It seems like every year just as the beach season starts, The Broke and The Bookish want to know, what are your Top Ten Beach Reads. This will in fact be my third "beach read" list. This year the topic also specifically asks how YOU define a beach read.
Usually, if a list is repeated or I've done something similar, I'll try not to repeat the books. This time, I'm going to think about what I would want in a beach read and see what makes my top ten this week, even if it was on one of the previous lists. For me, when I want to take something to the beach, I want it to be a page-turner. It doesn't have to be fluff, it could be anything that will keep me engaged. It also needs to be something I can put down at any point and come back to without feeling like I need to catch up. What if I want to take a dip in the water? Or build a sand castle? I don't want to feel like I can't leave the story. In no particular order, my Top Ten Beach Reads.
1. Anything by Sophie Kinsella.
2. The Undead Series, by MaryJanice Davidson
3. The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
4. The Divergent Trilogy, by Veronica Roth
5. A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
6. The Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling
7. The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
8. Anything by Jane Austen
9. The Sookie Stackhouse Series, by Charlaine Harris
10. Redshirts, by John Scalzi
Well, apparently I like taking mostly genre books to the beach.... What are your favourite beach reads?