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The Shopaholic books: I would never consider myself a fan of Chick-Lit books. They are good quick reads and full of laughs but they just don’t appeal to me really. That being said these books are really sweet and funny books that you can whiz through on the beach or on the plane even. Plus if you’re on your hols with other girls then it’s perfect to pass around the group or to mums’/sisters/aunts/cousins etc for them to read too. They appeal to a range of people and are great to dip into for a giggle.
Twilight: Love it or Hate it, it’s a good read. You can pick it up, read a chapter and put it down for a nap, wake up, turn over to rotate the tan line and read a bit more. It’s basically like a Chick-Lit for teens (though not just strictly for teens).
Vampire academy: If you like Twilight then you’ll love these books and then totally forget why you even loved Twilight in the first place because these are possible more awesome because there is all the elements of love, romance, action, scares and sex that Twilight but is rammed up to 11/10. Trust me; you won’t be sorry to read this gem!
Sarah Dessen books: I haven’t read these books but I’ve been loaned a few to read on my Summer holiday this year and been told by several sources that these are definitive summer reads. I’m really looking forward to have a summer read fest with Sarah Dessen’s books.
The time travellers wife: This will have you laughing and weeping and enjoying every page of this wonderfully written tale of a romance that spans decades but isn’t short of drama. A seriously good book.
A good biography: I can’t limit this to one biography because it depends on your personal area of interest but any biography about someone that you admire or find a real interest can keep your brain ticking over and working during those long summer says of doing not much at all. Or if you are stuck inside at work and can only enjoy the idea of summer sun, then a good bit of educational enlightenment can be to solution in my opinion.
A Trashy/Fashion Magazine: Granted this isn’t an ACTUAL book but sometimes you just need a break from reading in between books and I can assure you that on my holiday this year that i’ll have a gossip fashion mag in my beach bag (especially if they have a free book on offer with the issue; or even a free beach bag!)
That’s all I have for these because normally I don’t read much on the beach or on holiday because I find it too hard to read in the sun and usually just listen to some music or don’t sit around for long anyway. I get bored easy so usually read in the car or airport etc.