Summer reading

Posted 30 June, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 6 Comments

This week, I’m hanging out at the beach. It’s beautiful here: white sand dunes, wild sea oats blowing in the wind, loggerhead turtles and dolphins swimming in the ocean. A perfect time to get some reading done. And I have. When I first got here, I read two books (SMOKIN’ SEVENTEEN and MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN) and a pile of magazines in two days. But now, I’m stuck. I can’t seem to get into another book. WHY?!?! I DNF-ed two and am perilously close to giving up on another one because the main character is annoying me (she’s one of those snarky, uses-grand-hand-gestures, and speaks-super-fast-because-the-author-thinks-that’s-how-all-teens-talk chicks. Uhg.).


I have my Kindle but nothing on it looks appealing at the moment. Luckily, there is (spotty) internet service so I can always buy a book through Whispernet. What I need are good beach-worthy suggestions. Nothing too dark or depressing. Nothing that involves too much thinking — brain candy books are what I need. Humor is a plus as is action. YA, urban fantasy, fun mysteries or chick lit would all suit, I think.


Any suggestions? Please, help a girl out! Thanks and happy reading!

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6 Responses to “Summer reading”

  1. Kristan suggests The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. It’s a whole jumble of genres (scifi, mystery, literary, humor) but mostly it’s just a big ball of fun. Like Doctor Who!

    We ALL recommend The Host by Stephenie Meyer. (Better than Twilight.) And Lips Touch by Laini Taylor (magical and dark). And The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (YA contemp).

  2. Have lots of fun at the beach.
    I’m blank and I can’t seem to think of a suggestion.

    So… what about The Mediator series by Meg Cabot? It’s set on a beach town 😛

    Or maybe the Cupcake Queen, which is just cute and fluffy and has cupcakes?

  3. YAY BEACH!!!! Super jealous of you Mary, I would love to be at the beach right now:) I just finished Smokin Seventeen and really enjoyed it, those books are always just silly and make me laugh. Have you read Wicked Appetite with Diesel? That one was really good I thought.

    In terms of YA, have you read Raised By Wolves and Trial By Fire? I just finished Trial By Fire and LOVED it, so I highly recommend those 2. There not light and fluffy, but they’re really good.

  4. Not sure if you have read any of these, but here are some fun titles… “Audrey, Wait!”, “Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys”, “All-American Girl”, “Death by Bikini”, “Bras & Broomsticks”, “Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom” (hilarious), “My Fair Godmother”, “Lovestruck Summer”

    Hope one of these works for you! <3 Have a great time at the beach!

  5. You all are awesome! I think I’ve only read a couple of those suggestions. How fabulous–more fabulousness to add to my reading. THANK YOU!! 🙂
    Happy reading,
    Mary @ Book Swarm