Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What I'm Reading Next (1)

Ahhh! It's August. I absolutely love the sweltering days of August, but part of me starts to get a little antsy around this time of the year. I don't want summer to end, the Back to School ads make me cringe, and my son starts planning his Halloween costume.  Yikes! I feel like summer is slipping away.

With only one (maybe two because who doesn't love the beach in September?) month of beach reading left, I am going to share the books I am throwing in my beach bag this August. And by the way, this is an overly ambitious list. I definitely won't be getting to all of these, but they are all on my TBR pile.

YA Fiction:

Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland -  I loved Howland's Nantucket series, so I am interested in checking this one out about a girl who moves to LA to pursue acting.

No Good Deed by Kara Connelly  -  A Robin Hood retelling. Yes, please! I know this isn't your usual beach read, but sometimes I like to mix in some good fantasies.

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby -  I love Jessi Kirby's novels and even though this sounds a little bit darker than her usual ones, I am very excited to check it out. It sounds really moving.

It Started with Goodbye by Christina June - I was meaning to read this one in May, but I never got to it. I love the sound of this Cinderella retelling set during the summertime.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandy Menon -  This book has received a lot of praise. I think it sounds lighthearted and perfect for the beach.

Adult Fiction:

The Dream Keeper's Daughter by Emily Colin  - I am a sucker for a good time travel novel and this one sounds perfect for the beach.

The Wildling Sisters by - I read Black Rabbit Hall last year, which was very atmospheric. This sounds equally compelling.

Emerald Coast by Anita Hughes - Hughes' novels are the quintessential beach reads.


I Found You by Lisa Jewell  - This sounds like an edge of your seat thriller.  Who doesn't love a thrilling read to get lost in while on vacation or at the beach?

Flight Patterns by Kate White  - After reading The Night the Lights Went Out, I became a hardcore Karen White fan. Her book was a perfect example of a historical beach read with a mystery thrown in there for good measure. I hope to read this one next.

The Secret by Julia Garwood - I am not a big reader of the typical romance genre, but everyone says I would love this book. It seems like the perfect one to get lost in while at the beach or relaxing.

So, fellow beach bums and those of you who love to read by the pool, lake, or just enjoy some good outside reading, what are you reading this August? Have you read any of these books? Which one should I read next? I hope we can all savor the dog days of summer. I know I will!


  1. I have a bunch of these on my TBR, as well! I hope you enjoy them! I like going to the beach in September, too, there's fewer people there and less traffic!

    1. Nice! September at the beach is a fantastic time. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting, Angela.

  2. I loved "I found you" by Lisa Jewell. See my review:

    1. Awesome. I will check it out. I hope to read it before the summer ends. Thanks for visiting, Lynne.

  3. I'm going to have to add the Robin Hood retelling to my TBR too because I'm a huge sucker for retellings. lol! I own When Dimple Met Rishi and I've been really looking forward to finding some time to read that one. I've heard nothing but good things about it.

    1. Retellings are hit or miss for me, but I love Robin Hood, so I decided to give in! Me too. I have heard great things about it. Hopefully I can get to it before the summer ends. Thanks for visiting, Julie.

  4. I loved When Dimple Met Rishi and hope you get to read it this month. Some of your books are on my TBR list too. I hope to read The Secret History of Us soon. No Good Deed is new to me but I am definitely intrigued by it.

    I can't believe August is here already. It makes me sad. I don't think we've had sweltering weather yet this year. I believe the high was in the 70s today and it looks like it won't get warmer than the low 80s next week either. If I were to go to the beach I would have the new Rhys Bowen book in my bag. I love the Royal Spyness series. They are fun lighthearted mysteries. I would also pack A Court of Mist and Fury because I need to finish rereading it so I can get to A Court of Wings and Ruin.

    1. I remember how much you liked it! It seems to be getting rave reviews from just about everyone. I need to make time to read it! I know! Summer always flies by too quickly and winter drags on. I have been intrigued by Bowen's books....should probably check them out. Maybe this fall! YES! I keep forgetting to make time to read A Court of Wings and Ruin. I've had it since release day! It's a huge book. I always love reading Maas, especially when I am in a reading slump. Thanks for visiting, Christina!


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