Tuesday 11 June 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: top ten beach reads

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week's top ten topic just makes me long to be on a beach reading! I can't actually remember the last time I lay on a beach reading, perhaps in the north of Scotland somewhere at some point? Anyway, in my usual fashion, I'm recommending beach read authors this week rather than just their books. I think that a beach read should be something which doesn't alwasy require your full attention, because lets face it, youre on a beach in the sunshine, enjoying a lovely holiday too, so I'm recommending some authors that have fabulous fun-filled reads that I think fall into the 'beach reads' catagory...

1. Rebecca Chance. Her books are filled with wild characters, and whilst they may take up quite a bit of room in your suitcase, the only other thing you will have to worry about it emitting gasps at all the drama between the covers!

2. Jane Costello. You know I love her, and she will make you laugh, maybe cry a little, but all of her characters are so easy to identify with, you'll be sure to enjoy her books anywhere!

3. Paige Toon. Another author I've been mentioning a lot on the blog recently. This particular author seems to specialise in escapism and so makes the perfect holiday accompaniment!

4. Sophie Kinsella. A chick-lit queen! What more do I have to say?

5. Lindsey Kelk. You can't go wrong with her in your beach bag! And what's more, her books aren't too weighty so you won't have to worry about your luggage allowance, there's room for the whole 'I Heart...' collection!

6. Marian Keyes. Another chick-lit legend, best not to leave home without her!

7. Mia March. Her debut novel was absolutely fabulous and set by the sea too, so the perfect beach accompanyment! Her next novel is out this summer and features Colin Firth so this is defenitely a top beach author choice!

8. Lauren Weisberger. If you have't read any of her books, you can expect more high drama than you can shake a stick at. With her new novel coming out next month, definitely another one to add to the holiday reading pile!

9. Danielle Steel. I find her novels super easy to read. She seems able to fit a long time period into the sapce of a normal length novel, definitely a bonue when space is an issue!

10. Carmen Reid. The last author on my list is no-less fun than all the rest. If you are looking for something to entertain you for the duration of your time away, go for the whole of the Annie Vaelntine series, although 'Did the Earth Move?' is one of my personal favourites...


  1. I absolutely love your list! I love Carmen Reid, Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes and Paige Toon!

  2. Great choice of books. I only discovered Rebecca Chance last year but I loved Killer Heels and Bad Angels.

    I also have The Wish List and The Longest Holiday in my summer TBR pile.

    1. I only discovered her last year too-but she's fabulous! Hearing her read her own book was fab too! They are great choices for summer, I reakon they make the perfect pair!!

  3. I don't read much of this genre but I may start it this summer, some of these look great.
    Lovely list

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    1. Thanks! These are some of my favourite authors! Great for keeping you company on the beach!

  4. I always try to read lighthearted “feel good” books during summer. I leave my heavy, deep and real reading for the fall and winter months. There are quite a few books on your list that match my summer reading criteria perfectly, thanks for sharing! My summer recommendation is “The Facebook Diet” by author Gemini Adams (http://www.unplugseries.com/). In The Facebook Diet the author presents 50 hilarious cartoons clearly indicating Facebook addictions and ways to overcome this habit and Unplug with a “Digital Detox”. The cartoons are in-your-face-funny and the text accompanying them is witty and oh-so-true that I was grinning, laughing, and nodding my head at each page as I thought, “Yes, I do this…..” Hope you will give it a read!