Today is Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer. Woohoo! School is out this week for my kid and we’re excitedly making summer plans. Do you have summer on the brain too?
One beach-ready book I read last year was Joanna Philbin’s Rules of Summer, a summer story set in the Hamptons about the haves and the have-nots, romance and friendship. There is a sequel out on June 3rd from Little, Brown called Since Last Summer, about another summer in East Hampton.
Have you read Rules of Summer? Here’s more about Since Last Summer if you’re curious:
SINCE LAST SUMMER by Joanna Philbin
Rory McShane should be excited to spend the summer in East Hampton with Connor Rule, her generous, smart, cute boyfriend. After all, Rory’s no longer the hired help at the Rule family mansion on the beach, and she and Connor have made it through a year of long-distance dating. But now, in the months leading up to college, Rory can’t help but wonder if she really belongs in Connor’s world.
Isabel Rule is still trying to get over Mike, the devastatingly sexy surfer who broke her heart last summer. Enter Evan, an aspiring filmmaker who’s kind, funny, and crushing on Isabel. He’d be the perfect summer fling — so why can’t she seem to forget about Mike?
Set against a backdrop buzzing with the rich, the famous, and the wannabe rich and famous, Since Last Summer, a companion novel to Rules of Summer, is the perfect beach read.
As part of a promo for Since Last Summer you have the chance to win a beach bag full of books and other goodies!
To enter, just answer the question in a comment below:
What are you looking forward to this summer—what books are you hoping to read, movies you hope to see, places you hope to visit. . .?
I’ll select a random winner from the comments who will be entered to win the Since Last Summer giveaway! And if you tweet using #SinceLastSummer you’ll get more chances to win. (Edited to add: This giveaway is open to US residents, and the grand prize winner will be notified by a third party)
Here’s what I’m looking forward to this summer. I answered in threes just because:
I want to read: Isla and the Happily Ever After, Landline, and The Fever
I want to see: The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay, and Orange is the New Black
I want to go to: Comic-Con, the beach, a new city
Your turn! Make me jealous of your summer plans and I’ll randomly select one of you to be entered into the beach bag giveaway! Remember to tweet using #SinceLastSummer for more entries!