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


April and May Book Haul

So as I have said before I am a bit on the cheap side so I will rarely have book hauls. I have however started to loosen the purse strings recently in some areas namely books and Backstreet Boys HA!. Here is a teeny tiny little book haul from April and May.

Last month I went to Barnes and Noble to look for Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie but they didn’t have it so instead I picked up Kindred by Octavia Butler. I am most excited about this book. It is unlike anything I have ever read and I may read it this month.


I have no idea why this photo came out blue.

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin. synopsis from Goodreads


The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

I bought this at a thrift store it is in excellent condition. I have wanted to read this for about a year and I look for it every time I go to a used book or thrift store. I have read two other Kinsella’s and they were both really funny. I expect this to be funny as well and really a light read that I can finish up in just a couple of days.

A Deep Dark Secret by Kimberla Lawson Roby

This will be my first Lawson. I have seen a lot about her books especially her Rev Curtis Black series but I have never run across one. I actually picked this up at Big Lot’s for $3.00. I really love deep dark secrets so the title got me.

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

To be honest I never thought about reading this book until I started reading book blogs and watching book vlogs. I keep hearing how great the book is so I picked it up. I don’t know that I will be reading it anytime soon but I will shoot for this year.

Pigs Have Wings by P.G. Wodehouse

I had never heard of Wodehouse until I watched Lesley at Words Of A Reader on YouTube she is st the top of my favorite booketube list.. She often talks about his Jeeves series and how amazing it is. So I saw this and picked it up solely based on Lesley. I didn’t even read the back of the book so I have no idea what it’s about. I know two things it’s not a Jeeves book but, it is a part of another series.

Allrighty that is all for now.

Until Next Time