It’s officially summer and for many, that means breaking out their all-time favorite summer reads. In my opinion, summer reads are very multi-genre. The gold standard of “traditional” beach reads typically fall into the romance genre. I do like romance but I also don’t love it. That said, my personal favorites don’t necessarily need to take place at the beach or even have a romance but they do need to have some major summer vibes. Also, it doesn’t hurt if it has a beach, a seductive summer romance and, iced drinks.
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Last summer I recieved an email from Barnes and Noble letting me know the top beach reads of 2013 and little blurbs about each book they listed. Upon reading the blurb for On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves something (that disgusted me) stood out – the romantic relationship between a 30 year old and a 16 year old. I distinctly remember reading the blurb out loud to my Mom and saying uhhh gross. If anything the 14 year age gap interested me enough to read the reviews, I needed to see how Graves planned to write this without sickening the world to death. Had it not been for the outstanding reviews I would have been too repelled to read it. Continue reading “On the Island”