Good morning guys!!! It’s Tuesday (a very early one for me, ugh) and it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely peeps over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’d Recommend as Good Beach Reads. Since we kinda did this last year and my list hasn’t changed much, I’m going to make today Top Ten Books I Think Would Be Good Beach Reads But Haven’t Read Them Yet. Excited? OH I know you are.
1. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio - Well come on, just look at the cover! It screams “bring me to the beach.”
2. The Diviners by Libba Bray - So, this book doesn’t come out until September, but come on… Libba Bray knows how to hold your attention, so if you’re lucky enough to have an ARC you should totally bring it along on a beach day. (Otherwise, you should bring Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, which I KNOW is awesome because I read it.)
3. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton - I actually have this out from the library right now and really want to start it. Come on, dinosaurs, forest, exotic wildlife… it’s perfect for a hot day laying in the sun.
4. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells - I’ve had this on my to-read shelf for years and still haven’t gotten around to it. I will one day, dammit. One day.
5. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher – This is apparently the beginning to a really great series, again it’s been on my radar for ages. Perfect beachy name though!
6. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough - If you want a classic read, this might be good for the beach. I believe it’s an epic family saga that takes place in Australia.
7. Pretty Little Mistakes by Heather McElhatton - A choose-your-own-ending book for adults? Umm yes please! This would probably be fun to read and play with on the beach with a friend.
8. Something From the Nightside by Simon R. Green – This looks like really cool paranormal series and I’ve been meaning to try it. Plus, the books look pretty short, around 200 pages or so.
9. Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell - Jill Mansell’s books always look so cute and fun! Perfect to read on the sand.
10. Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday - OK so I’m not one for these types of YA books, but apparently this book is pretty funny so I kinda want to try it. And let’s face it, YA is like the breeziest thing to read at the beach.
If I was headed to beach, I’d totally grab any one of these to read there. Unforunately I haven’t been to the beach to hang out in like 3 years. What would you recommend?