I’m getting ready to go to the Romance Writers of America conference next weekend (will I see you there?), which means a number of hours prime for reading time. This year, my husband is coming with me, we’re spending the full week in Hotlanta and making a vacation of it. I know the idea of “summer reading” is light, easy and carefree… for me, a summer read is about digging into books that I’ve wanted to read for a long time and haven’t had time to read. It’s about immersing myself into a another world, even if that world keeps me on the edge of my (airplane) seat.
So given the hours ahead, these are the books that top my list to read with whatever time I find to read them:
This book is a recommendation from my husband, who has read every Steve Berry book featuring the apparently amazing character Cotton Malone. I haven’t read the series yet, but hubby told me this one I have to read. It’s a modern day thriller that is chock full of Tudor history — how can I resist?
And with that book comes the novella, The Tudor Plot. They are both holding court on my kindle and waiting for the plane to take off.
Brenda Novak’s When Lightning Strikes | Whiskey Creek series
On the lighter, more romantic side, the series I can’t wait to dig into is Brenda Novak’s Whiskey Creek series. This series hits the “relaxing read” for me because it’s romantic, about families and love. And, since this series is already a few books in, as soon as I jump in, I know I’ll have a number of books to dive into. The first book is When Lightning Strikes, which happens to be on sale at the time I write this for $1.99. Fortuitous!
What about you? What are the qualities you look for in a relaxing read?