Tuesday, June 11, 2013


brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

Jeni's Picks:
1. Loves Music, Love to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark: I definitely need a good mystery when  I go to the beach and I love Mary Higgins Clark books. This one and All Around Town are my favorites. 
2. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman: I just read this book and it was so good. I could picture myself  reading this while lying by the ocean. The ending isn't super happy but it was an excellent read.
3. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta: I love a book that makes me laugh and this book did just that. I read this while on vacation in Lake Havasu last year and it was a perfect beach read.
4. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks: Mermaid books work great for beach reads.  Another great mermaid book is The Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson, which has a little mystery mixed in too. 
5. Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher: You have to have a romance beach read too. I love Rosamunde Pilcher. I reread her books every summer.  This one is my favorite but Shell Seekers and September are close behind. 

Emily's Picks

6. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson. This was a quick read, which is what I think of as a beach read. This book was a cute romance novel, with a good love story.  It's perfect summer read.

7.  The Pelican Brief by John Grisham. I like reading action adventure mystery books.  This book I dig out every summer, this is one of them.  I like Darcy's character and how smart she is. Plus she is being chased, who doesn't like a girl being chased? 

8. Loose Ends (Mary O'Reilly #1) by Terri Reid these books are offered on kindle. I found Loose Ends as a kindle deal and thought i would give it a try and pleasantly surprised.  Mary O'Reilly died and came back with the ability to see ghosts.  She is also a private investigator.There are eight books in this series.

9. Weather Too Young by Marcia Lynn McClure. Lark Lawrence is in need of some help and asks to be hired by the Evan brothers to be house keeper and cook on their ranch. She keeps a secret from the brothers, and gives her heart away to one.

10. Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega) by Patricia Briggs. if you like Mercy Thompson, you'll like this series. This has more romance, but is still action packed. I liked this book and the characters


  1. I'm reading The Light Between Oceans soon! Glad to hear it's good. Great list.

  2. Of Poseidon is the only one I'm familiar with from your lists.