Don’t judge me. I was here:
And needed some mindless crap to read. I think the genre is officially known as ‘beach reads’.
Indiscretion by Charles Dubow
Gatsby fan fiction.
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.
Yes, my view was somewhat distracting…
I know I’m meant to enjoy ‘beach reads’ – what fun! – but I rarely do. However, sometimes they are exactly what you need (and you don’t mind getting sand through them!)
Exactly – but I do think after these three that I might go through my TBR stack and ditch some ‘beach reads’, unread (there’s only so many I need!).
But why do I feel the need to collect beach reads, ‘just in case’?
i’m not going to judge you at all – i am too busy being envious of you being in sunshine and warmth…
Yes, we’ve had plenty of that. I detest the cold weather – I know some people like it and find it more conducive to reading but I’m the opposite.
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…
I call them brain junk-food… and like ordinary junk-food, there’s only so much you can stomach.
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.
Stunning view and yes, we all need books like that sometimes… My beach reads are usually from the mystery / crime thriller genre!
Yeah, that looks pretty great.