Beach reads

Don’t judge me. I was here:

photo beach

And needed some mindless crap to read. I think the genre is officially known as ‘beach reads’.

Indiscretion by Charles Dubow

Gatsby fan fiction.

2/5 Pfft.

Old School Ties by Kate Harrison

“School reunions, eh? It’s got nothing to do with reliving old memories. It’s all about settling old scores.”

2/5 Standard reunion story with an icky twist.

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

I’m not sure why I allow John Irving repeated use of Vienna, bears and wrestling, and yet find that Weiner’s tropes – overweight women and shoes – shit me to tears.

2/5 Predictable.


12 responses

  1. I’m not judging. I’ve occasionally read beach reads while not even having the excuse of being at the beach. My sister refers to these books as “no brain cell books” and I feel like she’s secretly judging me when I read these kinds of books…

  2. Beach reads can be necessary once in awhile. I have to say, I don’t get the appeal for Jennifer Weiner. I try to read her books, but I never really enjoy them. After you read a couple of them, they all start to sound the same.

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