“We’re thinking about something that is just as decadent as sitting in the sun and eating ice cream or putting on our flip flops and going for a long walk. We want that beach read to evoke confection. We want it to make us feel like we’re being bad, a little, but at the same time we want it to make us feel fabulous.”
— Sarah MacLean
MacLean and Book World editor Ron Charles discuss what makes a summer read different from a fall, winter, or spring read (we still live our lives on a school schedule), how long it should take to read romance novels (6 hours) and why a book published in 1997 is still a must-read for summer (stolen babies are involved).