We asked on Facebook: What’s on the top of your summer reading list? And what do you consider the best beach read?
“Big Summer” by Jennifer Weiner. She said she wrote it as a fun summer read and then decided to release it a month early to help her readers have a fun read during quarantine!
Jennefer Drake Bell
I consider the gauges on my boat and my sandbar playlist must reads for the summer!
I have so many favorites but there are three that I, still to this day, wish they didn’t end and therefore always recommend: “Lilac Girls,” “Where the Crawdads Sing” and “Cane River.” All great reads!
“Where the Crawdads Sing.”
Denise Sowell Shead
“Galveston: A City on Stilts.” How I love Galveston more each day.
Re-reading “Roadside History of Texas“ by Leon C. Metz. Let’s my mind wander to some past fabulous in-state vacations and more to come this year. I hope!
While “physical distancing,” I have been reading and re-reading what is here. Next is “Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee.” The beach is one place I don’t read.
I just read, “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee” by Casey Cep. Excellent read.
Mandy McGuire Rider
Coast Monthly, hands down.
“Stillness is the Key” and “The Devil in the White City.”
“The Grammarians” by Cathleen Schine.
“Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage” by Dan Crenshaw.
“Pelosi” by Molly Ball.
I just started “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. Just finished “Sphere.” Next is “Micro” by Michael Crichton.
Debby Sodd Brady
“Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez.
Susan Wilson Walker Benson
I am presently reading “Camino Winds” by John Grisham. The story takes place on an island in Georgia that is very similar to Galveston Island.
Paul Ray Heinrich
“Breakfast of Champions” by Kurt Vonnegut — space travel and humor help me get through the day.
I am currently reading Fire & Blood, prequel to the “Game of Thrones” set. Brings me to another world for a while and gets me away from real life.
I’m actually reading a book by Matthew Dowd. It’s called “A New Way.” It’s not political per se. It’s a pretty good read.
Rereading W. Somerset Maugham this summer.
Reading “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng now. Great novel!