Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday Fives - Five Books on My TBR That Take Place at the Beach

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  Michelle over at Because Reading is Better Than Real Life   used to do a Five on Fridays that I always enjoyed and I've seen a few other variations on the theme.  As well I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd give start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.  This week I'm traveling to the beach through books on my TBR that I'm dying to read.

1.  Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews - I've had a physical copy on my shelf for years and this is an author I've been wanting to read for even longer.  Plus, this one just sounds pretty fun.

2.  Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax - This is a series I've been wanting to read almost as long as the book above and I've been told it's one that must be read in order.  Luckily this one sounds fantastic and I'm hoping to read it soon. 

3.  Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs - I love Susan Wiggs' contemporary books and this one happens to have a crumbling house and someone who is giving up their busy city life to do some soul searching.  All it's missing is brown paper packages tied up with string to be all of my favorite things.

4.  An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude by Ann Vanderhoof - I do love a travel memoir and this one sounds pretty fun though I know just about nothing about it.

5.  Adrift on St. John by Rebecca M. Hale - I've read books in another series by Hale that were a bit odd but interesting so I'm curious about this one which seems to be more of a straight forward mystery.


  1. I think all the books I have that feature beaches also have killer sharks! I hope you enjoy these safer beaches!

  2. I love that cover of Beach Town. And An Embarassment of Mangoes too, actually.

  3. I've always been a fan of Susan Wiggs, and have several of her books on the shelves. Happy Friday! RO

  4. I love all these covers. Very summery! I usually prefer moody, broody beach settings over bright, sunny ones, but still ... gotta love a beach setting!

  5. I'm with Chuckles! LOL All of mine have killer sea monsters.

  6. I really endorse the first three which I enjoyed, the last new are new to me. The Ten Beach road series was so enjoyable, loved those women.