Top Ten Tuesday (6/12/2012)

Top Ten Books I’d Recommend As Good Beach Reads

This is perfect since I am leaving in two days for a Florida vacation.  Granted I am also stocking up on reads for 4 days of driving (2 there and 2 back).  But for me the best beach reads are fun.

1. The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins – Easy but so not brain numbing.  Be warned you need to have Catching Fire in your bag for when you are finished.

The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set

2. Stardust by Neil Gaiman – If you are in the mood for fairy-tale-like magic.


3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – But only if your sunglasses cover your eyes and hide the crying.

Water for Elephants: A Novel

4. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa – Because nothing says summer like inventing a whole new fairy court. OK not really but it is super cool.

The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)

5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – You know there is a movie coming out.  I may or may not have watched the trailer 100 times.

Les Miserables

6. Delirium By Lauren Oliver – because every list needs a dystopian love story.


7. Room – Difficult topic, interesting voice and certain to have you seeking people who have read it to talk with.

Room: A Novel

These next three I have not read but are on my to read list this summer

8. Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale. June 19

Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

9. The Age of Miracles  by Karen Thompson Walker. June 26

The Age of Miracles: A Novel

10.Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. July 10, 2012

Shadow of Night: A Novel

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (6/12/2012)

  1. How have I not been to your blog before? Seriously you have awesome, varied taste. I LOVE THAT.

    Like, all of these books I am nodding my head going, yes, yes, yes. And that goes for both Les Miserables AND The Hunger Games and The Iron King.

    Fantastic list!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

    1. Thanks. I try to mix it up but more and more my reading life has been eaten by YA.

      And Books + Wine = Fabulous! 🙂

    1. I hate that. I try to keep sequels close at hand. I really hate waiting for them to be published, ahem, Requiem.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Thanks! Beach reads are hard for me because it is the one time I get to read a lot and want to make the most of it. On the other hand all I really want to do is flip through magazines.

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