Top Ten Beach Reads!

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This feature is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish once a week and it’s loads of fun. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Beach Reads!

For me, a great beach read is one that doesn’t require a lot of focus. I don’t know about you, but the handful of times that I’ve actually been on a beach I was distracted constantly. Maybe if I lived closer to the shore rather than in the middle of the desert I would be used to the hustle and bustle of the place. As it stands now, the only books that I’ve managed to keep my attention off of the beautiful ocean were fun and light – no hardcore fantasies for this girl in the sand, I wouldn’t get past the first page.

All of these appealed to me because, you guessed it, they were FUN. My favorite on the list is probably Dealing with Dragons (note the Dragon Obsession category in my menu) but it’s more than just a love for dragons that draws me to that series – it is also a great fairytale and adventure. It’s one of those that you pick up again and again over the years and eventually share with your kids.

 Any of these make your list? :-)

by Niki Hawkes

26 comments on “Top Ten Beach Reads!

  1. I haven’t heard of Dealing with Dragons- I’ll have to look it up sometime. Agreed that Morganville Vampires and Beautiful Disaster are good, addictive summer reads. Great picks!


  2. The Selection and Glass Houses would definitely make my list, easy, fun reading is always good for the beach! Only made it to book 7 on the Morganville Vamps series though…I should really try to finish them but got a bit bored. Wings and Hex Hall sound great! I’ll be putting them on my To-Read pile.


    • Hex Hall is one of my favorites reads this year. It’s definitely worth your time, especially if you liked The Selection. I only made it to book four in Morganville but it’s one I actually read and enjoyed on the beach, LOL. I’ll get back to it eventually too. :-)


  3. Ahh, yes!! Poison would be a fantastic beach read. Loved that book. And I actually bought Hex Hall a while ago but haven’t started it yet… definitely going to have to remedy that soon!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)


  4. Dealing with Dragons is one of those books I think I might have read, years ago. Which means it’s on my To-Read list, near the bottom.
    Because you can never read too many books about dragons… or cats… or zombies…


  5. I’ve been thinking about Dealing with Dragons a lot lately! I loved it when I was younger, but it’s been so long I think it merits a re-read. The problem is I’m getting such a long to-reread list that I’m not sure how I’ll fit it in with all the books I want to read for the first time. But maybe sometime.


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