Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Another Summer Is Over.....

And another Summer Kickoff Feature has come to an end.  Guys, I had a blast sharing some of the best beach reads with you all this summer. This year it was an especially challenging and different summer, so I truly relished the opportunity to armchair travel to some beautiful places through all the fantastic beach reads. While I didn't read as many as I had hoped (do I ever???), now that fall is upon us, I am officially concluding this feature.

But that doesn't mean I won't be enjoying a few beach reads from time to time.  2020 pretty much requires it, right? I can always use a good feel-good read with a coastal setting!

So, what were your favorite beach reads of the summer? Here are my favorites:

Favorite Beach Reads:


28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
Beach Read by Emily Henry

Runner-up: Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner

 Favorite Feel-Good Beach Reads:


The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer

Favorite Historical Beach Reads:


The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

Favorite "Smart" Beach Read:

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Favorite Beach Read By a Debut Author:

Summer Darlings by Beatrice Lea Foster

Favorite Beach Read With a Side of a Mystery:

Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

The Beach Reads That Are Still On My List:

Here are a few of the beach reads that I didn't get to this summer that I am hoping to pick up this fall or winter when I need a good escape:


500 Miles From You by Jenny Colgan
The Second Home by Christina Clancy
The House on Fripp Island by Rebecca Kauffman


East Coast Girls by Kerry Kletter
Just a Boy and a Girl and in a Little Canoe by Sarah Mlynowski
The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Have you read any of these books? Which one should I read first this fall or winter when I need a good escape? Let me know in the comments below.

So, now I need to know what were your favorite beach reads of the summer? What do you think of my list?  To see all the beach reads that I featured during this year's Summer Kickoff, check out my list here and past year's lists are there as well.

Till next time!


  1. Thank goodness for all of these fabulous books this summer! I still have to read The Last Train to Key West!

    1. I think you'll like that one! Thanks for visiting, Angela!

  2. I loved 28 Summers - Elin's books just keep getting better and better!

    1. Me too! I agree. There was a time when she was hit-or-miss for me, but that time is definitely over! Thanks for visiting, Michele.


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