I've been away, and didn't prep any ahead of time, so I've missed the past two TTTs hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week I'm ready to tackle and share my top ten beach reads! Admittedly I'm not really a beach person as fair skin and sun never mix well. Plus I don't really have a single type of book that I normally take away with me. My only criteria for holiday reads are that they have to be in paperback, and they have to be something that I can read it either in a couple of days without my brain turning to mush from overwork.
1. The Dead - Howard Linskey
If you like crime, but not too much violence, Howard Linskey's The Dead is a good mob-boss thriller.
2. John Scalzi - Red Shirts
Really funny! I took this on holiday with me last month and it kept me amused while Matt was swimming in the sea.
3. John Dies at the End - David Wong
If you like your holiday reads crazy...
4. Any Tess Gerritsen Book
I think I said it before, but I find Gerritsen books extremely easy to read and very engaging. Great if you don't want to stress out your brain too much, but keep it ticking over with her cleverly plotted crime thrillers.
5. Blood Red Road - Moira Young
Fantastic YA Dystopian. Although you may want to pack the sequel...
6. The Book of Summers - Emylia Hall
This was a lovely read mostly set in rural Hungary. Hall's prose is extremely evocative, so if you're holidaying in a place where the weather isn't great, this is sure to take your imagination to warmer climes.
7. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Be warned, you may loose a few days of your holiday while reading this...
8. 'Salems's Lot - Stephen King
Fun Fact: I read this on a beach in Corfu and a wooden stake washed up beside me!
9. Emma - Jane Austen
I read this in Cyprus. For some reason, I find it a lot easier to read classics while on holiday. Maybe because there are zero distractions?
10. Bossypants - Tina Fey
Although if you're on a cruise, skip the bit about her honeymoon!
Not long after finishing I realised that I could have totally cheated this week. I live about a 10min walk from the beach...a pebble and grey sea beach, but a beach nonetheless! I could have just done a top 10 of what I normally read!
What beach reads would you recommend?