If you follow me you know I love my book club (pictured)! We have been friends since our boys were in kindergarten. We travel together, we dine, we celebrate birthdays and yes-we read. I have listed several books we have either read or that are on the discussion list of future reads. Summer reads are usually lighter reads that can be read on the plane by the pool or at the beach; where (when) if  you are distracted you can pick right up where you left off.

Title: Arrangements in Blue by Amy Key

Description: “Reflects on a life spent as a single woman and how that affects friendships, freedom, domesticity, family, sexuality, the psyche, the self.”

Vacation ideas:  Plan a serene coastal vacation to the Outer Banks, Nantucket, or the Oregon Coast.

Title: Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Description: A novel of suspense, a love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

Vacation idea: Reserve your stay at a working farm, horse back riding camping trip in Montana, white water river rafting in the Grand Canyon.

Title: Never Lie by Freida Mc Fadden

Description: A gripping psychological thriller where a couple encounters eerie occurrences in a secluded home.

Vacation idea: If you dare- stay at a remote cabin perhaps the Colorado Rockies, Smoky Mountains or Adirondacks.

Title: The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark

Description: “She’s a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be—a college student. A life coach. A real estate agent. Nothing about her is real.”

Vacation idea: Explore vibrant cities like New York, Chicago, or San Francisco.

Title: The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery

Description: “Mackenzie Dienes seems to have it all—a beautiful home, close friends and a successful career as an elite winemaker with the family winery. There’s just one problem—it’s not her family, it’s her husband’s. And the marriage is over…”

Vacation idea: Travel to the wine country of course!-Napa/Sonoma/California, Willamette Valley/Oregon, Bordeaux/Southwest France, Tuscany/Italy, Mendoza/Argentina.

Please email me your favorite beach/pool/vacation read. karen@50isjustanumber.com