Top Ten Tuesday!


June 12, 2012 by thebookslayer

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Summer means Beach time or ever heading down to a lake. Nothing beats sitting back and relaxing while enjoying the sun and hopefully a warm breeze. I love having a good book on hand to read, even if I don’t get the chance due to children, while relaxing in a beach chair or sunbathing on a towel.
As luck would have it this weeks Top Ten is all about books I would recommend for down by the Beach. I like my beach reads to be something I can read fast and it’s easy to follow.  Or one that is fun with some fluff.  I typically don’t like something so intense that I can’t put it down to enjoy the view.  Although, the books do have to be compelling enough to want to continue reading.  These types of books for me can range from 5 to 3 star ratings. Hopefully you can find one that sound good to you.
Top Ten Beach Books I would Recommend

1. Great Read Anytime

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

Angelfall by Susan Ee
If you have not read this book then really you just need to read it. Trust me it is awesome and it won’t matter if you read it at the Beach or in a reading chair at home. Those of you that have read this book would probably love to re-read it at the Beach or on a Lake.

2. All in the Family

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
This book is great for kids of all ages or a book you want to read with your children. It has Greek Mythology tied in and plenty of water to add to the Beach atmosphere. This is also great for adults too.

3. Young Adult – Mystery/Supernatural

Deadly Little Secret (Touch, #1)
Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Great young adult book. I think it is also great for adults as well. It is about a girl named Camelia who meets Ben, this mysterious guy from school. There is a pull between them that they can’t seem to deny. Strange things start happening to her around the time Ben shows up. The question on her mind is: is Ben responsible or is there someone else messing with her? Great little love story with a mysterious/supernatural twist.
4. Contemporary Romance

Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley
This series is hilarious. The heroines are hilarious and it great watching them make their bad boys run in circles around them. Don’t worry there is plenty of suspense to keep you guessing.

5. Historical Romance

Secrets of A Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
The Wallflowers are a group of girls who decide to ban together in the hopes that with a little help all of they can all find a husband. These women may be wallflowers but they have the determination to catch some of the most sought out men of the ton. Light easy read that will keep you captivated to the end.

6. Hunk’a’Hunk of Burning Love

Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1)
Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
Hot! Hot! Hot! This book is on Fire and you will need water close by to cool off. The story line was great with plenty of sugar and spice.  We get to take a look backstage at the rock and roll band The Sinners. This story is about Brian Sinclair and his muse Myrna Evans. These two look like night and day but when the lights go out the music they make is extraordinary.

7. Mystery / Thriller

The Beach House
The Beach House by James Patterson & Peter de Jonge
If you do like intense mystery thriller’s for the Beach than I suggest this book. It had plenty of twist and turns and an ending I never saw coming. This book is about a brother who is trying to find the reason and person behind his brother’s murder. He knows that his brother death was not an accident and is willing to use his law degree to and anything or anyone he has to in order for justice to be served.

8. Paranormal Romance

Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1)
Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
The Undead series is fluffy and funny. I have enjoyed it. If you are looking for a fast/easy read about Vampires with tons of comedy then this book is for you. Betsy Taylor dies in a car accident with chipped toe nail polish and pj’s on. She wakes up to find that her stepmother has taken her expensive shoes and she is jobless. Watching Betsy fit into the world of the undead is quite funny but don’t where he black knight, Sinclair, is there to save the day.

9. Pirates & Fantasy 

A Ranger's Tale
A Ranger’s Tale by Mysti Parker
Our hero is mix between Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings. I am series this man is a half  elf and ex-pirate. Do I really need to describe anything else about the book. I mean who doesn’t want an excuse to have that man running through your mind? lol  It is a bitter sweet story about how love can conquer all and let me tell you love has a whole lot to conquer during this book.

10. Steampunk

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1)
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
This book has all kinds of awesome in it. Susan Dennard spins a tale about magic, hunters and zombies. The world is easy to understand and you will be sucked in from the beginning. Eleanor Fitt is out to find her brother while taking care of a dark spirit her mother allowed into the world of the living. She actually finds help from an unlikely group of misfits, The Spirit Hunters. This book will keep you guessing and provide many laughs throughout.
Now you have some of my recommendations for Beach reads, what book would you recommend?


3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday!

  1. I love Undead Series and the Percy Jackson books! I have to check out Rock chick, it sounds like my kind of chick lit

  2. marissa says:

    I'm excited to check these out. you always have a few new ones for me. And I totally agree with Percy Jackson at the beach 🙂 marissa

  3. Hey,Thanks so much for sharing!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Rock Chick series!! Also Love the Wallflowers-Lisa Kleypas and Olivia Cunning!! Added AngelFalls to my TBR pile. Have a great day!! 🙂

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