Summer beach reading season is here!
As much fun as it is to cozy up with a book in the winter, it’s just as enjoyable to lounge around with a good, long book in the summer heat (or air conditioning).
There’s something about summer that inspires me to read more than usual. When I was growing up, we only had one air conditioned spot in our house—a window unit in my parents’ room. So when it was unbearably hot, we’d all pile into that one bedroom with a big stack of books and read all day, happy to be cool and entertained.
Books haven’t lost their summer appeal. Lucky for me, my whole house is air conditioned now, and I still love to stock up on books so I can lose myself in a good romantic suspense or mystery.
Fortunately, my favorite authors have just released, or are getting ready to release new books. Here’s a list of my summer reading…here’s hoping you enjoy them too!
FEARLESS FOURTEEN by Janet Evanovich
If you haven’t read any of the Stephanie Plum books, it’s time to run out and get the first 13. Then buy this one. Hilarious, sexy without even trying, and heart-warming too. And if you’re from New Jersey and have never read this series…shame on you, get reading!
CHARLEY'S WEB by Joy Fielding
I don’t just love Joy because her name is so much like mine, I’m also anxious to see what intricate web she spins in her newest book. When I read the description of this one, I wanted to run out and buy a copy right away. Sounds scary, realistic, and emotional.
DUMA KEY by Stephen King
This book is so thick I thought it would take me a month or more to read it. Problem is, once you start reading, you can’t stop. I finished it in 6 days.
TRIBUTE by Nora Roberts
Her characters are so real, and the situations they get into are so interesting. Any book by Nora is a must-read. A nice, thick summer hardcover is a gotta read!
And don’t forget to read:
THE DARKEST EVENING OF THE YEAR by Dean Koontz
WHERE ARE YOU NOW? By Mary Higgins Clark
UP CLOSE AND DANGEROUS by Linda Howard
BEST KEPT SECRETS by Sandra Brown
TAILSPIN by Catherine Coulter