Sunday, April 1, 2012

Summer Kickoff Feature




What is my “Summer Kickoff” Feature?
Being a self-proclaimed beach bum and all around beach lover, I thought I would start a new feature for the month of May, which happens to be one of my favorite months.  Why you ask? It's because May is the unofficial start of summer and includes my favorite holiday, Memorial Day Weekend. My “Summer Kickoff” feature lasts through the month of May and it is a lot of fun!  Below you will find the posts from each year, excluding any giveaways. As the years go by, I decided to extend my feature throughout the summertime! My hope is that you will find a good book to throw in your beach bag with you this summer. 


Posts From My Summer Kickoff Feature From 2017:


Book Review and Big Giveaway: Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen 


Book Review: The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares

Book Review: Purple Hearts by Tess Wakefield

Book Review: Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Beach Reads for Little Beach Bums - Part II

Book Review: The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner

If You Love Southern Beach Reads

Book Review: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Book Review: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable

Book Review: White Sand, Blue Sea by Anita Hughes

Book Review: Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer

Spotlight: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Book Review: It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

Book Review: The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon

Book Review: Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe

Book Review: Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani

Book Review: The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer

Book Review: Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams

Book Review: Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave

Book Review: The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan

Book Review: If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak

Book Review: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Book Review: Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams

If You Love Suspenseful Beach Reads

Book Review: Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams




Posts From My Summer Kickoff Feature from 2016


Book Review: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Book Review: Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider


Beach Reads for Little Beach Bums

Book Review: Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

Beach Reads with Tropical Settings

Book Review: The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Beach Reads About That One Special Summer

Book Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Book Review: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

Book Review: A Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink


Historical Beach Reads


Book Review: All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank 

Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Book Review: The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews

Book Review: The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine 

Book Review and Giveaway: Summer in the Invisible City by Juliana Romano

Book Review: A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams 

Book Review: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin 

Book Review: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown

Book Review: A Season for Fireflies by Rebecca Maizel 

Book Review: The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

Book Review: The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen

Book Review: Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon

Book Review: With Malice by Eileen Cook

Book Review: In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch

Books with the Best Beach Towns 


Book Review: When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel

Book Review: The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay by Kelly Harms

Book Review: Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood

Book Review: The Wedding Sisters by Jamie Brenner

Book Review: Villa America by Liza Klaussmann



Posts From My Summer Kickoff Feature from 2015


Introduction to my "Summer Kickoff Feature"

Book Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen


Book Review: 99 Days by Kate Cotugno

Book Review: Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn


Book Review: The Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland 


Book Review: Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin


Book Review: French Coast by Anita Hughes


Friday Giveaway: Challenger Deep, The Isle of the Lost, and Sorceress


Giveaway: Signed copies of Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters and Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin


Book Review: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord


Book Review and Giveaway: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 


Book Review: The Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer


Book Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan


Book Review: The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer S. Doktorski


Friday Five and a SIGNED Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen Giveaway 


Book Review: The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen

Book Review: The Lake Season by Heather McKinnon


Book Review: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler


Book Review: Whisper Beach by Shelley Noble 


Book Review: Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca 


Friday Five and TWO Giveaways! 


Book Review: Summer Secrets by Jane Green

Book Review: Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye

Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Book Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Friday Giveaway: Death Marked and The Death Code 

Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

My Favorite Bloggers Share What Is On Their Summer Reading Lists

My 2015 Picks for Best Beach Reads and My Summer Reading List



Posts From My Summer Kickoff Feature from 2014

Introduction to my "Summer Kickoff Feature"

Book Review: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

Book Review: A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke

Book Review: Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell


Book Review: One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern


Book Review: The Sound by Sarah Alderson


Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


Book Review: Undone by Cat Clarke


Book Review: Nantucket Red by Leila Howland


Book Review: The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan


Book Review: Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel


Book Review: Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn


Book Review: Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford


Movie Review: Vampire Academy


Book Review: What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick


Book Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord


Book Review: The Heiresses by Sara Shepard


Book Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes


Book Review: Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan


Book Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han


Book Review: Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson


2014 Picks for Best Beach Reads and My Summer Reading List


Posts From My Summer Kickoff Feature From 2013

Introduction to my "Summer Kickoff" Feature

Book Review: Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe

Book Review: Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

Book Review: As I Close My Eyes by Sarah DiCello

Book Review: As I Wake by Sarah DiCello


Book Review: The Island by Elin Hilderbrand


Book Review: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland


Book Review: On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves


Book Review: A Certain Summer by Patricia Beard


Book Review: Burning by Elana K. Arnold


Book Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby


Book Review: Gone South by Meg Moseley


Book Review: Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross


Book Review: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen


Book Review: A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams


Book Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter


Book Review: A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn


Book Review: The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig


Book Review: Dare You To by Katie McGarry


Book Review: All I Need by Susane Colasanti


Book Review: How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski


Book Review: All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue


Beach Reads: Oldies But Goodies (Beach Reads That I've Reviewed in the Past)


Book Review: Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Covers- Beach Edition


My 2013 Picks for Beach Reads and My Summer Reading List


Book Review: Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar



Posts From My Summer Kickoff Feature From 2012:

Introduction to my "Summer Kickoff" feature

Book Review: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

Book Review: Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire


Book Review: Until I Die by Amy Plum


Book Review: Summer in the South by Cathy Holton


Book Review: Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman


Book Review: Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame

Book Review: Lies Beneath by Anne G. Brown



Guest Post: Interview with Aimee Carter, author of Goddess Interrupted

Book Review: The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

Guest Post: Character Interview with Cade from The Summer My Life Began

Guest Post: Summer Straggling by Joanne DeMaio, author of Whole Latte Life 

Book Review: Dreamless by Josephine Angelini


Book Review: Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

Book Review: Gilt by Katherine Longshore

Book Review: The Star Shack by Lila Castle



Posts from My Summer Kickoff feature from 2011:
Introduction to my “Summer Kickoff” feature
Book Review: Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton
Book Review: The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy
Fabulous Beach Reads
Book Review: The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek
Top Ten Best Beaches I’ve Been To
Book Review: The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
Favorite Summertime Cocktails
Book Review: Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel
Book Review: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
Book Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Book Review: The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Guest Post: Tracy Deebs, author of Tempest Rising
Book Review: Sweet Life by Mia King
Book Review: The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan
Book Review: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Book Review: The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols
Book Review: Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Book Review: Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
Book Review: Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West
Book Review: The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch