Sweet Summertime Reads: The Nautical and The Sexy

Sweet Summertime Reads - Summer Beach Reads Feature with Fiction Folio and GReads!

Nothing says summer like SHOPPING. Especially when you are us.

So today we decided to pair both reading and shopping for a fun little feature. This year, better than most, we have kind of done a nice job of making sure we read the books the other can’t stop raving about. (Yes, we are patting ourselves on the back a little bit.) It’s nice for a change! To celebrate that milestone, we are each talking about books we want to read this summer based on the praise of the other!

estelle on “winger” by andrew smith:

I searched high and low for this book… I couldn’t find it at my nearby Barnes & Noble but luckily, found it in Books of Wonder one weekend. Love the cover, love the plot (male POV, romance, rugby!), and especially love that it helped Magan get out of her own reading slump. She called it “well-written and addictive“. That’s just the kind of book I need in my hands right now.

As for the shopping aspect of things, I absolutely adore the colors on this front cover. Blue and red are patriotic, sure, BUT they are also super nautical so I’m drooling over these two options. Wouldn’t the blue look great with a pair of yellow wedges? And the red with a nice pair of beige flats? I love skirts in the summer.

Winger by Andrew Smith with Matching Skirts for the Ladies, Part of the Sweet Summertime Reads series

Dish It Haute (Red) | Sailor Swift Skirt (Blue)

magan on “dangerous girls” by abigail haas:

Please excuse me for making Rather Be Reading a bit risque today. Oops? (Totally kidding.) Since Estelle wrote her Dangerous Girls review, in which she discussed how it’s a fantastic thriller that she wanted to speed-read through, I have NEEDED IT in my hands. (Can July 16th hurry up and be here already?) The cover is a mix of mystery + light-hearted beachy-goodness. I told Estelle I got the impression that the characters would be a bit more scantily clad than what I would probably be. (It’s normal to wear a fully body swimsuit, right? Again, kidding.) She concurred that I was on the right track.

So, I went on a Victoria’s Secret shopping splurge. (Model’s bodies not included.) The swimsuit is girly and flirty, but also sexy. The cover-up has kind of a double meaning. See what I did there? 😉

dangerous girls book inspired beach wear

Lace Ruffle Bandeau Swimsuit | Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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Don’t forget to check out Trish Doller’s fun facts about Florida on Ginger’s blog, GReads!
And make sure to hit up Tara’s blog, Fiction Folio, later this week for more Sweet Summertime Reads fun!