beach readerAs you read this, our Summer 2014 issue is moseying its way to your mailbox, expected to land in your hot little hands just in time for the weekend. (Well, next weekend. This issue is pretty laidback and tends to take the scenic route.) Inside those pages you’ll find a wealth of great books that are just begging you to drop whatever you’re doing, kick back, and dive in. 

In the meantime, we thought it would be fun to find out which is your favorite genre for beach reading. (Or lake reading, pool reading, hammock reading…) Cast your vote in our poll below, then check out Bas Bleu’s Summer Reading List for 2014. For a brief “teaser,” hover your mouse pointer over the book cover; or, click on the image to read the full review on our website.


Emily of New Moon  Now You May Weep  Golden Moments of Paris

Beautiful Lies    Lost Art of Dress

Somewhere In France  Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  Animal Wise

Longbourn  Pain Parties Work  Young Clementina


Happy reading, bluestockings!