Seabrookers Are Reading 2023

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If you’re reading this, it’s safe to guess you’re fond of books, reading, and being transported to different times, places, experiences, and viewpoints. We invite you to check out what others are reading and share your recommendations of favorite titles with us. To see the complete list of books from 2019 through 2022, go to the Tidelines website here and look for the Seabrookers Read tab.

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past- a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. (2022, Fiction)

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
A modern love story about two childhood friends, Sam, raised by an actress mother in LA’s Koreatown, and Sadie, from the wealthy Jewish enclave of Beverly Hills, who reunite as adults to create video games, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes them in their real lives. From the author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. (2022, Fiction)

Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins
Vibrant characters, multiple storylines, and a visceral sense of time and place coalesce in this engrossing novel set in the early 20th century from Pulitzer finalist Wiggins, author of Evidence of Things Unseen. (2022, Fiction)

Adrift by Bill Noel
This is the latest in the Folly Beach Mystery Series written about a retiree and his friends who are prone to stumbling, fumbling and bumbling into trouble on one of our neighbor islands, and they end with an unexpected twist. You soon feel as if you are friends with the characters who become more familiar with each read and many local readers will recognize some of the landmarks mentioned. (2023, Fiction)

We Should Not Be Friends by Will Schwalbe
Author Will Schwalbe describes his friendship with unlikely college-buddy Maxey through marriage, divorce, and career changes up until the present day, noting what makes their bond so special and enduring. (2022, Nonfiction)

We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.

  • Include your name (although it will not be published), the title, and the author of the book you are recommending, and email this to Tidelines at (You may be able to click on the email address to open a new message.)
  • For audiobooks, include the name of the narrator.
  • Tidelines editors will provide a blurb to tell a little about the book and add the book jacket image.
  • Publication is at the discretion of Tidelines editors.

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