Sunday, March 02, 2008

Book Picks to Read in Fire and Ice

Ten Books to Read in Fire

Looking for the perfect beach read? Dreaming ahead to a summer filled with sun, sand, surf, and pages? Well, here are some beach-worthy books to toss in your tote, sunscreen not included.
  1. Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott
  2. Cruel Summer by Kylie Adams
  3. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
  4. The Au Pairs by Melissa de la Cruz
  5. A-List by Zoey Dean
  6. South Beach by Aimee Friedman
  7. Pool Boys by Erin Haft
  8. Secrets of a South Beach Princess by Mary Kennedy
  9. Laguna Cove by Alyson Noel
  10. Chicks Ahoy by Lynda Sandoval

Ten Books to Read in Ice

Glad that winter is still hanging on? Want to hang onto it a little longer? Pick up these cool-weather books, fix yourself a cup of hot cocoa, and prepare to keep the chill alive even while the world outside begins to thaw.
  1. Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark
  2. My Life as a Snow Bunny by Kaz Delaney
  3. Chalet Girls series by Emily Franklin
  4. The Finnish Line by Linda Gerber
  5. Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne
  6. Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne
  7. Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley
  8. Secret Santa by Sabrina James
  9. Oblivion Road by Alex McAuley
  10. Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher

So there you go, a broad selection of books--in no particular order--to suit every season. What books would you pack for the shore and the slopes?

OH. MY. GODS. -- Dutton, May 2008


TinaFerraro said...

What a wonderful list for the shore and the slopes! I've only read one from each list, so it looks like I have my work cut out for me!

Thanks, TLC!

WannabeWriter said...

Thanks for these suggestions. :]

I would read This Lullaby and The Truth About Forever (both by Sarah Dessen) in the summer. They're not beach-reads, but they're set in the summertime and I love them.

For the winter, I have no clue.

<3 Paige

stephhale said...

I have Kissing Snowflakes in my TBR pile, if only I could finish my last RITA book! :) Great post!
And I love the title, Icing on the Lake! I'll have to pick that one up.

Me said...

T -- Some are still on my TBR pile, too. Which ones have you read?

Paige -- Ooh, Sarah Dessen is a great summer pick.

Steph -- Yeah, I still have to finish RITA, too.

TinaFerraro said...

I've read the Traveling Pants series & Snow Bunny!

Debbie Reed Fischer said...

Great list! I'm copying it and stocking up for summer. I loved Aimee Friedman's South Beach, the Traveling Pants books, and of course, anything by Sarah Dessen is golden. I can't wait to read her latest release. I hope you all enjoy my beach read, BRALESS IN WONDERLAND.

:) debbie

Me said...

T -- Thanks for the follow-up.

Debbie -- So glad you stopped by, Dutton sister. Can't wait for your book, it sounds delish!!!

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

Very happy that my book SECRETS OF A SOUTH BEACH PRINCESS was listed as a great beach read. I just spent two weeks in South Beach and am trying to adjust to the rainy/cold northeast. Happy reading, everyone, mary kennedy

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for including Chicks Ahoy on your list. :-) I really appreciate the shout out.