Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!

Top Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads
Personally, I will probably not be going to the beach.  1. The hubby and I are definitely more "mountain people" than "beach people."  2. Even if I went to the beach, I'd not be lounging in the sun reading.  I'm a redhead who burns in about 2.5 minutes.  3. Summer is so crazy busy at my work place... when I do take a long weekend over my wedding anniversary in July, I just want something easy and non-crowded... like a small mountain hideaway.  But but but!  I do work in a library, and we definitely get the question:  what book(s) should I take to the beach?  I'm going stereotypical in this list:  light & fluffy.

The Summer I Became a Nerd
1. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller.  Summer setting + fantastic lol snarky conversations + comic books/rpg gaming.

A Magic Dark and Bright (The Asylum Saga, #1)
2. A Magic Dark & Bright by Jenny Perinovic.  This book has two things going for it:  an engrossing plot + summer setting!

The Secret Life of Bees
3. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.  Ohmygoodness how much do I just love this book?  Plus standalone + summer setting + coming-of-age.

Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year
4. Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer.  Perfect for teens about to head off to college + style of writing (graphic novel meshed with zine) makes it easy to put down & pick up as time allows.

Wake (Watersong #1)
5. Wake by Amanda Hocking.  Summer setting + MERMAIDS.  (I really like mermaids.)

45 Pounds (More or Less)
6. 45 Pounds by K.A. Barson.  Summer setting + main character triumphing over diversity.

7. Red by Allison Cherry.  A town inhabited solely by redheads- how much more implausible can you get?  Standalone + rather light.

Little Blue Lies
8. Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch.  Coming-of-age + mob + summer setting.

Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1)
9. Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block.  Romance + carefreeness + lyrical writing + not long or complicated.

At Home in Mitford (Mitford Years, #1)Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
10. For me: At Home in Mitford, Anne of Green Gables... rereads!  Summer is a good time to revisit favorite reads of the past.  Last summer I did a massive reread of the Mitford books; this summer I might just reread all the Anne books.  What would you reread?

1 comment:

  1. Like you, I definitely prefer the mountains more. In my case I'd say that comes from living it Montana.
    This list has quite a few I need to read yet. I totally agree that summer is great for rereads.
    Thanks for sharing your list!