CBR14Bingo: Scandal My second Mary Kay Andrews book and another satisfying summer read. Andrews writes a fun mix of romance, family drama, and mystery, all of which combine to keep the plot moving at a fast pace. I noticed that a lot of the chapters were three pages long, which also added to the zippy feel of the book. This was an ideal book to consume during a historic heatwave, as I kept telling myself that at least I wasn’t as hot as the main […]
I am someone who is very sensitive to the formatting and trim size of a novel, so I think a lot of my enjoyment in this novel was partially related to how much I liked the mass market formatting they used. A couple of years ago a lot of publishing companies switched to this taller, skinnier format that doesn’t work well with my hands, but the edition I got at the airport of this book was a more squat square format that was perfect. And […]
I like Elin Hildebrand because she writes stories set on Nantucket, and it makes me feel like I can hear the ocean and smell the salt and the flowers and feel the sand between my toes. I live in on the west coast of Florida, where the beach is 9,327 degrees and the sand gives you second degree burns on the bottom of your feet and it sometimes smells like red tide. Don’t get me wrong; I like the beach, but the Nantucket beach feels […]
GoAllieGo is inspiring me…to GO ON VACATION! I am running to my nearest beach, jargarita in hand (a margarita mixed in the BIGGEST mason jar), and cracking into Beach Read as soon as I am able! Thanks again, GoAllieGo! Thanks as well to the lovely faintingviolet for making this whole Book Exchange happen!
The wildest thing about this John Grisham book is that it’s not about lawyers. Our man John instead focuses on writers, books, heists, and French furntiure. It’s a welcome and pleasant departure for the reader as much as I’m sure it is for Grisham. It’s a fun little novel that would probably make a nice little Netflix limited run series. Or Paramount+, mayhaps. If you like fun but relaxing beach reads with a little bit of danger and sexiness – here you go. Mercer […]
Beach Read is an odd example of a charming romance that I liked a lot, even though I found that I didn’t much like the two main characters. Romance novelist January is reeling — her father died, her boyfriend broke up with her, and she found out (AT HER FATHER’S FUNERAL) that her parents’ marriage wasn’t the perfect love story that she always imagined. She has a book deadline coming up, but she has no ideas and nowhere to live, so she moves into her […]