top ten tuesday: beach bag books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, a fun way to get yourself thinking and sharing about books and bookish things.

June 3: top ten beach bag books

This week’s TTT topic has me back on the bandwagon, because:

That’s RIGHT I’m going to Hawaii in August!!!!!! For the birth of my first niece. I’m so excited! And of course I’m already thinking about what books I’m going to bring. I likely won’t bring 10, but here’s what I’m thinking about choosing fromย (not counting the ebooksย on my iPad, which I’m definitely bringing along):

  1. Driven by Donald Driver
  2. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
  3. Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
  4. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  5. Zone One by Colson Whitehead
  6. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
  7. We Need to talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  8. Midnight in Peking by Paul French
  9. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  10. Perhaps treat myself to a new book!

Disclaimer: I never seem to have/make any time to read while visiting family, so no promises I’ll even make it through one whole book while on that trip, ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Although there will be a lot of time on the planes to and from for reading.

What’sย going in your beach bag this summer?

14 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: beach bag books

  1. What a wonderful trip you have to look forward to. I hope to read The Bean Trees this summer as well. I started The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay a while ago, but have not yet managed to finish it. It is great, but very dense. With Chabon, I always feel like you have to pay attention to every single word he writes.

  2. I never seem to have time to read on trips either, especially if there is a lot of family involved. With the kids, sometimes I can sneak away during naptime, but often I just fall asleep, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve heard We Need to talk About Kevin is a page turner! And I thought I had Bean Trees on my shelf but I guess I was wrong. Hope you can get to at least one. And HAWAII!!!! Which island?

    • Oahu! My brother and sister-in-law live in Honolulu, a few blocks from Waikiki Beach. Bro goes to school at the University (master’s in food science). We do plan on some touristy stuff (my parents and I are coordinating our travel so we’re all there together and we’re renting a car) but no island hopping… we are there for the arrival of the baby, after all. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait!

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