Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Best Beach Bag Books

If I look very, very hard to the south this morning, I think I can see a little shimmer of beach. Six more days of school and then a whole summer to breathe and try to regain my Happiness Mojo.

If you are even half as exhausted as I feel today, then this is the list for you: Best Beach Bag Books.  No Things-They-Carried or (heaven help us!) War-and-Peace titles on this list. Delicious. Refreshing. Soothing.

If you are like me, you know about Fannie Flagg and Alexander McCall Smith and Janet Evanovich and the Mitford books of Jan Karon. Here are some that are equally gentle. You won't find these on the front shelves of B&N, but they all have the lulling scent of summer.

See what you think.

Elsewhere in the Land of Parrots
Bet Your Bottom Dollar

The Egg and I

Stillmeadow Sampler

Birdbaths and Paper Cranes
She Taught Me to Eat Artichokes

Cynthia Rylant's Van Gogh Café

Blue Jelly: Love Lost & the Lessons of Canning
Blue Jelly: Love Lost and the Lessons of Canning

The Enchanted April

World of Pies

I bet you have some wonderful gentle beach bag book recommendations for me. I hope you will share them.

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  1. Nice picks, all of these look a little different and intriguing!

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    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  2. I don't think i've read any of these books but i'm definitely going to check them out!

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  3. You make the best lists! Week after week! Enjoy your break.

  4. Birdbaths And Paper Cranes is one of my favorite books. I've read it at least three times - maybe more....

    Linda in VA

  5. ALL of these look fantastic...you've added to my TBR list by 9. I've read World of Pies, and I did thoroughly enjoy it. Plus, there are recipes...pie recipes, if I remember correctly. What's not to love?

  6. Great picks! I've never heard of most of these books, though I love the cover of The Enchanted April.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. Making lists each Tuesday is one of my favorite things.

  8. I'm pretty sure it was you, Linda, who recommended it to me.

  9. I haven't heard of any of the books on your list before now, but World of Pies sounds like a great read! I love historical fiction, although I don't feel like I read enough of it. That one looks really cool, though :) I'll be keeping an eye out for it.


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