If you know me a little you know I never read at the beach. Quite frankly I hardly ever go to the beach unless it is for a walk, but certainly not to read. For someone who grew up at in a sea town with lots of beach, that is quite something. I just don’t care for sun burns and sand crawling everywhere.
So when this prompt for beach reads comes up on Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish in preparation for the Summer as it did last year, I never know quite what to make of it. I see beach reads often as contemporaries or mystery type of books. And we all know I hardly ever read those.
So for today I am making a list of my top books from my shelves that I think might be great reads for on the beach. These can be books I read or that are still on my TBR.
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
A quick and fun read. And hey, you’ll have something in common. You’re both surrounded by sand.
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
A great place to start for Brandon Sanderson, I hope. It’s a lot thinner than his other books so why not take it to the beach with you. And the cover looks quite cooling. Of course the next book in the series doesn’t, but we’re not talking about that.
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
A huge book, but if you can find some shadow or have a parasol, I’m sure it’s great to bury yourself in. And hey, at the very least you can pretend there is a wind on those wind still, super hot days with this book. If you flap it around it might actually give you one.
- The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Another big one, but a good read. And it might help you with getting some shadows.
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
I’d rather be under a sky, but I’ve been told it is a good dystopian read.
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Because on hot days you need a wave or two. And it’s a good read.
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Because I know I would be vicious if I had to spend the day at the beach…
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Wouldn’t you rather be in a book store?
- Starters and Enders by Lissa Price
Because I know that once this beach day starts I’ll want it to end…