Bubby: We’ve had quite a few recommendation requests lately. “I need something to read on my long plane/car/train journey.” “What should I read at the beach?” “Any ideas for a book to take on vacation?” The answer to all of these questions is here. We give you: 10 Fluffy and Happy Summer Reads, great for travel or just relaxing at home.
Sissy: The caveat here is that we were specifically asked for light-hearted, happy-go-lucky sorts of books. One cannot be dreaming of intense things whilst one should be lulled by the sound of gentle waves kissing sand.
Bubby: Let’s face it: No one wants to read “War and Peace” while being sandwiched between two fat, sweaty men on an airplane. “The Agony and the Ecstasy” doesn’t really fit with one’s toes in the sand and a margarita (make mine virgin with extra salt!) in the non-book hand.
Sissy: The aforementioned sandwiching between corpulent sweatiness just happened to me last week. I was glad for my ninja “making myself as small as possible” skills and my distractingly happy Kindle read. So we’re not even going to approach literary works here that require intense brain power. We’ve scoured the archives to find our favorite light (still well-written, of course!) warm weather fare. Here you go!
A French Pirouette by Jennifer Bohnet
All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant
Always Will by Melanie Jacobson**
A Stolen Kiss by Kelsey Keating
Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber
In Between ( all four “A Katie Parker Production” novels, actually) by Jenny B. Jones**
Count Down to Love by Julie N. Ford
Creature Comforts by Trisha Ashley
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson**
Everything but a Groom by Holly Jacobs
From the Start by Melissa Tagg
My Heart Stood Still by Lynn Kurland**
Pride and Precipitation by Heather Horrocks**
Someone Else’s Fairytale by E.M. Tippetts
The Ladies’ Room by Carolyn Brown
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
If you see an asterisk ** by an author’s name, that means we’ve read more by that same author and know that any of their books will probably fit the summer reading bill perfectly. For your shopping convenience, we’ve linked each book title to Amazon. Happy summer reading!