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June 3: Top Ten Books That Should Be In Your Beach Bag or Ten Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag This Summer
Because the beach, with all it’s sun, is not agreeable to my skin, these are more beachy kind of reads–summery, light, and fun.
1. Agnes and the Hitman; Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer. A hitman is sent to protect Agnes, who’s far to busy with wedding planning to deal with people trying to kill her and take the money that may be hidden in her house.
2. Along for the Ride; Sarah Dessen. A girl suffering from her parent’s recent divorce spends the summer in her father’s new house by the beach, and learns how to live without her demanding mother’s presence.
3. Bet Me; Jennifer Crusie. Two people go on a date because of a bet, and though they decide never to see each other again, things have a way of working out differently than planned.
4. Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans; Joanne DeMaio. A woman returns to her family’s New England cottage to wrap up family business, and reconnect to old friends.
5. On Folly Beach; Karen White. A recent widow buys a bookstore on Folly Beach, and discovers a trove of old letters with dangerous secrets.
6. The Island; Elin Hilderbrand. Four women go to an island retreat to heal from their problems, but when your troubles are in your mind, there’s no real escape.
7. On the Island; Tracy Garvis-Graves. A seventeen-year-old boy and thirty-year old woman are trapped on a deserted island when the seaplane they are on crashes, after a long time with no rescue, feeling develop.
8. Island of the Sequined Love Nun; Christopher Moore. Set in a tropical paradise, where mad scientists and cannibals are the least of pilot Tucker Case’s problems. His big issue–keeping his boss, the island’s high priestess, happy.
9. Let’s Pretend this Never Happened; Jenny Lawson. The Bloggess’ life is laugh out loud funny, sometimes tragicomic, but if weird is your kind of thing, she’s your kind of writer.
10. Witches Abroad; Terry Pratchett. Three witches travel to another kingdom to prevent the serving girl from marrying the prince, while an evil godmother works to earn a happily ever after no matter the cost.