Hello, hello! Get your sunglasses, plastic glittery ball and the sun blocker because this post will be A TRIP TO THE BEACH!
I know what most of you’re thinking: but Annelise, how are we going to be on a beach mood with Christmas AROUND THE CORNER and SUCH A COLD WEATHER?
I’ll tell you how: come visit my lovely panda hideaway! In Brazil, today is the first day of… SUMMER. It’s so hot in here that Britney Spears totally wouldn’t be able to Breathe On anyone. #breatheonmestupidjoke #sorrynotsorry #it’sabadpun #I’mkeepingit
As my poor panda fur starts to make me sweat like a pig and I find my white parts getting red on this merciless sun, why not try to bring some warmth to my Winterish book dearies? It’s the only logical thing to do before I pass out from the damn heat =D #dramaticpanda
By the way, I almost lost the whole point as usual, but we’re here gathered today because this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my theme today is Top 10 Good Beach Reads! You know, in case you didn’t notice?
In no particular order, let the beach reads begin!
*pictures will take you to the Goodreads page of the book!*
1) Emerge, by Tobie Easton (Mer Chronicles #1)
OBVIOUSLY I’d start with the best mermaid book I’ve read in my entire life, haha! I seriously thought I could be a mermaid when I grew up and, despite actually having red hair now (yes, this is a deal, but I don’t think I’ll change my profile pictures so soon, haha!) and being a good swimmer, I’m still very VERY awfully away from being a mermaid. Sorry little panda me!!
2) The Abandon series, by Meg Cabot
Think Meg Cabot. Add an island. Add a Persephone myth retelling. Add a guy hot as hell [#sorrynotsorryforthepun]. You’ll just fly over these books while you wait for your food to go down, so you can go back to the ocean #justsaying
3) The Wedding Date, by Kelly Eadon
Well, this book setting is on a beach, we have a wedding NO, SERIOUSLY? and a fake relationship. I was sold so fast I didn’t even see the market! #what #pandalogic
Seriously, tho: if you’re into contemporary hetero romance, just pick this one out! I prooomise you’ll love it, haha!
4) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling
Because there is no place like the beach to analyze several wonderful creatures from this book? Also, maybe we can train merfolk communication skills? I’ll let you guys know if it worked! #apandawillbekilledthisjanuary
5) The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)
In case you still haven’t gotten into the Percy Jackson deal, I politely ask what is wrong with you recommend you to start during summer, as the mood is PERFECT! A summer camp, summer monsters, summer tragedies and you are enjoying all of Percy’s struggles by the ocean, with little fish to talk to. Or maybe that was just me?
6) Of Poseidon, by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy #1)
And of course the second best mermaids book that I have read also made it to the list because COME ON! Mermaids, beaches! I can’t be the only one seeing a connection u-u
7) Courting Catherine, by Nora Roberts (The Calhouns #1)
Life by the beach can get old really fast – you need some mystery tucked somewhere to keep things interesting and the heat away. In a beautiful beach setting, the Calhoun sisters will make your boredom disappear like magic and indulge you in some much deserved treasure hunting, haha!
8) The Naked Duke, by Sally MacKenzie (Naked Nobility #1)
Because nothing says “beach” like lack of clothes and freedom. Even if the situation is kinda awkward. Like happens in this book. One of my fave historical romances of all times. I’ll just leave this title here and move on. #getnaked #wegotaplan #Britneypunsalloverthepost
9) Love Me Never, by Sarah Wolf (Lovely Vicious #1)
Because there is no wrong time or place to start this amazing series. One of the best life-changing books EVER. Just saying. Read it. #nopressure #butreadit
10) Asylum, by Madeleine Roux (Asylum #1)
And for those, like me, who can’t stand the heat, summer, happiness and joy wait what, there is always a chilling-all-your-bones-out kind of book to help you evening your body temperature =D Trust Asylum, from Madeleine Roux, to leave you shivering in the middle of the sand under a painfully bright sun. I mean it, I’ve been there.
There you have it! The perfect well, almost? list for beach reads to enjoy on the next months! Even to my adored friends experiencing winter: I promise, your summer will come back! You know, eventually. After it finishes killing the people on my country. #dramaticpandamuch
Thanks soo much for reading! What did you guys like to read by the beach? Who likes going to the beach? Tell me everything ❤ ❤
With love and heat (seriously, it’s burning),