Ah, the middle of Summer. July. Fireworks will grace the evening sky soon. Cookouts and visits to the park or lake.
It’s that time of year to make the annual migration to the beach. Hot sand, cool sand, umbrellas and towels as far as the eyes can see. Thankfully, there’s cool ocean water to help with the burn of the sand. Because, let’s be honest, beach shoes are so gauche. (I’m a barefoot girl through and through.)
Surfers and dudes walking the shore.
Awesome sandcastles and beach sculptures all around.
If you went to the same beaches I visit, you’d spot me right away. I’m that bone pale girl, enjoying the calming rhythm of the waves attacking the shore. Finding shells, saving beach creatures, taking pictures of crabs in the rocks no bigger than a quarter.
I’m the one that has her nose in a book. That one girl shoes off, feet buried in the sand under the umbrella over there. Reading, reading, reading. Probably one of the books I just picked up at Comic Con. Typically books I wouldn’t buy, books that are about sci-fi this or castle storming that. A little romance. Some YA. Quick reads and sagas.
So, in honor of this yearly tradition, the theme for this month:
JULY 2016 ~ Just Beachy!
In other words, beach reads galore.
So many to choose from…
What to pick?
Well, I went through my kindle (as most of my babies are packed away for moving purposes) and chose ones that I know I’d read on that sandy heaven under the sunny blue skies of a gorgeous California day. They aren’t the only ones I want to tackle; they’re just the ones I want to read first.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman ~
I recently read Cary Elwes’ book and found out it’s a real book and not a movie adaption. Then I found this sitting on a shelf in a used book store…and I snatched it.
Only revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski ~
Yeah, the guy who ruins minds with books like House of Leaves. This one is no exception…just in love story form.
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb ~
nothing like a summer road trip. Even if it is in pages.
Frosh by Monica B Wagner, Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
Nothing like a chase for love.
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
The sounds of waves will hide the sounds of tears.
Someone Else’s Fairytale by EM Tippets
Even the girl on the cover is ready to hit the beach.
Unrivaled by Alyson Noel, We’re All Damaged by Matthew Norman
A retelling for fun, and some laughs to go with it. Why not?
There are so many more I could list…
What are you packing up for that trip read this summer?
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All images are screencapped from my kindle app of books I own.