Every year around this time, I start planning out my beach reads. I may not even read them at the beach…it may be the lake, backyard, porch swing, or simply on my sofa during a rainy July afternoon. I know it may seem a little early and obsessive to be thinking about it before school lets out. But I’m a die-hard fan of these five authors and they all publish a new read each summer around June or July. So by April I’m on Amazon pre-ordering what I know are sure to be fun page-turners to enjoy while my kids are running through the sprinklers. It’s a passion I share with my cousin, and we can’t wait to suggest new titles to each other and trade books back and forth.