June 1, 2016

Beach Reads

Okay. I know you're thinking, "What would you know about beach reads. You can't go on a beach!" Well this Top Ten Tuesday topic is Beach Reads. So I'm going to come at it this way: If I was the kind of person who could go on a beach, this is what I would take. Or maybe: If I was going to recommend books for actual beach people to take to the beach, this is what I would recommend. So, two short lists, then.

Books I would take to a beach:

These are all books on my Goodreads TBR that I would be willing to take to a beach to read.


The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer - I mean look at that cover. It looks like a beach! Also, it's a book about school friends who grow up. Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Night Film by Marisha Pessl - I am terrified of this book. It's supposed to be really creepy, so I feel like a warm beach in the bright sun might be a good place to read it.

Death at the Chateau Bremont by M.L. Longworth - Not only is this a mystery, which seems great for a beach read, but it is about rich people, which also seems great for a beach. Rich, French people. So, good choice.

The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth - This is a non-fiction book about Scandinavian society. I feel like books about cold places would be perfect for beach reading.

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan - This is the second novel in the Crazy Rich Asians series. I loved the first one, and it's also about rich people. It's also pretty fluffy, which seems like appropriate beach material.

Okay. Books I've already read that I would recommend to real beach people.

Jane Austen Mysteries by Stephanie Barron - Any of these books are perfect beach books. They read quickly and they're fairly light.

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler - Funny and interesting, this would be perfect beach reading.

Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich - These are fun and funny and easy to read. You won't get too burned because you'll blaze through it quickly.

Redshirts by John Scalzi - What better than a novel set in space while you're sitting on the beach? This story is told from the perspective of the expendable characters in red shirts on TV shows like Star Trek.

Commissario Brunetti Series by Donna Leon - Because let's face it. I recommend this series every chance I get!

Okay. There are ten books for beach reads. Probably not the usual romance-type books found on beaches, but I don't really read those anyway.