Sun, Sand, and Stories: Join The Beach-Bound Book Bash!

The annual Beach Bound Book Bash is a virtual event that is not to be missed! Hosted on Facebook and YouTube on June 3rd, 2023, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm PT / 5:00pm to 7:00pm ET, this event is presented by Books That Make You and Black Chateau. The event promises to be an exciting mix of activities, including author readings, a giveaway, games and an opportunity to stock up on summer books. Moreover, attendees will have the chance to win new books, share their love of books, and discover new authors.

We cultivated the best beach reads to present at The Beach Bound Book Bash. There is something for everyone, take a look now so you can be ready for some author readings and fun. So grab your beach hat, flip flops and we’ll see you at the Beach Bound Book Bash.

The Bakers Man

Escape into the heartwarming world of Anna in The Baker’s Man by Jennifer Moorman, a perfect beach read that explores love, loss, and the power of community. Anna, a young woman in search of a fresh start, moves to a small coastal town and finds solace in the local bakery run by a kind and charming baker named Elijah. As Anna learns to heal and rebuild her life, she discovers that the power of community and the sweetness of love can help her find happiness again. With its beautiful setting, endearing characters, and touching storyline, ‘The Baker’s Man’ is a book that will capture readers’ hearts and transport them to a world of warmth and hope. It’s the perfect book to read while lounging on the beach, enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the waves, and getting lost in a heartwarming tale of love and second chances.

DOUBLE BLIND: The Icelandic Manuscript Murder

DOUBLE BLIND: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders by Sara Winokur is a thrilling crime novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat while lounging on the beach. The book tells the story of Brynja, a forensic geneticist who receives a mysterious poem that rekindles her hopes of finding her missing twin brother. However, as she unravels the clues, more poems arrive with dire consequences for those who receive them. With the cultural landscape of Iceland as the backdrop, Brynja must navigate the twisted labyrinth of the poet’s mind and confront the dark secrets buried in her family’s past. Packed with twists and turns, this crime thriller is perfect for readers looking for an exciting and gripping beach read.

Snoodles in Space: A Snoodle, the Zoodle Kidoodles, and One Happy Schmoodle

Snoodles in Space: A Snoodle, the Zoodle Kidoodles, and One Happy Schmoodle is a perfect beach read for kids because it offers a fun and imaginative adventure that will capture their imaginations. The book features an intriguing plot where the fate of Earth’s noodles hangs in the balance, with Norman Noodle and Sally Stroodle as unlikely heroes who must use their baking skills to save the day. The wacky and whimsical world of Snoodles and Kidoodles, with Herbie Snoodleman’s noodle-powered invention and Sour Croodleman’s Krautmobile, is sure to entertain young readers with its humor and creativity. The fast-paced and action-packed story, filled with colorful characters and a unique intergalactic conflict, will keep kids engaged and entertained while they enjoy the sun and sand at the beach.

Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work

Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work is an excellent summer beach read because it’s an inspiring and empowering guide for women who want to take control of their careers and lives. Randi Braun’s conversational writing style and practical advice make it an easy and engaging read that will leave readers feeling motivated and confident. Whether you’re lounging on the beach or by the pool, this book is the perfect companion for any woman looking to break free from outdated rules and chart her own course to success. Its status as a Wall Street Journal best-seller is a testament to the book’s value and appeal to a broad audience.

My Name is Light

My Name Is Light is a wonderful book for kids to read this summer because it is a fun and engaging story that sparks the imagination and encourages children to connect with nature. Kelly Anne Manuel’s “My Name Is” series offers a unique perspective on early childhood development by focusing on the importance of playful fascination in learning. Through the Child’s journey into nature, young readers will be inspired to ask questions, observe their surroundings, and engage in active communication. The book’s playful illustrations and simple language make it accessible to even the youngest readers, while its underlying message about the wonders of nature and the importance of play will resonate with children of all ages. “My Name Is Light” is a perfect summer read that will encourage kids to explore their natural surroundings and ignite their sense of wonder and curiosity.

Escaping the Dashia

Escaping the Dashia by Rebecca Inch-Partridge is a thrilling science-fiction novel that is perfect for summer reading. The book follows the story of Twyla, a young woman who has been living in hiding on Earth, but is kidnapped back to the Paraxous Star Cluster by her mother, who expects her to take her place in the family business. With genetically-engineered telepaths who control and ruin people, the DeConnett family is a criminal organization that spans the entire Cluster. Twyla’s journey to escape seems impossible, but she meets Dovain, another prisoner, and their friendship blossoms into something more. Together, they must figure out how to free themselves and survive the dangers that await them. “Escaping the Dashia” is a fast-paced, action-packed novel with a romantic subplot that is perfect for summer reading. It will keep readers on the edge of their seats and transport them to a different world full of adventure and danger.

Indiscernible Elements: Calcium

Indiscernible Elements: Calcium by Korynn Newville is a must-read for anyone interested in environmental activism, art, and architecture. Newville’s background as an artist and architectural designer informs her writing, which challenges traditional human-centric ways of thinking and creating. Her book provides a unique perspective on the intersection of architecture and the natural world, and how our built environment can be used to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all species. This thought-provoking read is perfect for those looking to expand their understanding of architecture’s role in shaping the world around us.

The Silent Count

The Silent Count by E.A. Smiroldo is a thrilling and thought-provoking book that is perfect for summer reading. It tells the story of Dara Bouldin, a nuclear engineer who is determined to stop climate change before it’s too late. The book deals with important issues such as climate change, environmental activism, and the power of government agencies. It is a fast-paced and engaging read that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The characters are well-developed and relatable, and the plot is full of twists and turns that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Overall, “The Silent Count” is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the environment and the impact of human activity on the planet.


Asylum by Susy Smith is an excellent choice for a beach read as it is an action-packed thriller set in a dystopian world that will keep readers engaged from start to finish. The story is set in the aftermath of a big crash that has left the country in turmoil, and the President of the United States has declared martial law. This sets the stage for a riveting story of survival and resistance, as a small band of revolutionaries rises up against the hostile government.

The protagonist, Lacy Monroe, is a strong and determined young woman who offers sanctuary to others like herself on the last piece of land in the state holding out against the government. As the National Guard closes in, hunger and sickness take a toll, and betrayal and jealousy threaten to destroy the group from the inside. All the while, Lacy is keeping a devastating secret that could destroy her and those around her. With an intriguing plot and well-developed characters, Asylum is a gripping page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, making it the perfect beach read for anyone who loves an exciting and thought-provoking story.

Make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win all these books plus more! We’ll see you at the Beach Bound Book Bash!

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