It must be the wish for spring and warm weather? It's not as if I can't get into trouble all by myself, but I need to bring other readers into it, too. I always talk of being a mood reader, and I think that is exactly why I always have so many books on the go at once. Because when I feel like reading a particular kind of story . . . more often than not I have a book on my reading pile that fits the mood and I will reach for it to satisfy the craving.
This week's craving? I love seaside settings in general but I want a story that is set on the coast, by the sea preferably--maybe the US East Coast, or Cornwall or the Mediterranean, I'm not really particular at the moment. But the twist is, I am sort of in the mood for the story to be told by a girl/young woman, and for it to be a coming-of-age tale.
What comes to mind if you are wondering about an example, is Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach, which I love and have read a few times already. I last wrote about it here. It doesn't have to be an exact readalike, but that is the feel I am going for.
So, might you have a suggestion--old or new book, but something I haven't read yet. I'll be thinking about this over the weekend, too, and I'll share what I come up with! I know the story I am in the mood is out there somewhere. I just need to find it.