The five book/reading list needs to connect in some way, but each person who participates can decide for themselves what the book subject and connection are. For example, you could write about five books read last year or five books you want to read. It could even be favorite bookstores or five movies made from books.
This sounds like a fun and creative way to think about my books and reading. Check out Kathyrn’s blog and link up your Friday Five!
Since the upcoming weekend is Labor Day in the U.S. and this traditionally marks the end of summer for the U.S. I decided to talk about five beach reads for those who want to stretch summer out. Of course, some beach reads are light and frothy books that have nothing to do with a beach. (You just wish you were at the beach when you read them!) I haven’t been to a beach or an ocean or lake lately so I read about those in my books and dreamed about them as I read.
This even has the right name!
I read this a couple of months ago and really liked it. It’s about a romance author with writer’s block. She no longer believes in happy endings which makes it hard for her to write romance.
The beach is on Lake Michigan at North Bear Shores, Michigan.
It’s funny, sometimes sad, but also heartwarming.
Takes place on an island off the coast of Germany. I really like reading about islands and I haven’t read any books taking place on islands in this area before.
A body is found on the beach and DI Lena Lorenzen is sent to investigate. She’s not too happy with the assignment since she grew up on the island.
Takes place on the island of Newfoundland in a fishing village called Stormy Cove. I’ve thought Newfoundland would be so interesting to visit.
Lori Finning is a freelance photographer from Vancouver, BC who’s hired to take photos in a fishing village. She tells everyone it’s for a coffee table book of a way of life that’s disappearing, but what about an unsolved murder that happened twenty years ago?
Takes place on the island Lindisfarne which has become known as Holy Island. It’s located off the Northumberland coast in the north east of England just a few miles south of Scotland. (It sounds like a fascinating spot!)
DCI Ryan travels to Holy Island when he’s forced to take leave from his homicide job. However, he can’t get away from his job when a murdered girl is found on the island.
Have you read any of these books? Do you have favorite beach reads? What do you think of when you think of “beach reads?”