Hey friends. I'm awful at posting lately. I'm sorry. I've been pretty low and still am, but today's Top Ten Tuesday topic evokes sunny, lazy days, so hopefully it will be a pick-me-up. We're talking about beach books today. I tend to read whatever I am already in the middle of on my infrequent trips to the beach, but I guess I'd say my ideal criteria for beach books are that it's not too heavy and a fast read, and something that you can put down and pick up a lot without losing the plot. I've covered this topic before, so this time I limited it to books that I've read in the last year that I'd consider good 'beach reads':
1. The Diviners by Libba Bray: This one's pretty long, but it moves quickly and I loved it. It's also a little scary, so nice to read at the beach so you won't get too afraid!
2. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert: Covers some heavier topics, but a good beach read because when you're reading about Hawaii, you want to be enjoying some warm sun and cool waves.
3. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan: Fun, romantic, and hilarious. The ideal vacation book.
4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: Also funny and light-hearted. I devoured this in a couple of days.
5. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: A western with a paranormal edge. Quick and captivating. Also note: The second book is due out in 3 months. Squee!!
6. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: This wasn't my favourite of Rowell's books. I had some issues with it; however, I did read the whole thing in three days and it would be a great vacation read because there are wizards and romance.
7-8. To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han: So cute. I fell in love with these books and was completely surprised by how much I enjoyed them.
9. This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki: A graphic novel about two kids at the cottage. What can be more beach-y than that?
10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: A fast-moving, suspenseful read that keeps you wondering.