It’s here! Beach reading season 2018

Beach readingI always love this time of year.

The spring sunshine blesses us, and it’s time to start heading out to the beach once again with a  good novel tucked in the beach bag.

Earlier this week my younger son had a track meet in Ostia, the small city west of Rome and on the sea. After doing a great job on both his 60 meter and 800 meter races, we decided to celebrate with a short visit to the nearby beach on what was a perfect spring day.

We were rewarded with fresh sea air and lovely breezes, although he wasn’t quite brave enough to dive under the waves just yet. But with Rome heating up as quickly as it is, it’s only a matter of time…

Although we didn’t stay long, I couldn’t help but crack out my first beach read of the year, appropriately entitled We Were The Salt of The Sea, by Canadian novelist Roxanne Bouchard. I’m enjoying this criminal investigation set in a sleepy Quebec fishing village filled with quirky characters and an ocean that claims victims from almost every family in the village.

I’ll write a review when I’ve completed the novel, but for now I’m enjoying the story as it unfolds. And enjoying it even more as I smell the sea air and hear the waves crashing (well, it’s the Mediterranean, so ‘rolling’ is a more accurate description) to shore.

A very happy beach reading season 2018 to all!


  1. Claire 'Word by Word' on April 27, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Oh joy of joys, indeed.

    • kimberlysullivan on April 29, 2018 at 10:15 am

      True, isn’t it, Claire? Never fails to put me in a good mood!

  2. evelyneholingue on April 29, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Love the title of the book you’re holding and reading. I’m currently debating one for my YA novel, finally ready, copy edited and everything. People are split between the ones who love my current title (as long as the novel you are reading) and a much shorter but closer to other novels.
    I love summer reading a lot too, Kimberly.

    • kimberlysullivan on April 29, 2018 at 10:03 am

      The title is the same in the original French: Nous etions le sel de la mer (sorry, I’m accentless on this device). Congratulations on your new novel, Evelyne! Brava! Would love to have an author interview with you to announce it.

      • evelyneholingue on April 30, 2018 at 1:28 am

        Thank you, Kimberly! I happily accept your invitation!

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