Travel Bucket List: Read on the Beach

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I know it has been a pretty warm winter, but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss summer. What I miss most is reading a great book on the beach. How about it? Is reading on the beach on your travel bucket list?

Here are a couple books that I read in the sand of summer’s past:


Zelda by Nancy Milford

Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, was an amazing women and this biography captures both her energy and insanity. I read it last summer and couldn’t get enough. Under her photo in her high school yearbook she wrote, “Why should all life be work, when we all can borrow. Let’s only think of today, and not worry about tomorrow.” Isn’t that the perfect vacation proverb!


East of Eden by John Steinbeck

A few summer’s ago I read almost all of this book on the beach, which left me both inspired and sunburned. East of Eden follows multiple generations of two families in Salinas Valley, California. Steinbeck transports you to the beginning of the 20th century and defines the line of good and evil.


Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman

Turtle Moon is a murder mystery turned romance, and it is beautifully written! The story is set in a small town in Florida, where a woman and her son move in hopes of finding a peaceful life. It’s a page turner that was made to be read in the Florida sand.


In Siesta Key, Florida it is already beach weather (today it’s 79°F)! At this property this beach is only a few steps away!

I can imagine sitting on that bench and reading a book right now! What about you? What books are on your beach reading list?


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