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.  May is the unofficial start of summer! My “Summer Kickoff” feature lasts throughout the summer and it is a lot of fun!  My hope is that you will find a good book to throw in your beach bag with you this summer. Below you will see highlights and "best of" posts from each year.  

 Summer Kickoff Feature From 2023:

Happy Place by Emily Henry
A Lakeside Reunion by C. Chilove 
Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune 
The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton 
All the Days of Summer by Nancy Thayer
The Audrey Hepburn Estate by Brenda Janowitz 

Spotlight on The Duchess Takes a Husband by Harper St. George

Summer Stage by Meg Mitchell Moore

The Darlings by Hannah McKinnon

My Summer Darlings by May Cobb

Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan

Spotlight on: Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand

Spotlight on: The Last Lifeboat by Hazel Gaynor
Spotlight on: A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins 

The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry

Spotlight on: The Little Italian Hotel by Phaedra Patrick
 Hotel Laguna by Nicola Harrison 

Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

The Firefly Summer by Morgan Matson
The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston

Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Starring Adele Astaire by Eliza Knight
The Beach at Summerly by Beatriz Williams 

Save What's Left by Elizabeth Castellano

The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey

She Started It by Sian Gilbert
The Spectacular by Fiona Davis
Spotlight on: The Princess by Wendy Holden 

Hula by Jasmin Iolani Hakes

The Summer of Second Chances by Miranda Liasson

Kismet by Becky Chalsen 

The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand 

Summer Reading by Jenn McKinlay

On Fire Island by Jane L. Rosen


Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
California Golden by Melanie Benjamin
Our Place on the Island by Erika Montgomery
Little Monsters by Adrienne Brodeur

 Summer Kickoff Feature From 2022:


Summer Kickoff Feature From 2020:


Best Beach Reads of Summer 2020

Summer Kickoff Feature From 2019:



Summer Kickoff Feature From 2018:


Summer Kickoff Feature From 2017:


Summer Kickoff Feature from 2016:


Summer Kickoff Feature From 2012:

Summer Kickoff feature from 2011:

Fabulous Beach Reads
Top Ten Best Beaches I’ve Been To
Favorite Summertime Cocktails