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What's in Your Beach Bag II

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Memorial Day Weekend.  The official un-official start of Summer.  This is my 2nd annual Summer Book List recommendations. So, while you’re lounging around – whether it be poolside or at the beach – or maybe you’re on a cruise ship somewhere in the Atlantic, or on an 8 hour flight to some wild European adventure, you’re going to have to ask yourself at some point, “WHAT’S IN MY BEACH BAG?”

In honor of summer’s start, I’ve compiled my annual list of my summer reading recommendations.  Click the link of each book to take you a description and spot where you can purchase.  There’s a little bit of something here for everyone, so dive into what you love, OR be adventurous and step outside of your usual “reading comfort zone.”  I promise you won’t be disappointed!




**And, as always, anyone leaving an AMAZON review will get extra credit!**


Now, of course I'm going to recommend my own book, The Coal Elf, only because the sequel, The Rise of Sturd, is due out early next year, so now's your chance to get familiar with the dark side of the North Pole!  


YA Dark Fantasy

The Coal ElfMaria DeVivo



Middle Grade

Blackbird Fly, Erin Entrada Kelly

~the long awaited debut from Kelly is finally here. Check out the tale of Apple Yenko in this coming of age story about culture, finding yourself, and being YOU!





 Destiny Revealed, Cris Pasqueralle

~coming of age fantasy



A Ranger’s Tale: Tallenmere, Book 1, Mysti Parker

~fantasy romance. With elves. I have a soft spot for elves. ;)  First in a series.



The Wilco Project, Daniel Springer

~techno murder mystery!



Murder Caribbean-Style, Diane Rapp

~a murder mystery and a cruise!



Young Adult

Finding My Escape, Fran Veal

~romance, suspense, and a touch of the paranormal in this first book in a series.


Dr. Rayther’s Game, John Thayer

~16 years old and on a mission to save the world!




The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief, Charles Day

~enter Day’s world of Halloween screams! A great suspense story to get you in the Halloween-y mood, or just give a good scare!




The Hellbound Heart, Clive Barker

~an oldie, but a goody




The Tilian Virus, Tom Calen

~a fun, horrifying zombie story. 1st in a series.



True Crime

Fatal Vision, Joe McGinnis

~the account of Jeffery MacDonald and the murder of his family



New Adult

Dream Student, J.J. DiBenedetto

~paranormal, mystery, suspense, romance. This one is free on Kindle, and if you like it, there are many more in the series!




Jessica’s Obsession, Taabia Dupree

~Amazon bestselling NA book




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