Happy Tuesday! Seeing as this blog is called Sunshine and BOOKS, I decided to try out a Tuesday series.
Books are typically released or published on Tuesdays. When I was researching why this is I found that it is probably driven by the New York Times Bestseller list. They calculate the sales from Tuesday – Monday and tally it on Wednesday. So publishers want to give books the best chance to sell the most books. Another theory says that if a books is released on Tuesday and sells well, the booksellers have a chance to restock before the weekend. Both reasons make good sense to me and I always look forward to Tuesdays.
There are a few books being released today that I am looking forward to reading. Here they are:
On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe
I really like Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House series. The Summer Guests took us to western North Carolina last year and I am so glad Mary Alice Monroe is taking us back to the beach this year. I didn’t love The Summer Guests as much as the other 4 books in the series, but I have high hopes for this one!!
It’s been sixteen years since Caretta “Cara” Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Over those years, she has weathered the tides of deaths and births, struggles and joys. And now, as Cara prepares for her second wedding, her life is about to change yet again.
Meanwhile, the rest of the storied Rutledge family is also in flux. Cara’s niece Linnea returns to Sullivan’s Island to begin a new career and an unexpected relationship. Linnea’s parents, having survived bankruptcy, pin their hopes and futures on the construction of a new home on Ocean Boulevard. But as excitement over the house and wedding builds, a devastating illness strikes the family and brings plans to a screeching halt. It is under these trying circumstances that the Rutledge family must come together yet again to discover the enduring strength in love, tradition, and legacy from mother to daughter to granddaughter. (Synopsis from MAM’s website)
Beach Read by Emily Henry
I really liked this book! It was a fun concept and executed well. Happy reading!
Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.
They’re polar opposites.
In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.
Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really. (Synopsis from Emily Henry’s website)
Have a great day full of sunshine and books!