We are getting ready for our vacation in 2 weeks. I'm looking for some recommendations on night light reads...not really romance books, but a nice book for the beach that isn't too involved. Can anyone recommend anything? Thanks!
A good beach book is engaging and a quick enough read that you can finish most of it on the beach before your sunscreen wears off. A beach book isn't necessarily literature, but a beach book will entertain. This list of top beach books helps you choose an entertaining read that fits your personality, whether you like romance, thrillers or something smart but not too heavy. With these beach books in hand, all you need to remember is your towel and sunscreen.
Serial mysteries are great beach reading for a number of reasons: 1) they are fast paced, 2) they can often be found inexpensively in mass market paperback, and 3) if you like the first novel, there are usually several others in the same formula that you can read.
Some young adult books--books that have interesting stories and compelling characters--are not only good reads for teens, they can also be very enjoyable for adults. If you want to remember what it was like to be young and let your imagination soar, try these young adult books. My favorite is Stardust by Neil Gaiman.
Beach reading, by definition, is not very heavy. It is difficult to contemplate weighty content with sand between your toes and a frisbee flying over your head. But just because you need a fun book for the beach, doesn't mean you have to read something completely fluffy. These eight books were some of the best from the past few years, but they are also light enough to throw in your beach bag. My pick from the list: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
If You Yearn for Romance - Beach Reads to Make You Sweat
There is a fine line between romance novels that make you sigh and those that cross the line into an area that is too cheesy or sexual. If you like reading romance, my suggestion is to stick to the masters of the genre: Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel and Nicholas Sparks. They each release one or more books per year, and they have many older books that you can find in the libary or mass market paperback for next to nothing. Look at these lists to find titles you haven't tried: