorite beach reads on my list? Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.


Wednesday, May 17, 2023

My Summer Reading List


If I could read all the beach reads over summer I would, but there's never enough time! It's true what they say: too many books, not enough time. So, I'm sharing my Summer Reading list that includes all the books I hope to read this summer if I had unlimited time. A girl can dream, right?

I have organized them by publication month and when possible, I have linked the title to my review of the book and will update as the summer continues.

My Summer Reading List:



A Lakeside Reunion by C. Chilove (4/4)
The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton (4/11) 
Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez (4/11) 
Kismet by Becky Chalsen (4/17)
Happy Place by Emily Henry (4/25) 
Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl by Renee Rosen (4/25)


All the Days of Summer by Nancy Thayer (5/2)
The Secret Book of Flora Lee by Patti Callahan Henry (5/2)
Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune (5/2)
The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane (5/2)
Hula by Jasmin Iolani Hakes (5/2)
The Darlings by Hannah McKinnon (5/2)
The Firefly Summer by Morgan Matson (5/2)
The Nigerwife by Vanessa Walters (5/2) 

Did You Hear About Kitty Karr? by Crystal Smith Paul (5/2)
Summer Reading by Jenn McKinlay (5/16)
On Fire Island by Jane L. Rosen (5/23)
The Senator's Wife by Liv Constantine (5/23)
Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum (5/23)
Summer Stage by Meg Mitchell Moore (5/23)

The Duchess Takes a Husband by Harper St. George (5/23)


Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan (6/6)
Starring Adele Astaire by Eliza Knight (6/6)

The Paris Daughter by Kristin Harmel (6/6)
The Girls of Summer by Katie Bishop (6/6)
Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom (6/6)
My Magnolia Summer by Victoria Benton Frank (6/6)

The Last Lifeboat by Hazel Gaynor (6/13)
The Spectacular by Fiona Davis (6/13)
Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood (6/13)
The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand (6/13) 

Hotel Laguna by Nicola Harrison (6/20)
Save What's Left by Elizabeth Castellano (6/27)

The Beach at Summerly by Beatriz Williams (6/27)
The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston (6/27)



Holiday Read by Taylor Cole (7/4)
The Summer of Second Chances by Miranda Liasson (7/11)

The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey (7/11)
The Summer Skies by Jenny Colgan (7/11)

It Happened One Fight by Maureen Lee Lenker (7/11)


Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen (8/1)  
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (8/1) 

The Connellys of County Down by Tracey Lange (8/1)

California Golden by Melanie Benjamin (8/8)

The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner (8/29)
So, these are the books that are currently on my radar and as the summer unfolds, I am sure that I will be adding to this list. Inevitably, I am sure I will come to find that I skipped over a beach read that should be on this list, so let me know in the comments if you think I forgot one. Also, let me know if any of these books are on your summer reading list and which book you are looking forward to the most in the comments below.
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