Every Tuesday, The Broke and the Bookish hosts a meme called 'Top Ten Tuesday'
Top Ten Beach Reads (however YOU define a beach read!)
I personally don't do 'beach reads'. I might live in Florida but I don't live by the beach and I haven't been to the beach in years. Sad, I know. If I did go to the beach, it wouldn't be to lay around on a towel and read. I'd be swimming, walking the boardwalk, or out on a boat. So instead of saying 'beach read', I'll just say 'summer read'. And here's the next problem. I don't do 'summer reads' either. I just read whatever I want, whenever I want. I don't set aside books about people vacationing at their beach homes or books about fleeting summer romances. The only time I set aside any specific types of books to read is during October and those are all dark, creepy, ghost stories or horror novels. The rest of the year I just read anything. I can say that I associate summer with camping, swimming, long bike rides, and adventures in nature but I haven't read books like that since I was a kid (The Boxcar Children, My Side of the Mountain, books by Gary Paulson, etc).
So here are the top ten books that I HOPE to read before summer is over.
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Reboot by Amy Tintera
- The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard
- The Program by Suzanne Young
- A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (I really need to finish this book!)
- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (I need to read this entire series soon before Feb 2014)
- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
- The Archived by Victoria Schwab
- The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
(Didn't have time to add pictures today. Busy with class, counseling, and a read-a-thon.)
Feel free to share your TTT in the comments!