Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Summer Kickoff Feature!

Somehow it has been six years since I started my Summer Kickoff Feature! It's one of my favorite things to plan each year. Last year I decided to feature my beach read picks all summer long instead of only during the month of May and that worked out well, so I am going to do that again this year.  You will know I'll be featuring a beach read if you see my Summer Kickoff header at the top of the review!

Of course, I'll also be hosting some great giveaways and sharing some fun beachy posts, too.  I absolutely love this time of the year! For me, there is nothing better than reading at the beach.

Here are some of the books I plan on featuring and/or reviewing during my Summer Kickoff Feature. I always add in some last minute choices as well, but here's a rough idea:

Adult Fiction New Releases:

The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner
Purple Hearts by Tess Wakefield
White Sand, Blue Sea by Anita Hughes
The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer
The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe
The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon
Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green
Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani
Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams
Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave

YA New Releases:

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
It Started with Goodbye by Christina June
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney
If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams
I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland
The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby
The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan


Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
Summer at Hideaway Key by Barbara Davis

If you want to check out the other books that I featured in years past, you can find them here. What are you looking forward to reading this summer?

Happy Reading!


  1. I love this feature! So many books here that I want to read. I am looking forward to reading on the beach for the first time ever later this week and I might pick some of these that I have ARCs for like Purple Hearts or The Names They Gave Us. I have Romancing the Throne as well but some of the reviews I've seen make me worry that I won't like it as much as The Royal We.

    Can't wait to read your reviews of all of these!

    1. Thanks, Christina! I am so excited for you. I hope you have an amazing trip. I think you'll like Purple Hearts. I look forward to your thoughts. Thanks for visiting!

  2. I love this feature. Look forward to seeing what you think of the books. Especially Nancy Thayer and Elin Hildebrand books.

    1. Thanks, Viki! I look forward to this feature every year. Thanks for visiting!

  3. I loved this feature. I love books set in summer and I'm literally bookmarking this post on my browser so I can keep up with all the releases. The oldies but goodies also seems super interesting.

    Thanks so much for this post! :)


    1. Thanks, Michele. I appreciate it. I hope you find something to throw in your beach bag this summer. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. Thank you SO much for including Slightly South of Simple in this roundup of summer reading. xoxoxo

    1. Absolutely. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more of your books! Thanks for visiting.


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