YOU GUYS! It has been months and months and months since I have participated in a TTT and I MISS IT like whoa. Stupid busy life and my poor time management skills. Anyways, this week’s topic is top ten beach reads, however I am doing my own little twist. You see, I hate the beach. My biggest phobia is fish. I hate getting wet. SO, the list of books I came up with are books that I would imagine people would enjoy reading at the beach, but for me specifically they were the sorts of books I would read when I would hang out at Tony’s soccer practices (he used to coach one of the youth league teams). They are books that are light and just plain fun.
1. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Why? I actually did read this at one of Tony’s soccer practices and even though it was hot outside and I was probably catching a sun burn, I totally found myself absorbed by Percy Jackson’s introduction and Camp Half Blood. Also, this book is hilarious. RECOMMENDED Y’ALL.
2. Lock And Key by Sarah Dessen
Why? Okay, so this one is not quite AS light as the other books on the list but it is one that I actually did read at soccer practice and one where it was not at all a challenge for me to fall into the world.
3. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Why?: Because who does not like funny, swoonworthy romance while getting some sun?
4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Why?: I can’t even pretend that I did not immediately whip through these books in like a week when I bought the box set but for real, it’s pretty fantastic reading when you have a drink in hand and are trying to decide who is more of a stone cold fox — Eric Northman or Bill whatshisname. Soooooo good.
5. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
Why?: Ninja cheerleaders, yo. As a former cheerleader I am down. ALSO. I am kind of sad this series never really got the love it deserved when it was originally released. These books are hilarious and fun and THERE IS SWOONING and action and laughs. I recommend it if you’ve read Young’s other books.
6. When It Happens by Susane Colasanti
Why?: Good girl and slacker boy get together and oooooo SPARKS! Heck yes! I loved this book when I stole it from my sister during a college break. Like, if you want a nice light romance READ THIS BOOK.
7. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Why?: Good girl and bad boy get together — I am sensing a bit of a theme here. ALAS, this book is hot hot hot. I gobbled it up as I do. And I think you will too if you shove it in your beach bag.
8. The Hero’s Guide To Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
Why?: Because sometimes we all just want a read that is light and fun with no romance but a rag tag group of princes. Or maybe that’s just me?
9. Swim The Fly by Don Calame
Why?: So there is swimming in this book, obviously. And it’s REALLY funny. And one of those books where I would just snap pictures of the hilarious sections. I mean, for real, if you aren’t stuffy and boring you will probably enjoy this book.
10. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Why?: Yo, as you can see with this list if I have to be outside, I want to read books that either make me laugh or make me swoon. Audrey Wait does BOTH. Plus there’s a cat who is the shit.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.