What Makes a Great Summer Beach Read?
Posted May 9 2013
Funny, isn’t it, how readers often refer to particular books as a “good beach read,” yet there is no “beach reads” section in the bookstore. I suppose this means that everyone’s idea of what makes a good book to read on a vacation varies from reader to reader. Some readers enjoy books that take them to tropical locales for thrilling car chases and steamy nights with an undercover CIA operative. Others enjoy a summertime romance, falling in love on a blanket under the 4th of July fireworks. Others are looking for a light-hearted romp, literary cotton candy that leaves a reader feeling like they’ve had a fun treat.
I tend to be very lazy when I’m on vacation, and the books I take along reflect that fact. No books that require deep thought or critical analysis make their way into my beach bag. My brain wants a vacation, too! A funny mystery or a romantic comedy makes the perfect beach read for me. Occasionally I’ll pick up a classic to feel that I’ve made some cultural headway while working on my tan.
What about you? What makes a particular book a good “beach read” to you and why? Share your thoughts for a chance to win one of five copies of my June 4th release – Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers! Winners will be announced on June 4th.
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Wonderful! So glad she enjoyed it! I hope she is doing well! Book #2 will be called The Proof is in the Poison. Cover and release date coming soon! It should release around the same date next year, so my best guess is early July or late June. Thanks so much for contacting me! You made my day!
I gave this book to a friend to read while she convalesced. She is loving it and now desperate for #2! Looks as if you may not have published it yet? ? Any thoughts on when it will be available??
Thanks, Rita! You put a smile on my face!
Hello Diane Kelly, I just started the Moon Shack murder book. I am all ready loving it, but I have enjoyed everyone of your books so far that I have read, which are the Death and Taxes, and Paw and Order books, I look forward to many more.
Thanks for the chance!