Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a community of bloggers all create posts around a common theme. Everyone is welcome to get involved. Feel free to join in!


Today’s topic is: Top Ten Beach Reads 

I’m going on a beach vacation next month. I haven’t been anywhere tropical in nearly two years and I miss the heat, the humidity, and the pretty palm trees. Oh, and the seven days of practically uninterrupted reading time!

Here are the ten books I’m bringing on my next beach vacation:

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane

This books just looks like such fun. A bookstore that is open all day and all and night and has some secrets.

Room by Emma Donoghue

A book from the perspective of a young child loving his life even though he and his mother lives in captivity. This book won so many awards and I’ve been hearing about it for years. I’m excited to finally read it.

A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install

Robots and humans, an exploration of friendship and relationships. This book looks like a really fun and interesting read. Plus I love the cover!

The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

Mysterious women, abandoned children, historical fiction. Plus, a really neat cover.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

It’s by Neil Gaiman. Enough said? I’ve been wanting to explore this one for a while.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I’ve heard so much about this book! It sounds so intense. Two classes of people, red bloods and silver bloods and a girl who has the poor blood but somehow has the powers of the silver elite. Rebellions, intrigue. I can’t wait.

Yield the Night & Reap the Shadows by Annette Marie

The third and fourth books in the Steel & Stone series. Piper has survived a trip to hell. She wants her magic but to get it back she has to help radicals rid the world of daemons.

The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

This one promises to be a cute, fun read. London dancing master Alec moves with his mother and sister to a remote village –that has outlawed dancing. In classic Footless style, he finds an ally in the matriarch’s daughter.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Agatha is the mistress of mystery. And I’ve heard so any good things about this book. A whole group of people on a secluded island being murdered one by one. Who done it?!


I really don’t know how many of these are your typical beach reads. They are just the books that I’m saving for my vacation because they are a good mix of genres and are in either paperback or ebook. 

Have you ready any of these books? What are you favourite beach reads? 

  1. Awesome variety!! Definitely a good idea to balance between hard copies and ebooks. The humidity change from Calgary to… well, *anywhere* else has ruined may a book. Ebooks fare much better and let you bring that extra pair of flip flops!
    Where are you going for your next beach vacation? 😀

Leave a Reply