Reading Seasons?

Does the end of summer mean the end of the “beach read” season? I wondered about that when my daughter recently left for a brief vacation and instead of taking along the meatier, more literary novel our book club was reading at the time, she chose two other books that offered lighter fare. “The book club selection isn’t a beach read,” was her explanation.

Perhaps seasonal reading habits are why I was so thrilled when I saw the cover on my latest book, Bees In The Butterfly Garden. It released earlier this summer and offered a definitely warm-weather look to it with the butterflies, summery gown and lightweight gloves the model wore. The look matched the season, and I was thrilled! I like reading books where the season in the story matches the season I’m in at the time.

Also along that line of seasonal reading, our book club has a history of choosing a mystery or suspense novel in October, to go along with the Halloween theme. And with my family, we usually take a few evenings to read choice sections out of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol some time during the holiday season.

Still, at least for me, if a beach read means a happier, escapist book that’s a quick-read, then I’m in for that kind of book any time of the year!

A few of my favorite beach reads:

What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty

Lilies in Moonlight, by Allison Pittman

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon

 

Happy Reading!

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About Maureen Lang

Author of a dozen novels, Maureen Lang has won the Selah Award, a Holt Medallion, FHL's Reader's Choice Award, and been a finalist in such contests as the Christy, the Rita, the Carol, Book Buyer's Best, and others. Before publication she was the recipient of a Golden Heart and a Genesis (then called the Noble Theme). She resides with her husband and kids in the Chicago area. Titles by Maureen Lang All In Good Time Bees In The Butterfly Garden Springtime Of The Spirit Whisper On The Wind Look To The East My Sister Dilly On Sparrow Hill The Oak Leaves Remember Me Pieces Of Silver
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