Summer is for Reading!
First of all, Elaine, et al., thanks for inviting me to contribute to the Knight Agency Blog. Makes me feel all proud and giddy - like a kid who gets to sit at the grownup's table.
So here we go. The topic I was given was 'Summer Reading for the Young at Heart', which makes me smile because its like it was hand-selected for me. I'm a total book junkie and this time of year I revert back to being a teenager all over again - long days lounging with a book by the pool, even longer nights under the summer stars. Seriously. Slip on a pair of way-cool sunglasses and some flip-flops and summer takes me right back. Of course, there's the whole thing about how I never really grew up in the first place, but that's another post.
For me, a great summer read will let me roll with the young-at-heart vibe. That's why I love YA. Admittedly, I devour YA any time of year, but in the summer particularly, certain books call to me. Give me a little Scott Westerfield, Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, or Sarah Dessen and I'm happy.
This year is an extra kick because my own baby gets to be one of those fun summer reads. Earlier this month, my book DEATH BY BIKINI was released and is making the rounds on summer reading lists as a great YA mystery with a beach setting and a splash of romance. I couldn't have planned it better if I had tried. Which I didn't. Plan for it to be a summer read, I mean. It just kind of worked out that way. Summer-ish title, killer cover design. I'm telling you, it's the magic of summer!
So, what books are on your summer TBR list? Bonus points if it includes some great YA!