Today's spotlight is on a book that I am extremely eager to get my hands on. I'll admit that it sounds like the perfect companion to a day at the beach, and we all know summer is right around the corner! Check out Joanna Philbin's Rules of Summer.
THE RULES OF SUMMER is about two 17 year-old girls living in the same beachfront mansion in East Hampton for the summer, one “upstairs” (the daughter of a very blue-blooded family) and one “downstairs” (the niece of the family’s housekeeper.) Isabel is the privileged daughter who’s used to having guys fall at her feet. Rory is the no-nonsense girl from a small New Jersey town who’s always been the friend, never the girlfriend. Besides becoming each other’s unlikely allies, both Rory and Isabel have a summer romance that will change their lives.
Doesn't it sound like summer perfection? *happy sigh*
Lucky for you, you'll get a chance to win your very own copy of this gorgeous book at the end of this post! First though, while you're scrolling on down, take a peek at Rory's Top Beach Reads for some more awesome summer picks.
Rory's Top Beach Reads
1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Ftzgerald
2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
3. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
4. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
5. Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
6. Secret History by Donna Tart
7. Austenland by Shannon Hale
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
9. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
10. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Any on this list you'd take to the beach with you? Enter the giveaway below! U.S. addresses only please.
Joanna Philbin was born in Los Angeles and grew up in New York City. She is the daughter of television host Regis Philbin. She started her first novel at the age of seven, but only got as far as the second chapter. She went on to receive her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She now lives in Santa Barbara, California.