Monday, November 16, 2015

5 Books for the Beach!

There is nothing better than sitting in the sunshine with a good book.

I'm in Cuba this week on a much needed beach vacation, but before I left I made sure to fill up my e-reader with all sorts of good books to enjoy while lying in the sand.

A mix of funny, romantic, informational and intriguing, I'm ready for whatever mood strikes me! Here is a list of my current Books for the Beach!

1) A Brief History of Human Kind - Yuval Harari

This is my serious, non-fiction read for the week. This book has been getting all sorts of praise and I have a few friends who really enjoyed it, so I'm giving it a go!

A Brief History of Human Kind discusses the anthropological, sociological and psychological reasons why Homo Sapiens survived, when our other human-brethren (Neanderthals, etc) didn't make it. I started a bit of it before I left and it is really interesting!

2) Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

Outlander is one of those books that I have been meaning to read... and then just DON'T. No matter how many people recommend it to me (heck, I've even started watching the TV show, which is AWESOME)

When I was looking for books to download, I wanted something romantic, with a strong heroine and a period-drama vibe, so Outlander made the list!

3) Bride Quartet - Nora Roberts

Technically, this is a series of books, four to be precise, but they're quick reads so I'll count them as one.

The "Bride Quartet" is filling my silly-romance genre for my trip (a must have for the beach) and is about 4 girls who grow up together and start a wedding planning company. 

Each book focuses on a different girl, her aspect of the business and, of course, finding the man of her dreams.

I first discovered this series in my building laundry room while I was waiting for my dryer to finish, and I really enjoyed it. So when I was thinking about whether or not to read "Shopaholic" for the millionth time on this trip... I decided instead on the Bride Quartet!

4) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith

I am a huge Jane Austen fan... but I love, love, LOVE, the adaptation that is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Have you seen the trailer for the movie yet? >> IT'S AWESOME <<

It's as though every time Seth Grahame-Smith got bored with P&P, he wrote in a scene about killing zombies. Not only is it hilarious, but it's actually not too far removed from the original source material. Any Jane Austen fan with a sense of humour will love this book.

5) Bossy Pants - Tina Fey 

Bossy Pants, Tina Fey's autobiographical book, is a funny look back on her life and experiences. It's as though she's sitting with you at the swim up bar telling you all about her life, while being hilarious as possible.

Tina Fey is one of my role models, so Bossy Pants was an obvious choice for me for another non-fiction book read (that still has some humorous aspects to it). Plus I love the name!

What are you reading right now? What types of books do you like to bring with you on vacation? Are you team E-Reader or do you like the feel of turning pages (I flip flop). Let me know in the comments below!