Rx:  “Reckless Girls”

Prescribed by: Rachel Hawkins

Prescribed for: Fans of Agatha Christie and the TV show “Survivor.”

Side Effects:   Blurred vision from staying up all night to read this novel in one sitting.

Directions:  If you’re feeling those post-holiday blues, wishing the weather were sunny and warm, and you had your toes in the sand, then this new novel from New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Hawkins, is just what the doctor ordered.

Meroe Island seems like the perfect destination for a group of Gen Z’ers looking to go off the grid and unplug.  Sun, sand, clear blue water, and a jungle to explore are beckoning these intrepid travelers. The island’s history of shipwrecks, starvation, and desperation only make the trip more enticing.  For these six tourists, however, a remote island paradise is anything but idyllic as they begin to question each other’s motives when someone disappears and another winds up dead.  Every one is a suspect and one of them has more to lose that anyone else.  They are all keeping secrets, but whose secrets might get them killed before they get off of the island?

Special Instructions: If you’re dreaming of the beach, then you’re going to need a beach cocktail and a salty/savory snack to keep your hunger at bay:

Beach Water Cocktail by Love + Marriage and a Baby Carriage

From the website: Beach Water Cocktail is super easy and has just three ingredients. Transport yourself to the beach and dream of warmer weather with this yummy drink recipe!

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Beach Bum Chex Mix by A Few Shortcuts

From the website: We love heading to the beach! And you can’t go to the beach without snacks! This Beach Bum Chex Mix was a natural creation, and super simple!

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Refill: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250274250

Julie Bond

Julie Bond is a voracious reader with eclectic tastes running the gamut from YA lit, to psychological suspense, and anything dog-related, of course. You can find her haunting her favorite San Francisco Bay Area indie bookstores. Email her at ObsessiveBookFanatic@gmail.com


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