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Click here to see the upcoming topics!This week we are talking about the top ten books that should be in your beach bag. The beauty of a beach read is that it is different for every one. I personally like mine light and fluffy but with some substance….not too light and fluffy. It needs to have good movement and hold my attention pretty well or else I’ll end up people watching.
In my case, these are books I look forward to reading. If you’ve already finished any of these, post a comment about it! I’ll probably need a forklift rather than a beach bag.
1. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares – So, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series sank its claws into me several years ago. When I consider all The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley books I read as a child, it’s not surprising. When I saw the latest about Lena, Carmen, Tibby, and Bridget, I immediately requested it through HCPL.
2. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen – I just finished Garden Spells by the same author. I anticipate another joyous read.
3. Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff – I’ve been on the waiting list with HCPL for a long time now. Also, Egypt and its royals have long fascinated me. Let’s not forget the Roman aspect!
4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett – It’s reigned on the NYT Best Sellers list for a few years now. I may just dare to put my name on the waiting list.
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson – Another best seller which has compelled people to buy and/or request it repeatedly. Plus, there’s the mystique of the late writer, Stieg Larsson.
6. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks – I haven’t read much in the Fantasy genre. Just the size of my folks’ copy is formidable.Yet, I want to try it sometime this year.
7. Anything by James Patterson – As prolific as this guy is, I’ve yet to read any of his works. I’m open to suggestions!
8. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes – As I write, this tome sets upon my window sill. Someday. . .
9. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer – It’s pretty sad, I’m a woman who reads widely and I’ve not read this best seller. Well, I’ve not read the Southern Vampire series, either.
10. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel – It’s taken me years to read this book simply because I own it. If I had to check it out from the library, I would’ve finished years ago.