Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is: Top Ten Beach Reads.
I have to say, that I’m pretty sure my definition of “beach reads” isn’t the same as everyone else’s. And mostly that’s because over the last 5 years that I’ve increase my reading, I really haven’t read a ton of books that take place at the beach or anything like that. So…my list is probably going to appear random to some, but it makes sense to me.
1 –The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer– Because this was the series that Holly (my SNL) was reading at the beach when I got sucked back into reading and haven’t been able to stop since. After Holly finished with Twilight and started New Moon, I borrowed Twilight from her and finished it in a day while we were still at the beach. I think many people who were original fans of these books have in some ways betrayed the series. And I think that’s really sad. Of course the series is not without its flaws (no book is), but you can’t love it and fawn over it and then just because it picks up steam and makes something of itself suddenly change your mind.
2 – The Glimpse by Claire Merle – Because this is the book I read during my own beach vacation back in April. It was a fast read that I could get engrossed in and not come up for air if I didn’t want to.
3 – The Song of Fire and Ice Series by George R. R. Martin– Because these books are so long. You expect to be out on the beach for hours upon end, right? At least, I do. So why not have a huge book that I can hope to knock out (or at the very least, put a nice dent into) since I have the time, especially because who knows how long it might take for me to read these when I’m just reading bits and pieces at a time? But also because with the swapping of narrators, it makes for good stopping points if you need to run into the ocean for a dip to cool off or whatever various other errands you might have.
4 – Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley– Because it’s a stand-alone book that you could knock out quickly, and better than I expected.
5 – The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare– Mostly because I know two different people who decided to take these to the beach with them, and I’m a fan of the series as well. So why not? (Though they've been poping up on my Top 10 lists way too often.)
6 - Any of the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich- Because you need some comedy while you're at the beach. Who doesn't want to bust out laughing at jokes that the people around them can't hear? I do, I do!!!
7 - Persuasion by Jane Austen - Because it's not that long. And though I believe most of Jane Austen's books include travel from one location or other, I've not read all of her books yet. But Persuasion actually has a beach/ocean location in the story. So, perfect beach read IMO.
8 - Divergent by Veronica Roth- This is just a series I can get sucked into. With the fast paced action, it is possible this could be an awesome beach book.
9 - Angel Burn by LA Weatherly - A quick read. Road trip with a hot angel-assassin. Count me in.
10 - The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan- Beach with Zombies. YAY! I know this is the 2nd in the series, but just read the first one before your trip. Or take it along and read both. Shoot, add the third if you've got time.
What do you guys think? What are your top 10 beach reads?