I live in Arizona, and the winter time is the time enjoy and relish the weather. It is also the time to visit b/c the weather is absolutely gorgeous. We tell all of our friends to come visit in February when they are sick of the cold and the snow.
Just this past week I have seen far too many friends on Facebook and Instagram stating that they are "so over Winter."
Sometimes, visiting a warm place during the winter is just not feasible. Darn budget and funds that we all just don't have enough of.
Visiting a beach or the desert of AZ (I full on realize that a beach sounds way more enjoyable) to feel the warmth of the sun on your face and body may not literally be possible, but it is possible through a well written book.
For all of you tired of the cold of winter, pick up one of these books and it'll take you to the beach and all glorious things associated with the beach.
Every book on this list is set at the beach, but it varies in the depth, romance, and genre, and reading audience. I'm a fan of them all! You should pick one up today!
5 Books to Fight the Winter Blues
A mystery and romance story set in a small beach town of North Carolina. This book is a fast read, clean read, and not your typical, but still fabulous, Nicholas Sparks book. Plus, it is way better than the movie.
This realistic/contemporary YA book is clean (a little language and some underage drinking) and a fast read. Dessen, like always, really provides a book that has some depth to it, but it is still very much applicable and fun to read.
Good clean YA book set at Cousins Beach. This is the first in a great series that is a little lighter, but introspective enough to help you recall those dreamy summers where you really figured yourself out.
This adult fiction book takes you to a small island off of Australia. This book is clean and incredibly thought provoking; it's a great read to get you thinking about someone else's life and situation so you can forget about your own.
This YA realistic fiction/contemporary novel takes you to the beaches of California. You'll experience a great read with similarities to Sarah Dessen b/c of it's fabulous writing and depth of story and characters. With Anna, the main character, you'll experience a little love, the pain of loss, romance, and how one gets through it all.