Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Beach Reads Week — top ten great beach reads, ten books I plan to read on the beach, ten beach reads for those who don’t like typical ~beach reads~, ten authors who are my go-to for beach reads, etc.”
I went to the beach the 2nd week of May, and this is what I brought:
- A beach book. I don’t want to mess up my nice hardbacks, so I buy a cheap paperback to take out onto the beach. Eon by Alison Goodman – this one was a bust. 😦 It’s a good thing I only paid $0.25 or $0.50 for it.
- An audiobook for the car. I get horrible motion sickness if I try to read while moving (I can’t even rock in a chair while reading!). So, I always bring an audiobook to listen to. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackarey – I finally finished it!!!
- A room book. Once I’ve taken a book out onto the beach and exposed it to sand, water, and sunscreen, I don’t like to read it in the hotel room. The Hollow by Agatha Christie – I was in the middle of reading this, so I brought it with me to read in the hotel room.
- An eBook. I like to read on my iPad in bed. Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham – I decided to put this on hold, in order to focus on another book.
I also brought some back-ups:
- A backup beach book. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – this is the book I ended up reading the most.
- An backup audiobook. Starflight by Melissa Landers – after I finished Vanity Fair, I switched to this (and it was awesome!).
- Or two. Death of a Poison Pen by M. C. Beaton. – I listened to this on the car ride home.
- A backup eBook. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – I became so enthralled in my beach book that I ended up downloading an ebook copy to read in the room.