June Reading Challenge: Read a Book Set Near Water

Since it is summertime (at least here in the United States), I am longing for a beach vacation! So that got me to thinking about this month’s challenge and tada! I decided this month’s challenge is to read a book with a beach or lake setting.

Good Golly, Miss Molly, there are a plethera of mainstream novels to choose from. Despite all of the beach-themed books languishing in my TBR, I had absolutely no problem choosing Where Hope Begins by Catherine West. It’s not exactly a light summer read, but I really love a novel that has plenty of depth and yes I admit, a tiny bit of angst! Plus I have to to confess I am a HUGE fan of Ms. West’s writing. I am anxious to dive into this story about a woman who retreats to her parents lakeside summer home to heal from a broken heart after her husband of twenty-one years leaves her for another woman.

While there are a TON of mainstream books to choose from, I had to do some serious digging to find a gay novel that is set near water. Trawling through my TBR, I found quite a few that made my selection sooooo difficult! I finally settled on Southernmost Murder by C.S. Poe. I LOVE Key West so I am very excited about jumping into this mystery! (and I hope I get the chance to read the extremely close runner up, Island House by Bru Baker which has a GORGEOUS cover you should check out.)

I hope you have a relaxing summer and an easy time selecting a book for this month’s challenge!


If you participated in last month’s challenge, check out the discussion post HERE and let us know if you met your challenge!


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2 Responses to June Reading Challenge: Read a Book Set Near Water

  1. Suze

    Ooh, Southernmost Murder I really liked -lots of mad cap MC, pirates, skeletons in closets, treasure maps – enjoy!
    I wasn’t so gripped by Island House, though for a lovely read in the hot sun it was fine – just didnt wow me.

    June I am going with Anglesey Blue (DI Tudor Manx 1) by Dylan H Jones – a murder mystery with a policeman returning to his small Welsh island home. I admit I bought this mainly because the MC surname is Manx which is my nationality and Ynys Mon (Anglesey) is probably one of our closest neighbours! Will see how it goes!!!

    • Book Reviews & More by Kathy

      Oooohhh, I LOVE the cover of Anglesey Blue. I am going to have to read it!

      Now I’m really glad I went with Southernmost Murder as my selection!

      Happy Reading!