Can you believe it, dear readers? It’s that time of year again. For many of us here in the US, the Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and that means the start of summer reading. Where’s a reader to begin? With the TBR, of course. Let’s take a look.
While Memorial Day does often kick off the summer season, it’s first and foremost a day to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Romances that feature military heroes or heroines are very appropriate, whether the setting is past, present, or future. For a look at America’s past, how about An Extraordinary Union, by Alyssa Cole? When the War Between the States rages, smart, brave Elle risks her life and her freedom, to fight for what’s right, with the help and complication of Pinkerton agent, Malcolm. Can they turn the tides of war and find true love?
With family, friends, and full schedules, many of us don’t have a lot of reading time on summer weekends, and that’s where novellas come into play.. Slip into your favorite reading app on a mobile device, and a romance break can be yours anytime, anywhere. Right now, I’m reading Eadan’s Vow: A Scottish Time Travel Romance, by Stella Knight. Is it just me, or are time travels flat out more fun in summer? When the very modern Fiona finds herself thrown back to fourteenth century Scotland, is a pretend marriage to a hunky Highlander her only way home, or will getting to know Eadan convince her she’s already there?
For many of us, summer means the kids are all ri9ght…here, right beside us, at home. Yep, school’s out, or soon will be, so how about a romantic read that is both appropriate for all ages, and has twelve bite-size stories to be read as one pleases? Try Summer Days and Summer Nights, by twelve, count them, twelve, of the YA romance fiction elite. stephanie Perkins brings eleven of her friends for a summer of love (stories) perfect for an afternoon’s indulgence, or small bites on the go.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking. Anna, you may be saying, that is not a comprehensive list. Where are the paranormals? The inspirationals? The adult contemporaries? Not even one lone category romance. What are you thinking? There is not a single erotic romance on that list, no tropical settings, no…fill in your favorite summer read here. One of the best parts of summer reading is trading books, and trading recommendations for books, so I think you know the next float in this parade.
So, dear readers, I turn it now over to you. What books are on your Memorial Day Weekend reading list? Any big reading plans for the summer? Which of the above selections would you most like to take on a long weekend’s retreat? Pull up a chair in the comment section and tell us all about it. There’s room for everybody at this table.