Booking Through Thursday: Beach Buddies

It’s still Wednesday, which means I can still answer last week’s BTT prompt before they post this week’s!


On Thursday, July 29h, Booking through Thursday asked:

Which fictional character (or group of characters) would you like to spend a day at the beach with? Why would he/she/they make good beach buddies?

Despite the fact that just being her friend is likely to make one’s homeowners insurance rates skyrocket, I’d love to hang at the beach with Clare Cosi from Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mysteries. Clare is roughly my age, though as a parent she skews older, shares my obsession with coffee and gourmet cooking, and isn’t above falling for the guy who isn’t the entire world’s idea of sex on a stick.

For that matter, if her ghostly friend Jack came along for the ride, I wouldn’t mind a day at the beach with Coyle’s other heroine (written other a different name, of course) Penny, from the Haunted Bookshop series.

As to more general fiction….any of Jennifer Wiener’s lead characters would be a blast to hang out with (though I haven’t read her most recent yet – it’s coming up next on my stack), and I fantasize about having the YaYas as a bunch of affectionate aunties.

I’m sure if I were writing this at a brighter time of day, I’d have radically different answers, however.

Or maybe not.