In just a few minutes, my sister-in-law and I are heading south, and we’re not stopping til we hit the aqua blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a quick trip -- just overnight for my niece’s bachelorette party--but I’m excited. It’s been a long time since I slathered on the sunscreen and hauled a beach chair to surf’s edge.
Years ago, my extended family rented a beach house for a week every summer. It was a trip we all loved, especially after we figured out how not to get on each other’s nerves. My sister-in-law and I would show up with tote bags full of books--hers were mostly mysteries; mine, romance (of course!)--and bury our noses between the pages while we buried our feet in the sand.
I’m not pretending I can get through a tote-bag full of fun reads this weekend--but I am taking one book. It’s one I’ve been salivating over and saving for treat: Kelley St. John’s To Catch a Cheat.
So if you need me, send me a message by carrier seagull. I won’t be answering my cell phone because I’ll be baking on the snow-white Gulf beaches with my sun-burnt nose in a great book. I can’t wait!
What books do you have on your “Beach Read” list?