Blue Moon Authors Reveal Their Favourite Summer Novels

Now that the weather is warming up nicely, it is time to prepare your summer reading list! There are no criteria for a favourite warm-weather book; it can be set somewhere tropical, feature “steamy” romance, or simply be something you enjoy reading at the beach. Two Blue Moon Publishers authors reveal their favourite summertime reads.

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Amanda S. Jones Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories

If I’m somewhere warm or on holidays, I take in the scenery around me and live in that moment rather than a book! For that reason, I prefer short story collections as I can read them in one sitting, while in an airport waiting for my flight, or between dips in the water. Last summer, I read Alice Munro’s Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories and loved the diversity of characters, especially  in “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” which was adapted for the film Away From Her.

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Jaime Lee Mann – Just As Long As We’re Together

I will never forget the summer when my young teenaged self read Judy Blume’s Just As Long As We’re Together. I could not get enough of that book. I felt like a voyeur in the lives of these other girls. It was the same when I read Wally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone as a twenty-something. And in my early thirties, it was Marian Keyes’ This Charming Man. I grew up in a seaside home in Prince Edward Island, and reading at the beach was something I got to do every single day. My favourite summer reads bring me back to those days when I chose big juicy reads that would last me a few solid weeks. My summer reads are never overly complicated, yet I prefer big thick novels featuring strong female leads, that leave me wanting more. And more. And more!

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