This week’s meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish has to do books for the beach. What will be in my beach bag? Not necessarily “beachy” reads. I’m of the opinion that just because you are at the pool or beach relaxing, the books don’t have to be lighter fare. Heck, the last book I read at the beach was Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
And you should already be in a good place mentally if you are lounging by surf and sand.
Books I HAVE to read once and for all, so they are going in the bag:
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. It’s been on my shelf for years and the fact that it is featured on the cover of Meg Wolitzer’s new book cover of Belzhar (which I can shamelessly admit I got at BEA) makes me feel like I need to get it done. But I just don’t know how much longer I can hold out from reading Belzhar.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I know, I know. Read it already, right? Even the librarians at my work are checking in to see if it’s made the cut.
Book I missed along the way and am patiently waiting for my turn from the library:
The Bees by Laline Paull
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Galleys I received at BEA that just might trump all the ones above:
One Plus One by (July 1) by Jojo Moyes
Landline (July 8) by Rainbow Rowell
Bad Feminist: Essays (August 5) by Roxane Gay I received this digitally and chomping at the bit to get started.
Belzhar (September 30) by Meg Wolizter I don’t know how much longer I can hold out!!
What’s going in your beach bag this summer?