Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous folks over at The Broke and the Bookish!
In celebration of summer and sun and flip-flops, this week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books I’d Recommend As Good Beach Reads
Of course, I live in a completely land-locked state, so I’m going to have to think of these as pool reads instead of beach reads, but the concept is the same. Minus the sand and the salt.
Also, please forgive me for being a bit dense, but I’ve never understood the concept of “beach reads.” I will personally just take whatever book I’m currently reading to the beach and continue reading it. My reading environment plays a very small role in my reading selection.
So, that said, I tried to think of books that I enjoyed, and that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen reading in public, in a bathing suit. Because being in a bathing suit in public…that’s enough. I also tried to pick books that wouldn’t evoke any serious freak-outs, like ugly-crying. You could possibly do a dignified single-tear-trickle with a couple of these, but that’s not so bad in public.
I’m kind of all over the place with this list, genre-wise. We’re going to assume that’s okay.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Gifted by Liz Long
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Do you have books you designate as “beach reads?” And what does that mean? Please help me clear up this mystery.