My beach reads

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This week I’m talking about my “beach read” books. I define beach reads as comfort reads. . . books I’m excited to read, from authors I’ve read before and want to read again. These are all books I already own…maybe ones I’ve had on my bookshelf or Kindle for quite awhile. And sometimes I’ve put these off because I’ve felt I had to read other books first.

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Hallow Point by Ari Marmell

  • I read book 1 in this urban fantasy series and really enjoyed it. Mick Oberon and the time period (Chicago in the 1930’s) are fun to read about.

The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire

  • Another urban fantasy series that I need to catch up on. This is the eighth in the series and I want to get back into October Daye’s world.

The Human Division by John Scalzi

  • John Scalzi is one of my favorite science fiction authors. This is book 5 of a series–The Old Man’s War–I really enjoy.

Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey

  • Book 2 of The Expanse series. I read the first book awhile ago and watched The Expanse series on TV earlier this year. I really liked the first book and know this is a very good series so I need to read the second book and then continue on!

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

  • I love the Miles Vorkosigan books and I haven’t read any of them for several years. I want to start reading them again.

Ghost Ship by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

  • I love this long-running space opera series. And I’m a number of books behind, of course!

The Sleeping Life by Andrea K. Höst

  • I really like Andrea K. Höst’s writing. This is second in the series and the cover is beautiful.


Negative Image by Vicki Delany

  • I’m loving this police procedural series which takes place in British Columbia, Canada.

The Darkness and the Deep by Aline Templeton

  • I recently read the first book in this police procedural series. I really like DI Marjory Fleming–she’s a farm wife and a detective inspector in southwest Scotland.

The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie

  • One of my very favorite mystery series. I’ve savored the books, but now I only have two more books in the series. However, I read that she finally has a new book coming out next year in this series! Yay!

What are your beach reads for this summer?