Top Ten Tuesday

It’s that time of the week Top Ten Tuesday brought to you by the Broke and The Bookish click here to check out what their Top Ten  Beach  Reads are

Top Ten Beach Reads

I don’t often go to the beach seeing as how I live in the desert but, we did have this water park called  The Beach that went out of business about 6 years ago. The owners mismanaged funds so yeah. But I digress..

Here are my top Ten Beach Reads click on the each book  title  to find out more

As usual in no particular order

10. Confessions of  a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

So cute an fun and laugh out loud funny

9.Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella

Not as funny as Shopaholic but just as sweet and fun

8. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

I love this book it’s so wrong because I root for the cheaters but yeah I love it.

7. Anything by Mary-Higgins Clark

I know these are murder mystery’s but they are really light. I just feel like I should read these on vacation.

6. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

This is going down as one of my favorite books EVER! Could there be a better way to enjoy this book about teen beauty pageant contestants that crash on a desert island than by reading it on a beach?  Umm no the answer is no.

5. Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky Series book #1) By Sarah Strohmeyer

 Very light reading with no message or serious events. It’s all fun, outrageous, silly hijinks and just enough of a mystery to keep you engaged.

4. Social Crimes and One Dangerous Lady (Jo Slater series) by Jane Stanton Hitchcock)

I actually listened to both of these in audio format and the narrator just made them even better.  These books are about Jo Slater who is the definition of a socialite until her husband dies and leaves all the money to  a younger woman. Jo falls far and,wants revenge so, she goes after the woman who destroyed her perfect life.  These books are snarky, witty, and funny also nothing gets too serious so they remain fun.

3. The Agatha Raisin books by M.C Beaton

I love everything about these books. They are set in the English Cotswolds and revolve around a sleepy little English village. They all contain a murder that needs solving and Agatha always wants to solve it but they are more than that. The people who live in the village are recurring characters and add so much color to the stories. I don’t think I will ever get tired of this series.

2.  The Goldy Bear series By Diane Davidson-Mott

I feel the same about these books as I do  the Agatha Raisin books. There isn’t anything deep or profound here but they are very funny and entertaining. Plus these contain recipes for all the food mentioned in the book (Goldy is a caterer)

1. Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding

I feel like I should read this book either during Christmas or in the middle of summer. I think that’s because of the movie but either way it’s an excellent light summer read.

Yes I know I cheated by using a couple of series but I cheat it’s a thing I do so get used to it.

Until Next Time

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND!

So you know what this is by now right? No? OK well this is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They present a topic and we list our top ten choices within that topic. This week we get to go back and pick any of the past topics we liked and use it. I picked 2 different topics and split my 10 in to 2 groups of 5.  First Up…

Top Ten Books I can’t believe I’ve never read

Here they are in no particular order

5. Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte

I feel like I talk about this book so often you would think I would have read it 10 times over. I keep picking it up and getting 40 or so pages in and then putting it down. I don’t really know why or if I will ever actually read it but it’s so on the short list.

4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I can’t say why I haven’t read it since my mom keeps going on and on and on about how much she loves it. I think I may be scared of the Brontes.

3. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

This movie has some serious childhood memories attached to it. I love the movie and I watch it whenever it comes on. I also find myself quoting lines in my everyday life. So why haven’t I read it you ask? Because I’m scared. What if I hate the book or it’s so good I start disliking parts of the movie! AHHH!  As God is my witness I will read this book.

2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

I feel pretty much the same about this book as I do Gone with the Wind. I love this movie it holds a special place in my movie heart and I might feel differently after I read the book but, I will read it this year.

1. North and South by John Jakes

When I tell you that this is yet another movie that sort of defined my adolescence you are going to think that my parents only exposed me to things with serious race issues attached and, well you would kind of be right! But  that’s a topic for another time. This miniseries was MAJOR in my life and yet I haven’t read the books.

Second Choice is…

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations

5. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

I know a lot of people thought Kate Hudson was the wrong choice for Darcy but, I love Hudson so it worked for me. I read the book first and really liked it and the movie was jut as enjoyable. I don’t think they are going to do the sequel but I would love to see it if they do.

4. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

I liked the book better than the  movie mostly because of the ending. But the movie had all the fashion! I would just die if I got to walk around in the Vogue accessories closet.

3. The Body In The Library By Agatha Christie

I really love Miss Marple books and I have read quit a few but this was my first and favorite. I read the book years ago and then recently stumbled upon the movies on Netflix. I think my favorite part is Geraldine McEwan who plays Marple, she is exactly as I imagined her,

2.  Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

I watched the movie first and so went into the book thinking I knew what I was going to get. Boy was I wrong. They are so different. The have the same basic premise and the names are the same but that’s about it. They were both really funny and I can’t decide which one I love more.

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I love this book, I love the 1995 film version and, I love the 2005 film version . Colin Firth will always be my favorite Darcy but Matthew Macfadyen is like really sexy so. Yeah I love everything that has to do with Pride and Prejudice end of discussion.