Sunday, August 12, 2012

Beach Blanket Reads

Sorry for the delay with this post, storms in the area knocked out my internet again!

Unfortunately the summer is winding down but there is still plenty of time to hit the beach and savor a good book.  When most people think of beach reads, they traditionally picture an epic romance or a guilty pleasure read.  I polled the BWOBNY crew to see what books they tote with them.

Jess P. loves to pack fluffy reads such as the "Shopaholic' series by Sophie Kinsella or anything by chic-lit author Emily Giffin.

Naomi likes to bring a mix of fluff and substance to the Outer Banks, she enjoys filling her beach bag with middle-grade fantasy books and Bertrand Russel's philosophical works.

Rachel just got back from the beautiful beaches at Long Beach Island, where I'll be headed very soon and she read the middle-grade book, "Out of My Mind," by Sharon Draper and "11/22/63" by Stephen King.  However she also took "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green with her but felt it was "too depressing" for the beach.

Rebecca normally loads up her beach bag with fluffy reads from the YA or middle-grade section but this past summer she found herself bringing along a lot of high fantasy novels.

As for me, I like to bring something light and fun but is lengthy which requires a little more time to read than I normally have.  This year, I'm bringing "A Discovery of Witches," by Deborah Harkness.  I also always bring one Baby-Sitters Club book with me too.  I pick between any one of the books where the girls visit Sea City: "Boy Crazy Stacey," "Mary-Ann and Too Many Boys," or "Sea City, Here We Come."  I'm leaning towards the Mary Ann book this year.

What about you guys?  What books are filing up your beach bags?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

any Louis Lamour is the best...just re-read "Last of the Breed"....very good