We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite summertime book that’s perfect for the beach?
“Washed Up: The Curious Journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam” by Skye Moody.
– Katherine Pollock
“The Paris Wife.”
– Ginny McDonald
“Gift from the Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
– Kathleen M. Tiernan
A bit dark, but “Beach Music” by Pat Conroy. Or, for lighter fare, “My Losing Season” by Conroy.
– Ralph Bivins
“Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty.
– Linn Fallon
“What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty. I read it in one day on the beach!
– Sara Yonker
For total fun, “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan — he went to Clear Lake High School. (The movie will start shooting soon.)
– Robin Mina
“On the Beach” by Nevil Shute.
– Paul Ray Heinrich
For a great historical fiction based in Galveston: “The Promise” by Ann Weisgarber.
– A.J. Culembourg
“The Door Into Summer” by Robert A. Heinlein.
– Tally Calvert
“Jaws” (by Peter Benchley).
– Susana Finkel
“The Terror of the Gulf,” the first book I ever read about Jean Lafitte.
– Jim Nonus
“From Matriarch to Mayor: Four Generations of Galveston’s Kempner Women Make Their Mark” by Elise Hopkins Stephens about Lyda Ann Thomas. Wonderful read and very historical about Galveston and founding families as well.
– Jan Inlow-Collier
“The Wind Through the Keyhole” by Stephen King.
– Jim Guidry
“Frenchman’s Creek” by Daphne du Maurier.
– Wanda McWhorter Huddleston