Beach Reads 2012



Hi Friends,

I’m headed to the outer banks of North Carolina for my annual beach vaca (picture G & T’s, squished squash and cobalt blue hydrangeas) and have loaded up my Kindle with new beach books. I thought I might share what’s on my reading list and what I have recently enjoyed. Sarah and I love hear what you all are reading, book worms unite!


Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

On tap for this week… (a bit ambitious when you factor in G&T’s)
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson

Mission to Paris by Alan Furst

Persuasion by Jane Austen (I have a tradition of rereading one Austen book on my vacations)

Recent Favorites…

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Freedom by Johnathan Franzen

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Any book by Ken Follett (especially Pillars of the Earth)

Any Pat Conroy but Beach Music is my fav (when in Rome…)


What have you been reading this summer?




3 Comments on Beach Reads 2012

  1. Joanna
    August 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Lydia, I could not, for the life of me, get through “The Marriage Plot”. So glad to hear someone liked it, because it’s wasting away on my shelf.

    I’ll have to bookmark this post for next time I need some suggestions!

    I’m finishing up Caitlin Moran’s “How to Be a Woman” now, and I love it.

  2. Jane
    September 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm (11 years ago)

    The cover of the Beautiful Ruin is where we just came from.
    Cinque Terre on the Ligurian Sea -stunning
    How was the book?

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