Favorite Book to Read on the Beach

by Alli

This post, Favorite Book to Read on the Beach, is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martin’s Press. All opinions are my own. 

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love to read.

When I was in first grade, I couldn’t just read a few pages a night in my Alice, Jerry, and Jip reading book for homework. I’d read the entire book and then have to wait for the class to catch up. Yawn!

My mom was the first person who instilled her love for reading into me. It didn’t hurt that her good friend was the local librarian.

She would drive the bookmobile to our house, have lunch with mom and let my sister and me run wild in that mobile library. If I close my eyes real tight, I can almost smell my favorite aroma – new books – to check out and explore.

My Favorite Book and My Favorite Place to Read

These days, I read every chance I get, but my favorite place to read is at the beach. For me, there’s no other place that can compete with a warm breeze, the sound of waves, and miles of beautiful, white sand.

Favorite Book Beach Read

Whenever I’m heading to the beach, I take a variety of books including easy-reading love stories and a few thrillers. Today I’m sharing my favorite book of the summer.

My Favorite Book to Read This Summer

When I received an advanced copy of The Breakdown by B. A. Paris, I could tell by the cover that it was going to be a psychological thriller I wouldn’t be able to put down and I was right.

Favorite Book Review

I’m a little embarrassed to say that I read the entire book in one setting.

Once I read the first chapter, I cleared my calendar for the rest of the day and settled in on the sofa with a cold drink, a snack, and my new book.

Warning: If you’re headed to the beach, don’t open this book before you get there. The Breakdown will be read before you make it to the sandy shore.

What’s The Breakdown all about?

I’m not going to spoil it for you, but here is a brief summary of The Breakdown:

“If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods. It was on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, and a woman was sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? 
Since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing. Where she left the car; if she took her pills; even the alarm code. The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.”

As I read the book, I thought I had the ending all figured out. Man, was I wrong!

This one is a must-read whether you’re heading to the beach or just looking for a hair-raising book to read this summer. Trust me on this one, it’s a winner!

The Breakdown is available for pre-order wherever books are sold.

The Break Down - Favorite Book Beach Read

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Angelic Sinova July 5, 2017 - 6:43 am

The Breakdown sounds very inserting. I’m an avid reader too and nothing makes be happier then cozying up with a new book while I’m lounging at the beach! Along with the beach, I love reading while I’m at the airport (since I’m there so often!).

robin rue July 5, 2017 - 7:42 am

I am always looking for new books to read at the beach. I am going to add some of these to my list for sure 🙂

Christy Maurer July 5, 2017 - 8:22 am

I read that one from NetGalley! It is SO good! I just finished a cute heartwarming book last night called The Charm Offensive. For summer reading I love Elin Hilderbrand. I won her new book, so as soon as I catch up on my other books, I’ll be reading The Identicals.

Jeanette July 5, 2017 - 9:00 am

I wish I saw the spoke a couple weeks ago. I just got back from the beach vacation and I would have loved to read a book like this. I am always looking for new books to read from new authors. I will keep this one in mind for my next beach vacation.

Doria July 5, 2017 - 9:55 am

I love psychological thrillers! I’d say my favorite place to read is at home when it’s cold outside and it’s cozy inside.

Katie Kinsley July 5, 2017 - 10:11 am

I do read on the beach when I have time, but I always find that the sun is too bright for me to keep my eyes open. Then I get tired and take a nap instead, lol.

Pam Wattenbarger July 5, 2017 - 3:03 pm

I love reading on the beach when I am on vacation. This sounds like a great book and really action packed too!

Amber Myers July 5, 2017 - 3:43 pm

I need to pick up this book! It sounds like one I’d like. I also love to read on the beach! I also read by the pool. Anywhere, really. I love to read!

My Teen Guide July 5, 2017 - 6:28 pm

This looks like a really nice read! I was drawn by the snippet your provided in this post. I can’t wait for the 18th to grab a copy. Adding this to my book list for July! Yes!

Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy July 5, 2017 - 11:45 pm

Oh my gosh! I just finished this book a few days ago. I, too, could not put it down! So much better than her last one. I loved it!

Eileen | yesmissy.com July 6, 2017 - 8:31 am

Sounds like a great book to read while relaxing on a beach. I need to start reading more too.

Mimi Green July 6, 2017 - 9:42 am

The Breakdown sounds like a page turner. I don’t have a lot of time to sit a read. Vacation is a good time to get caught up on a good story.

Betty Boiron July 6, 2017 - 9:50 am

I love reading and just from what you said, I’m sure I’ll love it. I will be sure to pick it up! I love reading everywhere, but especially at night in bed.

Chubskulit Rose July 6, 2017 - 12:15 pm

I wish I live near by the beach, I would probably go on a walk there everyday. I have so many books I haven’t read yet and I’d like to be able to go back to that.

Kita Bryant July 6, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Reading on the beach is one of the best feelings a human can experience. Peace and serenity really help you to get into the book.

Tatanish Worthey July 6, 2017 - 2:23 pm

The Break Down looks like a great book. Reading it on the beach is such a great perk!

NYC Single Mom July 6, 2017 - 7:29 pm

Nothing is better than a good beach read. And I love thrillers so this sounds a like winner for me this summer!

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[…] So, what have you been up to this week? I reviewed two books – both thrillers – that haven’t been released for purchase yet and they were both good reads. One review was published on Wednesday. Check out my review of The Breakdown. […]

Rebecca Swenor July 7, 2017 - 9:36 am

The Break Down sounds like a great psychological thriller and something I would love to read. I love sitting outside in the sun reading. It is something I have not done in such a long time. Thanks for sharing a great review and the twitter party.

Jaime July 20, 2017 - 9:50 pm

I loved this book. I thought I knew who did it soon in it but I was WAY wrong but holy heck! The truth had my jaw dropping!


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