What’s in your beach bag? Summer reading with K&T…
Fourth of July week kicks off one of my favorite annual rituals: summer reading. There’s something about the hot days and slower pace that has me eagerly sliding books off my TBR pile and into my oversized beach bag along with the towels and swimsuits. This summer I’ll be reading the first book of a mystery series that’s been on my TBR pile forever, re-reading an old classic, and trying something completely different.
Here’s a peek at what’s in my bag:
Baltimore Blues (The First Tess Monaghan Novel) by Laura Lippman
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop by Adam Bradley
But that’s not nearly enough for the whole summer so I asked my K&T blogmates to help me out by sharing their summer reading plans. To get a more complete picture, I also wanted to know about their favorite summer reading spots. Hope you have a pencil and paper handy to jot down these great suggestions 🙂
Criminal by Karin Slaughter
Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones
When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak
Sarah’s fav reading spot: on the back porch in the morning (before it gets too hot) or sofa after dinner instead of TV.
Hush by Carey Baldwin
Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Rush by Joan Swan
Rachel’s fav reading spot: usually in bed, but I’m looking forward to trying out the hammock my husband thinks I bought for him.
The White Princess by Philippa Gregory (July 2013)
Shadow of the Crown by Patricia Bracewell
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Bringing Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Sharon’s fav reading spot: any place where I can be alone, and during the summer that means in the car waiting for kids to finish their activities. But when I was a teenager, I lived on a lake and had a sunfish sailboat which I would take out in the morning, anchor in the middle of lake, and read for hours by myself. It was Heaven!
Unseen by Karin Slaughter
The Ninth Girl by Tami Hoag
Lost by S.J. Bolton
Manda’s fav reading spot: piled up in bed with my cats and dog!
Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare
Aftershock by Jill Sorenson
Moonshell Beach by JoAnn Ross
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Gwen’s fav reading place: under a tree by the water on a mild, sunny day. Usual reading spot: either standing at the kitchen table during my lunch, or–when I can grab a few minutes–sitting in my favorite chair in the extra room at the front of the house that no one else uses but me.
Grave Danger by Rachel Grant
The Cursed by Alyssa Day
The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver
Games People Play by Shelby Reed
Lena’s fav reading spot: on the couch with a pillow, a blanket, and a glass of ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper.
The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan (July 15, 2013)
Six Years by Harlan Coben
Ashes, Ashes They All Fall Dead by Lena Diaz (September 2013)
Why Dukes Say I Do by Manda Collins (July 30, 2013)
Carey’s fav reading spot: on the treadmill, with my ears. I’m turned on to audiobooks now and I can’t go back.
DIANA BELCHASE recommends….
(Check out DianaBelchase.com for reviews)
Under His Nose by Candice Gilmer
Hush by Carey Baldwin
Last Refuge by Marcia Talley
All the books by K&T authors (check out the book covers on the right)
Diana’s fav reading spot: on the swing that hangs from the giant sycamore in my front yard.
Still looking for more titles? Check out the RITA Award nominees for best romantic suspense of the year: 2013 RITA Nominees
BTW, my fav reading spot: sprawled on the wicker couch on my screened porch with the fan blowing full blast, the cicadas kicking up a ruckus, and an ice cold popsicle in my hand.
What book is in your beach bag? And where’s your fav reading spot?
Posted on July 2, 2013, in book recommendations, Carey Baldwin, Diana Belchase, Gwen Hernandez, Krista Hall, Lena Diaz, Manda Collins, Rachel Grant, Sarah Andre, Sharon Wray and tagged summer reading list. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.