Friday, March 12, 2010

Beach Book Preview

We're heading into Spring Break week here in Alabama, and I'm going to spend a few days on the Gulf Coast (at the lovely place above) with my family. Even though we're still having some chilly weather here, the first beach trip of the year always gets me in the mood for summer...and beach books!

Some of my favorite authors have beach-centered books coming out this summer, and even though I have to wait for them, they're definitely already on my TBR list. I love just looking at the covers alone...

Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer
Beautifully written, powerfully felt, full of both abundant joy and heart-wrenching sorrow, Beachcombers is an extraordinary novel that centers on the bittersweet reunion of three captivating, very different sisters on Nantucket over one gorgeous, exhilarating summer. (Amazon)

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
Four women head to Tuckernuck for a retreat, hoping to escape their troubles. Intead, they find only drama, secrets, and life-changing revelations. (Borders)

Lowcountry Summer
by Dorothea Benton Frank
The South Carolina coast forms a lush backdrop for Dorothea Benton Frank's tales of cheatin' husbands, nosy neighbors, and nutty families. But don't let the sand and palm trees fool you: Frank's very funny novels are smarter than the average beach read. (Barnes & Noble)

Fly Away Home
by Jennifer Weiner
From the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author, a novel about a family of women who seek refuge in an old beach house. (Borders)

I'm curious...who's your favorite "summer/beach read" author?


Mary (Bookfan) said...

The first two titles are already on my wish list. Adding the others. Have a relaxing getaway : )

Tina's Blog said...

These all look great! I can't wait to read them.

bermudaonion said...

It feels like spring will never get here! I hope you have fun on your trip. Great list of books! My sister has started The Island and she's loving it.

Anonymous said...

Jill, hope you have a great trip. Looks fun! I'm excited about all these books. Such bright pretty covers!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

All of these titles look good to me. I love summer beach reads; enjoy your time away.

Kathy (mommysreading) said...

We went to Gulf Shores for fall break last year. Gosh it was soooo hot! But while I hid inside our air conditioned condo I read three books! I hope you enjoy your books and have a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Looks like some good ones in this list. I think my favorite beach read is either Summer Sisters by Judy Blume or The Last Summer of You and Me by Ann Brashares. I guess young adult authors write great adult beach reads!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

This post made me add three more books to my wishlist! I had no idea Jennifer Weiner had a book coming out this summer, that's great news! And I really want to try a book of Elin Hilderbrand, I read great things on her work. Also, Beachcombers sounds great.