Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: My Beach Bag is Full of Books


I love reading at the beach or while floating in the pool! I live about thirty minutes away from a cute little lake beach, and I'm hoping to go a couple of times this summer, and I have a pool in my back yard where I will hopefully get a lot of reading and sunning done, if the weather cooperates that is. So here are ten books on my TBR that I think would be great to take to the pool or beach.

 

1. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie
My first beach read of the summer was Christie's And Then There Were None which I really enjoyed. I love Christie's mysteries and think they make great beach reads because they are so entertaining and hard to put down, I just get totally engrossed in them which is the kind of read you need at the beach.

2. The Sky is Everywhere, Jandy Nelson
I'll Give You the Sun is my favorite book of the year so far, so I am really eager to read Nelson's first novel. I know it will be emotional, but I think summer is a great time to read emotional books.

3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Sanenz
I tend to read more contemporaries in the summer than the fall and winter, and I have been hearing great things about this one for a very long time.

 
4. A Room with a View, E.M. Forster 
This is a classic coming of age and self-discovery story that I think would be perfect for the summer. The story takes place during an over-seas vacation, and there is a romance- perfect for summer.

5. Just One Day, Gayle Forman
Another coming of age/self-discovery novel that takes places in Europe. Since I'm not doing any major traveling this summer, I will have to read about it to get my fill. 

6. Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
Yet another adventure novel, I think this one will be perfect to read at the beach, or anywhere outside, as it is all about breaking out of the confines of society and material life and living in the wild. 

 

7. Juliet Immortal, Stacey Jay
I bought this one as a summer read last year, but never got to it. This is a Romeo and Juliet retelling and the first in a dualology. This one sounds full of tragic romance and seems like it will be a quick, light read.

8. Travels with my Aunt, Graham Greene
Another traveling classic that begs to be read in the summer. This one is supposed to be rather funny, and is a memoir. I loved The End of the Affair by Greene so I am eager to read more of his works.  

9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future for You, Brian K. Vaughan, Georges Jeanty, and Joss Whedon
I picked this one up used at my library for like fifty cents! I plan to read a lot of graphic novels this summer as I like to get them from my library, and I am home for the summer and once again close to my library. I love Buffy, and I think graphic novels are perfect summer pool or beach reading, as you can read them in an hour or less usually. 

 
10. Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Caroline Keene 
I think this series would be a great reread for pool reading, as they are engaging mysteries and quite quick to get through. I recently picked up a couple of the new Nancy Drew covers so I am hoping to give them a reread this summer by the pool. 

What's in your beach bag? What books are you drawn too in the summer? 

20 comments:

  1. The Sky is Everywhere and Aristotle and Dante will both take your breath away. I hope you enjoy both stories as much as I did.

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    1. I know I will love them both! Glad to hear you loved them!
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  2. I haven't read any of these! I definitely want to read the Buffy graphic novels though! Great list :)

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  3. The Sky Is Everywhere is an amazing read. I highly recommend it. :-) My TTT

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  4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe has been on my TBR list since it was publishes (so a pretty long time then...), but I still haven't been able to read it! I really need to find it from my local bookstore or book depository or somewhere :D Great list!

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    1. I have had it since the paperback release! So I know how you feel. I'm hoping to get to it soon!
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  5. Well, Murder On The Orient Express is a great favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy it! And I hadn't seen the new Nancy Drew covers. How very vintage! A few years ago, I started rereading some Nancy Drew books. I need to get back to that. Enjoy your summer reading!

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    1. I think the new Nancy Drew covers are so cute! I'm sure I will love Murder on the Orient Express!
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  6. I should add a couple of Agatha Christie books for the summer. I read The Secret of the Old Clock last year. It was as good as I remembered. Happy summer reading.

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    1. Christie is a great summer read! Glad to hear Nancy Drew stands up to the test of time!
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  7. I keep hearing fantastic things about Aristotle and Dante, and it's now on my to read list. Juliet Immortal is gorgeous but also heartbreaking, I can't wait to hear what you think of it. I love your choices.
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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed Juliet Immortal! I haven't heard that much about it.
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  8. The Sky is Everywhere is such a beautiful story! I hope you love it!

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    1. I'm thinking I will love it! Nelson is an amazing writer.
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  9. Those new Nancy Drew cover are interesting. I like that they are updating them, even as I still have a soft spot for some of those vintage cover. Some of them just have such a fun sense of mystery about them. :)

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    1. I know what you mean, I still love the old covers too and can still remember the covers of the ones I owned as kid. (I'm really kicking myself for getting rid of them!)
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  10. I read The Sky is Everywhere a couple of weeks ago and it was SO GOOD. I was a sobbing mess at the end of it. Jandy Nelson is a genius.

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    1. Ah! I know it is going to be emotional but I can't wait to experience its beauty!
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