Friday, June 20, 2014

3 Must-Read Beach Books

Reading in La Jolla this weekend
I love nothing more than waking up on a Saturday or Sunday, curling up on the couch with my coffee and toast, and diving right into a book.  I savor lazy weekend mornings but in the summer I make more of an effort to take my reading to the beach.  That's what summer is all about! And since summer officially begins this weekend I thought I'd share 3 great books that you must toss in your beach tote this summer.

Tigers in Red Weather

by Liza Klaussmann

The PERFECT book for the beach--This juicy, suspenseful novel takes place in the summer on Martha's Vineyard.  It's so riveting and sexy, I wasn't able to put it down.  I devoured Tigers in Red Weather in one weekend.  It is set on the brink of the 60's but has a Great Gatsby-ish feel. It sucks you in immediately and makes you want to read it with a dirty martini.

Me Before You

by Jojo Moyes

I love British novels and this one is no exception.  Me Before You manages to be funny, endearing and heartbreaking all at once. It is pretty predictable but a beautiful story nonetheless.  Get the tissues ready for this one...

The Illusion of Separateness

by Simon Van Booy

I was so excited when I found out Simon Van Booy came out with a second novel.  After reading Everything Beautiful Began After, I was dying for more. Van Booy is a literary genius.  This novel has beautiful prose, dynamic characters and a story line that comes perfectly full circle. The moment I finished, I wanted to start it all over again.  In short, I'm kind of obsessed with this guy and all of his writings. 

Now, What beach reads do you recommend?