Kristen Gibson



It’s a great time to get out and enjoy fresh air and activity, but it’s also a perfect time for some guilt-free reading. You can read something romantic, a collection of short stories, or something life changing, read whatever you like. I feel this way most of the year, but when there is a season dedicated to travel and beach reading, it’s even better.

Here are some books I’m adding to my list. Perhaps, you might find something to try this summer.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I was interested in this story before the acclaim and before Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington were tapped to star in a limited TV series based on it.  In this Barnes & Noble Editorial Review, you get a glimpse of all that the author tackles in this bestseller.
“The magic and master of fiction lies in its ability to extract the truths that are otherwise lost in the chaos of life, the details and rationalizations that cover them up, subtracting their sting. Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere does just that, isolating and teasing out the threads of class conformity, racist fear, and the hierarchies and codes that partake subtly of both.” (Rafia Zakaria for Barnes & Noble)

Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe

Here’s an excerpt from the Goodreads: “Whisking you back to the shores of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love.”

I haven’t read the Beach House series, but this Beach House Reunion description makes me want to start. 

The Disappeared by C.J. Box

Ever since I picked up my first C.J. Box novel a few years ago, I have been a fan. His stories are vivid and thought provoking. Box describes the setting so it feels like you’re riding shotgun in Joe’s truck watching mist rise off the mountains.  This book is the latest in his Joe Pickett series and is sure to take readers on a thrilling adventure.

Enjoy your adventures, wherever they take you!

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