For as long as I can remember, my family has taken a summer vacation to the beach. My favorite thing about that vacation was that my dad and I would load up bags of books for a weeklong read-fest. It was pure joy to have nothing to do but lie on the beach and read.
These days I live at the beach, and while I'd like to say that life is one big reading vacation, unfortunately that's not the case. But these long summer days bring back the memories of my days in the sand with a sack of books beside me and nothing to do but immerse myself in the lives of the characters and their adventures.
My thirteen year old daughter wants to go to Europe. I might just have to find a way for her to visit between the pages of a book. What about you? What are you reading this summer? Do you have any great beach reads on your list?