Wednesday, September 6, 2023

My Favorite Books of the Summer


Well, can you believe it? Summer is over, kids are back at school, and the beaches are nice and quiet. And with that, the Summer Kickoff Feature has come to an end. I hope you got some great ideas for which books to pack with you on vacation and take with you to the pool or beach.

I wish I could say I am gearing up for fall, but we are having a heat wave in Pennsylvania right now. We visited Cooperstown, New York before Labor Day Weekend and it felt like fall, but back here in PA, it feels like summer. I may have to squeeze in one more summer book before this heat wave is over, but until then, here are my favorite books of the summer. If you are interested in reading my
reviews of the books, you can find them here.

My Favorite Book of the Summer:


Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan


My Favorite Historical Beach Reads:


The Beach at Summerly by Beatriz Williams

Hula by Jasmin Iolani Hakes

California Golden by Melanie Benjamin
The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton 



Little Monsters by Adrienne Brodeur
Happy Place by Emily Henry
Save What's Left by Elizabeth Castellano
The Darlings by Hannah McKinnon
Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune
Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey 
Summer Reading by Jenn McKinlay

Favorite Audio Book:

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

Favorite Middle Grade Book:


The Firefly Summer by Morgan Matson

Favorite Backlist Beach Reads:


The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand

The Codebreaker's Secret by Sara Ackerman

I'm curious what your favorite books of the summer are. Let me know in the comments below.



  1. I just finished The Beach at Summerly and although it wasn't my favorite Beatriz book, it was still solid! I still need to read the newest Chanel Cleeton, too.

    1. Agreed! I think my favorite is still A Hundred Summers! Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for visiting, Angela!


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