Jun 12, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Recommend As Good Beach Reads

I hate the beach.  I'm the type of person who can get sunburned while still indoors, so the beach and I aren't exactly friendly.  Also, whenever you read at the beach, sand gets in the book and it will forever be crunchy as you turn the pages.  And don't get me started on why people think bringing an expensive e-reader to a place that specializes in sand, water and kids throwing both sand and water is a good idea.  But hey, some people associate the beach with reading, so I guess I'll take what I can get. 

Top Ten Books I'd Recommend As Good Beach Reads

1) Stephanie Plum series, by Janet Evanovich


2) The Other Boleyn Girl, by Phillipa Gregory


3) Pretty Little Liars series, by Sara Sheppard


4) Insatiable, by Meg Cabot (Don't judge by the cover, it's a book that tears Twilight apart - hilarious)


5) The Eight, by Katherine Neville


6) My Name is Memory, by Ann Brashares


7) I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, by Tucker Max (I'm personally not a fan, but I hear that his books are good beach reads so...blah)


8) Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, by Jennifer Saginor (Because really, where else is reading this going to be acceptable?)



9) I am Number Four, by "Pittacus Lore"


10) Digital Fortress, by Dan Brown


19 comments:

  1. I love your whole list!! I just finished Digital Fortress a week or so ago. LOVE I am Number Four (Cant wait for Legacy of Nine), My Name is Memory (i thought that was going to have a sequel :[). I have The Other Boleyn Girl on my shelf at home, and I'm wanting to start the Stephanie Plum series.
    Great list!
    Here is my Top Ten!

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    1. Stephanie Plum is hysterical and super fast reads!

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  2. I think I agree with about half of your list! I'm also not a Tucker Max fan and I think Dan Brown's books have run their course. I can't make it through another one!

    I've never read the Stephanie Plum books, but I've heard they are great fun! I may have to see for myself. :-)

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    1. At least Dan Brown books are quick reads and keep you entertained, which is the point of beach reads. They aren't for everyone though =)

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  3. The only problem with reading any kind of Stephanie Plum novel in a public setting is the strange looks that you get from people for laughing hysterically out loud at inappropriate times. Love those books, and love that they still have the power to make me giggle during re-reads.

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    1. Same! I read the whole series for the first time in about a month and was always cracking up!

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  4. I agree with you on I Am Number Four. Awesome list! :D

    Drop by my Top 10?

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  5. Love your opening and your list. Thanks for a chuckle and some good suggestions.

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  6. I'll admit to finding parts of "I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell" hilarious (but feeling kinda guilty about it), but I definitely wouldn't call myself a Tucker Max fan. I've had enough after one book and I think I would find anymore of his stuff boring.

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    1. In undergrad, my roommates and I would do dramatic readings of passages when we were bored. I think that's the only time that book is acceptable.

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  7. Great choices. I am gonna add to my already LONG tbr pile!! Come check mine too:

    Here is my Top Ten post!

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  8. I am number 4 and pretty little liars were such great reads!!
    My TTT; http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/06/top-ten-tuesday-beach-reads.html

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    1. Pretty Little Liars is far too addicting!

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  9. Ohh The Eight! That's a good book! As is Digital Fortress. Great list!

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    1. I LOVE The Eight, it's so clever!

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  10. I LOVE the Stephanie Plum series for light reading. They are so darn funny.

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