I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I’m FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it.

My PICK this week is:



Published May 1998 by Dell

My Rating: 5/5 stars

In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changed forever—-when Caitlin Somers chose her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomed Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, a magical, wind-blown island where two friends became summer sisters…

Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin has begged Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—for the friend whose casual betrayals she remembers all too well. Because Vix wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart…


I went way back in my reading archives for this week’s pick which I think would be a great beach/pool read. I read this shortly after it was published MANY years ago and I remember being so surprised by how much I enjoyed it! I grew up reading Judy Blume and I wondered how she would fare writing an adult novel…turns out quite well. One reason I think it would be so fun to read this now is that the story takes place in the 70s and 80s, so before cell phones and social media when things happened at a slower pace, especially friendships. I also remember loving the setting of Martha’s Vineyard in this story. The biggest reason this book is on my short list of ones I want re-read is because I remember being VERY surprised by the ending but now, all these years later,  I can’t remember what happened! Now I’ve intrigued myself and hopefully you to:) If you’re looking to still add a drama filled beach read to your summer tbr I think this would be a great addition.


More Throwback Thursday Picks Around the Blogosphere 

Jill at Jill’s Book Cafe

Deanna at DeesRadReads and Reviews

Amanda at Literary Weaponry

Stephanie at Stephanie’s Novel Fiction

Cathy at Between the Lines

P Turners at The PTurnersbookblog

Julie at Novel Thrills and Chills

Susan at Susan Loves Books

Noriko at Book Fiend

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  1. I never read this, but remember when it came out. It’s does sound like a really fun read.

    I’m going to try to link up with your Throwback Thursday post sometime later this month. (I have company for ten days starting tomorrow, so for the next week and a half, I’m just trying to keep my head above water!)

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  2. I love Judy Blume! She’s my favorite childhood author. Have you read her newest In the Unlikely Event? I haven’t, but want too.
    I love this meme! I’m thinking one of these days I’ll jump on board 🙂

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    1. I havne’t read In an Unlikely Event, I’ve read mixed reviews and it’s never jumped out at me but I’m curious about it because I think Judy Blume is a really great writer. I’d love if you jumped on board Tina, my tbr needs more books to add to the pile😀


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