Happy August! Six weeks of summer down, six weeks to go (unless, of course, summer temperatures last into November as they’ve seemed inclined to do in recent years).
I hope everyone has been enjoying the warm weather as safely as possible, and that you’re all healthy and hanging in there. Outside of socially-distant trips to the pool and the occasional quick trip east to the Jersey shore or west to Lancaster County, we’ve continued to play it pretty safe. And I could not have picked a better year to start this challenge, because reading has definitely helped me pass the time – especially stories set in summer, where I can forget about how it feels to wear a mask in 95-degree heat.
I blew through last month’s list, and recapped my thoughts on each title in my newsletter, which went out on August 2. Didn’t get it? Why don’t you sign up here? In addition to mini-reviews, you’ll also get exclusive content like previews of works in progress, access to ARCs, and of course, cat photos. I do have the most photogenic cat in the world, even if he’s wised up to what I’m doing when I point the phone at him.
In this last official month of summer, I’ve got a few more beach reads lined up. Looking to add to your own pile? Read on!
Week 1: Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger
Week 2: One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan
Week 3: The Last Bathing Beauty by Amy Sue Nathan
Week 4: Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
To hear my impressions of these books, and to get a free Silver Bells short story, be sure to sign up for my newsletter, which goes out at the end of each month!