Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Sandy toes and ocean waves: Top Ten Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the BookishThis week's topic is: Top Ten Recommended Beach Reads.

I am a bit of a sun dodger in the summer, but I do love being by the sea, and beach + book is never a bad way to spend an afternoon!

1. Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie

Holiday murders and the heat of the desert.

2. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson

One of my favourite road trip books!

3. Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin

Short, snappy chapters and lots of fun characters.

4. The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han

A nice beach-themed read.

5. The Rehearsal - Eleanor Catton

Blurring the lines of truth amongst a group of high school girls.

6. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides

Delicious and absorbing.

7. The Boyfriend List - E. Lockhart

A quick, fun read perfect for a sunny day!

8. Five on a Treasure Island - Enid Blyton

The ultimate in beach-side adventures, where the kids have their own island to play on to their hearts' content.

9. Riding The Magic Carpet: A Surfer's Odyssey to Find the Perfect Wave - Tom Anderson

This is a little bit of a cheat, because I just received this book for my birthday, but it seems like exactly the kind of thing to read by the sea!

10. You could always have a snooze! (Remember the sun cream.)


  1. The Boyfriend List has been on my to read list forever. I really have to get to it this summer and the beach seems like a perfect place for it!

  2. Great list with a nice mixture. I'll have to take a second look at Tales of the City.

  3. I've never read The Virgin Suicides, seen the movie, but not read the book. I think I'm going to do something about that this summer:) And the Tom Anderson book looks cool as well:)

  4. I love our shared enthusiasm for Amy & Roger =) I wouldn't have guessed Virgin Suicides could be a summer read. I LOVED Middlesex, but haven't managed to finish VS, although I've tried twice. Perhaps I was reading it in the wrong season? ;-)

  5. I like your list a lot, yay for Roo! And I really want to read Amy & Roger and The Virgin Suicides now


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