Friday, October 12, 2018

End of My Summer Kickoff and an International Giveaway!

Alright, I guess it's time to say goodbye to another awesome summer.  The warm days and sunshine stuck around for quite awhile here in PA (as did the mosquitoes!), so I was still reading my beach reads and in complete denial. However, now that Halloween is almost here, I think I'm ready.  Or as ready as I'll ever be.

So, to close up another amazing year of my Summer Kickoff Feature, I am hosting an international giveaway for the chance to win one book that I featured this summer. 

If I had to pick, I'd say my favorite Adult Fiction/Beach Read of the summer is a tie between The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams and The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand. Hilderbrand's novels are hit or miss with me, but I will say I really, really enjoyed this beach read with a side of a murder mystery.  Of course, Beatriz Williams is always a hit with me! Needless to say, both novels were really absorbing and absolutely perfect for a day at the beach.

My favorite YA beach read of the summer goes to both Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett and Save the Date by Morgan Matson. I loved both of those books and they reaffirmed my reasons as to why I still read YA. 

So, check out my list below of all the beach reads I reviewed this summer and be sure to enter my giveaway for one of the books below. My giveaway is open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to your location. Please refer to my giveaway rules and thanks for another great summer!

August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
 Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner
 The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey
The Summer Sail by Wendy Francis
 Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone 
The High Season by Judy Blundell
The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger
Sailing Lessons by Hannah McKinnon
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
 Dreams of Falling by Karen White
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman 
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand 


  1. We read a lot of the same books, but there are still a few I would add to my shelves! I thought The Summer Wives was a great one from Williams.

    1. Me too! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. I love that we enjoy a lot of the same books. Thanks for visiting, Angela!

  2. So many great summer reads! I adored The Summer Wives.

    1. Me too! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it as well, Michele. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Keeper of the Bees by Kassel. Loved it and the cover.

  4. I read both of Celeste Ng's books and loved them!

    1. I have actually never read any books by her, but I want to. I have heard good things. Thanks for visiting, Caroline!

  5. My fave book of the summer was Exit, Persued by a Bear by E.K. Johnson :)
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    Megan S.

  6. My favorite read of the summer was definitely LOVE & GELATO (Jenna Evans Welch)!

  7. My last summer was eight months ago, and I remember that my favorite book that I read in that season was Lucky in love, by Kasie West


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