It’s summer and you’re at the beach. Why read something heavy and thought provoking (translation: homework) when what you really want to do dive into drink a fruity tropical drink with a little umbrella (love those things) and read a completely light and breezy book.
I’m a big believer in beach reads. While I can’t subsist on them all year, just like I can’t dine on donuts all year; but there is definitely a time and place for beach reads. I’m heading to the subtropics myself soon and always pack at least ONE beach read. Here are four titles for the beach babe (at least for the moment) in you.
1. All Fall Down By Jennifer Weiner
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I love all things Jennifer Weiner. Jen is a local girl (Philly in the house!) who has a brain and knows how to use it. What I love about her books is that they're smart and funny and endearing. Just like Jen. She's your girlfriend next door. And her characters are just as relatable as she is. All Fall Down is a bout a working mother who discovers that she's got an to pain pills addiction. Sound like anyone you know? Of course! It could be you or your neighbor. That's what makes these titles so great. So while this book isn't about people at the beach, no one does redemption and empowerment better than Jen. That's why she's my Homegirl. And she's awesome on Twitter. Check her out.
As an award winning blogger Pam is an expert in the field of children’s literature, teaching, blogging, consulting, writing book reviews, and public speaking. She's active in Shot@Life (a global vaccination program) and We Need Diverse Books. She's the creator of Unconventional Librarian Blog and the 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge Pam is a 2014 & 2015 Cybils Judge, a Blogging from A to Z Challenge Co Host, as well as a Good Enough Mother columnist. Pam is passionate about bringing awareness and sensitivity to LGBTQ young adults in literature. She holds a BS in English Writing, a post baccalaureate certificate in Elementary Education, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. She is also a certified elementary teacher and a library media specialist.