Time for baseball, summer vacations, fresh fruits and veggies (my favorite: fresh peaches!), the pool, the beach, early mornings, late nights, and lazy afternoons in gently swaying hammocks. It's also time for books. Lots of terrific new books to read during those warm summer days...and nights.
We kick things off Monday, July 3 with Maria's review of WIRED by Julie Garwood. This contemporary romantic suspense novel in Garwood's Buchanan/FBI series will be released July 4.
On Tuesday, July 4 Americans will commemorate our Independence Day with cookouts, parades, and fireworks. I wish all who celebrate a very joyous and safe holiday!
The Jill Shalvis Lost and Found Sisters tour stops here on Wednesday, July 5 with a review by Janga. The novel, which released June 20, marks Shalvis' women's fiction debut.
Beginning Thursday, July 6, the Dish will be on vacation for two weeks while we recharge our internal batteries. See you on the 21st!
The week of July 24 is the Romance Writers of America® national conference in Orlando, Florida. I'll be there, attending workshops, connecting with authors, bloggers, and readers, taking lots of photos and, of course, gathering books and swag to share with readers here at the blog. This year's 2017 Readers for Life Literacy Autographing will be Saturday, July 29, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Walt Disney World® Dolphin Resort, Pacific Hall. The Autographing is open to the public, admission is free, and proceeds from the books sold by the more than 400 romance authors signing will benefit the Florida Literacy Coalition and ProLiteracy. Click for a list of the authors who will be signing.
We round out the month on Monday, July 31 with the TLC review tour of Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery. Janga will be sharing her thoughts about this new women's fiction novel by Mallery that was published July 11.
What's on your calendar this month? Any vacations? Special events? Books you're looking forward to reading?
Will any of you be attending the RWA conference or coming to Orlando for the Literacy Signing?
Which of the authors attending this year's signing would you most like to meet?
What are the books of which you would most treasure a signed copy?
One randomly chosen person who leaves a comment before 11:00 p.m. (Eastern) today will receive a package of books for their summer reading. (U.S. only)