It’s that time of year again when every magazine, newspaper and newsletter offers suggestions on summer reading. So why should this blog be any different?
Summer is the perfect time to spend some time vacationing or just relaxing. Sit in the sun, lie on a chaise poolside, rest by the ocean or a lake, or under the shade of a tree, sip a cool drink, and read a book—hard cover, soft cover or digital.
Mysteries remain one of the most popular genres for summer reading. Why? Because they entertain us. They also engage our intellect in a satisfying manner. Romances provide us with a happy ever after ending. If you like reading for enjoyment, it’s the way to go.
Lots of good summer reading on the bestseller list.
But what about some of the excellent authors who write for small independent presses and provide us with quality fiction but don’t get as much publicity because they are not with the big publishers?
I recommend Patricia Gligor’s latest novel Secrets in Storyville which I recently reviewed on Goodreads. It’s an absorbing mystery that’s quite original. Another fine mystery is A Murder of Principle by Susan Coryell, a perfect summer read for those who enjoy mystery thrillers, ditto the extremely well-reviewed mystery Murder in the One Per Cent by Saralyn Richard. You can check these out on Amazon.
I also modestly recommend my latest mystery novel
Death Promise, a romantic mystery thriller.
For romance lovers, check out Daisy Dukes ‘Cowboy Boots by the writing team known as Zari Reede. I enjoyed reading this novel as well.
There are many other fine writers who can be added to this list. As a reader and/or writer are there any authors and/or books you would like to recommend for summer reading? You are most welcome to mention your own books.