Top Ten Books That Should Be In Your Beach Bag - Top Ten Tuesday
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This week we are talking about the top ten books that should be in your beach bag. The beauty of a beach read is that it is different for every one. I personally like mine light and fluffy but with some substance....not too light and fluffy. It needs to have good movement and hold my attention pretty well or else I'll end up people watching.
1. Moonglass - Jessi Kirby: The setting and feel of this novel is incredible. This isn't that light and fluffy with the subject matter but the characters and the beach setting make this a great summer read for teens.
2. The Peach Keeper - Sarah Addison Allen: This one just came out within the past few months and I highly recommend it be put in your beach bag! Great writing, a tiny bit of magic and a powerful story of friendship makes this a must for the beach bag of lovers of adult fiction that is a little bit lighter.
3. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen: I could read this book in the winter next to a fire or laying on the beach. While the language might be hard to get used to, it really is a light read. You'll find yourself not sure if you are melting from the hot summer sun or Mr. Darcy's HOTNESS.
4. Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) - Sarah Mylnowski: This book comes out on June 7th and is a must for lovers of fun, contemporary YA! It's the perfect balance of light and "real life" and I could NOT put it down. It would certainly hold my attention on a beach...so put this one on your list of beach reads for 2011!
5. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: Two words... ROAD TRIP. This makes for good beach reading for me along with a super sweet romance.
6. Anything by Sarah Dessen -- Enough said. 7. The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen: I looooved this book and it just seriously was a beautiful book that I could see myself being so entranced by the story that I end up frying and becoming a little lobster. It's not really a super light read but it's not uber heavy either but I find it the perfect blend to be a great read to take with you to the beach.
8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: PARIS! ROMANCE! LOVED this book and think it's a great beach read. Your attention will certainly be on the pages of the book so you won't have time to people watch and see things you don't want to see. I'm looking at YOU, man in a speedo and lady with your goodies showing.
9. I Love Everybody (And Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro: I love reading humor on the beach and THIS BOOK. OH GOSH. Made my sides hurt. Beware...people on the beach might think you've gone a little nutso. 10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: This one is for the people who want their beach read to be brimming with action. Killing and action aren't typically my ideal read for the beach but sometimes I just need something really intense that I can't put down. I think I'm going to try to put this in my boyfriend's hands this summer to see if it makes a good beach read for reluctant readers. OK and I'm just really excited with all The Hunger Games casting news and want my boyfriend to have read it before the movie comes out because he WILL watch it with me :P
0 Stars: Did not finish. 1 Star: I didn't like this book -- felt more like homework than reading for pleasure. 2 Stars: This book needed something different to make me like it. 3 Stars: This book was good. It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad. I would recommend based on certain tastes. 4 Stars: This book was delightful. I'm glad I read it. 5 Stars: I really enjoyed this book. I will probably read it again. 5+ Stars: A new favorite.
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