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Top Ten Pool Reads

Monday, June 10, 2013
This week's top Ten Tuesday is Beach Reads!  I love the beach... and I mean I LOVE the beach.  But I don't live by the beach.  Soooo... my list is actually a top ten POOL reads!   Soooo... here is my list.  Give these books a try this summer!




I am going to start out this week with my favorite children's book EVER.  The Rainbow Goblins by Ul De Rico.  This book is really great.  The art is amazing.. and the story is so neat.  It's about some greedy goblins who eat rainbows and what happens to them when they go a little overboard eating them!







One for the Money by Janet Evanovich is my second pick.  These books are fun... I think they are up to nineteen now.  The series follows character Stephanie Plum as she tries to get a job (and does) as a bounty hunter.  She has a few loves and many mishaps.  So fun!!












Another great read by the pool is The Little Prince by Antonie De Saint-Exupery.  It is about a Prince who leaves his planet and goes around and discovers the universe.  Perfect!













Perfect book for summer!  Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress by Shelly Mazzanoble.  If you are bored this summer why not learn how to play some board games?  Dungeons and Draons is perfect.  I loved this book when I first started playing.  Great tips.  Of course one of the tips is when you are the host be sure to provide snacks and drinks.  But the people I play with have no jobs... and then we ended up constantly playing at my house.  I realized I was the only one providing drinks and snacks so now I don't offer anything!










The 39 Clues is a fabulous series!!  There are like 14 books now and they are all by different authors.  I guess you could call these middle grade books.  They follow the mystery of the Cahill siblings as they try to find the 39 clues before the other family members.  These books are short enough that you could read one each time you go to the pool.












The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a magical book.  The thing about this book though is either you like it or you don't.  I love the love story of two sorcerers ... and the magical places they create.  It makes me think of summer nights. 















I love this book so much!  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is just way cool!  It is one of the best sci-fi books out there.  The games and the 80s themes in here are fun.  Everyone should read this who is a geek (or thinks their a geek).














If you are looking to start a new graphic novel series this summer check out Fables by Bill Willingham.  These stories are similar to Once Upon a Time on ABC and Grimm on NBC (though neither gives the graphic novels the credit).  There is also going to be a movie based off these soon as well.  I am up to issue 12!













Are you looking for something HILARIOUS?  Well then take this lovely book to the pool!!!  If you have never been to the Oatmeal website and check out their comics you are missing out.  How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You is perfect for a light funny read. 













If you are looking for something to listen to in your iPod while at the pool then check this out!  Stephen King has written a spooky CD for us to listen to.  It's called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.  If you are interested in listening to it BEFORE you buy is The Wall Street Journal provides it free here.  Lots of great artists on the tracks so give it a listen. 
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35 comments:

  1. Didn't know about the King book. Thanks. I also think Evanovitch is a good pool/beach read. I like your "pool" version.

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    1. Yea... I wish I could go to the beach, but the pool it is!

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  2. You list has just reminded me I need to get back to the Stephanie Plum series asap. I found the first book to be a lot of fun too! I've read some great reviews for Ready Player One too and didn't realise it would be perfect for the beach!

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    1. I think if you love videos games and 80s then Ready Player One would be perfect for the beach.

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  3. I really want to read "Ready Play One" and "the Night circus" but I haven't gotten to them yet. I didn't care for the Stephanie Plum series but I've only read one. Maybe I'll go back...

    Tsuki’s TTT

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    1. I think that if you didn't like the first Stephanie Plum book then you won't like the rest of them either. My mom read the first one and couldn't stand it!!

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  4. I loved The Night Circus. I agree that it's a you either like it or you don't type of book. I found it enchanting. Although I think of it as a winter book since I read it in December.

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    1. The carnival atmosphere reminds me of summer. Though I can also see it as a winter book too. Such a magical place.

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  5. oh ready player one and the night circus two of my all time favorite books!
    My Top Ten

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    1. I love love these books too. Great for summer and the pool. Which by the way.. I can't wait to go to the pool!

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  6. Great choices Angela. The Night Circus is on my wishlist with forever, I'm not totally sure if I'll be in the love it or hate it camp. And I have to check out How To Tell If Your Cat is Planning To Kill You. I'd buy that one for the name alone!


    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

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    1. My cat is plotting to kill you is sooooo funny! If you like the Oatmeal then this book is perfect. And if you are a cat lover it is even more perfect!

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  7. I have Ready Player One on my list too. Such a fantastic book! Also How to Tell if Your Cat is Planning to Kill you looks hilarious! Good list!

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    1. I tried to pick a variety of books for summer. Not everyone likes the same thing. Ready Player One is one of my most FAVORITE books ever.

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    Thanks♥

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  9. Aww there's some really cute books here hun! Great choices :).

    My TTT xx

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  10. I adore The Little Prince. I've always meant to get to Ready Player One - perhaps this summer is the time!

    How are you enjoying Under the Dome?

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    1. Love the Little Prince. I am always surprised at how many people haven't read it!

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    2. PS.... I am loving Under the Dome!!

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  11. That was a really great list. I have to confess I haven't read any of them, but your explanations made them all sound really interesting and I will have to keep an eye out for them.

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  12. The Little Prince is absolutely amazing, I loved it so much. read it in like an hour, a beautiful story.
    Lovely list!

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    1. I love the illustrated Little Prince too! So wonderful!

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  13. The only one I've read off here is The Night Circus but I love how diverse your list is! There's something for all ages on here!

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    1. I tried to make it for everyone since I read a ton of books in all varieties!

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  14. Ooooo I want Fables. But my library doesn't carry it and I'm being cheap. I tried the first part and loved it.

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    1. My library doesn't have them either. But they do have ILL (interlibrary loan) so I use that to get them. See if your library has that!

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE the 39 Clues series. I used to be obsessed with them. As for the other books you mentioned, I haven't read any of them, but I have watched the movie for 'One for the Money.' I'm so ashamed... but it my defense I didn't know there was a book :) Great list!

    Here's my TT

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    1. I think there are only like one more book in the 39 clues series. It is almost done which kind of makes me a little sad. :(

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  16. Absolutely yes to Janet Evanovich. The Stephanie Plum series is really easy to read, and full of wit and humour.

    Sarah

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    1. YES!!! Perfect for the beach.. you could probably read it in one day while at the beach!

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  17. Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress sounds... interesting ;)
    I don't have a cat, but How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You sounds super funny. I might have to read it :)
    And I agree, Ready Player One and One for the Money would make great beach reads.

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  18. Oh, The Night Circus!! I LOVE that book. One of my favorites of all time. I need to read Ready Player One still. I'll get to it!

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