For the second year in a row, I’m writing a beach reads round up for the Philadelphia Inquirer (check out last year’s article here).
These are always fun but tough to write. You’ve only got a sliver of space to cover the gamut of what will be available this summer to accompany you and your beach chair. I just sent an email out to my book PR contacts. Last year when I did this, I found about 40 books on my doorstep within two days. I feel like I should tip my UPS man now instead of at the holidays.
So here’s my question for you: What makes a good beach book? And what have been your absolute favorite summertime reads?
And if you’re looking for suggestions right now, most of the books I put in last year’s article are in paperback now, or soon will be:
The Department of Lost & Found: A Novelby Allison Winn Scotch
Black Hats: A Novel of Wyatt Earp and Al Caponeby Patrick Culhane
Mr. Dixon Disappears: A Mobile Library Mystery (Mobile Library)by Ian Sansom
French By Heart: An American Family’s Adventures in La Belle Franceby Rebecca S. Ramsey
The Clarks of Cooperstownby Nicholas Fox Weber
Rules for Saying Goodbye: A Novelby Katherine Taylor