The last Friday of summer! Is it yours, too?
Where I live, school starts up Monday, which means today is an action-packed day. After we make our hundredth trip to Target for another round of bradded, pocketed folders, I get to go do my very favorite summer activity: watching the kids swim in the pool.
I love taking my kids to our neighborhood pool. They bump into friends they haven’t seen since school let out. They have fun. They get some exercise. (It drives me crazy to see kids lounging on the couch watching Spongebob.) And me? I get to read!! Summer is really the only time that I get to make a dent in my always-growing To Be Read Pile.
This summer I nudged aside all the literary tomes I’ve been meaning to tackle in favor of commercial fiction. I discovered some new authors that friends have been recommending for years (thanks Allison Brennan!). All summer long I enjoyed a steady diet of fun and entertaining mysteries, romances, and thrillers. Lots of escapist fiction, which I just adore.
A few of the titles I’d like to recommend to you are: The Watchman by Robert Crais, about a PI who gets called in to protect an obnoxious Los Angeles diva; Act of Treason by Vince Flynn, in which Flynn’s famous character Mitch Rapp helps unravel a presidential assasination plot; and Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter, a harrowing and emotionally charged novel in her Grant County series.
Read any good books by the pool or elsewhere this summer? Anything you’d like to recommend?
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