I was actually in two minds whether or not to take part in this one. It's been a few weeks though since I have done a Top Ten Tuesday. Basically, I don't do beach holidays. I prefer visiting cities and cramming in as many activities as possible within my time there. Needless to say I don't get much reading done (although I still take a book with me). That being said I haven't had a proper holiday in what feels like forever and a beach holiday is looking more and more attractive. So here is what I would take on my first beach holiday.
1. American Gods - Neil Gaiman. I think it's this books ten year anniversary and I have been meaning to give it a re-read (truth be told I can't find my copy and have a horrible feeling the ex has it - grumble). It's such a good book but I have forgotten lots of it so I think this would be ideal.
2. Murder on the Links- Agatha Christie. I thoroughly enjoyed the first Poirot book when I read it a few months back. It's such an easy and enjoyable read. I love Poirot and I think the second one would be a nice relaxing read.
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte. I know, classics might seem a bit heavy for a holiday in the sun. However, this is another re-read that is long overdue. When I first read it all those years ago it was nothing but a pleasure. I don't imagine it would be any different this time round.
4. A Walk In The Woods - Bill Bryson. Do you ever find yourself planning your next holiday whilst on holiday? I do, so what better way to do that than to read some travel writing. Plus I have been meaning to read Bryson's travel books for a long time. I have heard they are a fantastic and funny read.
5. Silent In The Grave - Deanna Raybourn. Another book I've been meaning to read. Recommended to me by GabeReads. It doesn't look too heavy and would probably be a book I would pass on to my friends (something else I end up doing on holiday).
6. Gone - Michael Grant. Yes, I realise it's a YA and I've been taking a break from them. This one though has been sitting on my shelf for a long long time (I bought it when it was first out in hardback) and it's nagging at me. Plus it's usually YA I take on holiday as it's relatively light.
7. Jpod - Douglas Coupland. Another re-read. Simply because it's one of my favourite books. Problem is it will have me laughing out loud and making me look like a lunatic next to the pool.
8. The Green Rider - Kristen Britain. Another recommendation by a blogger (I am so sorry, I can't remember who it was). I haven't read a fantasy book in a long time. This would be perfect to start a new series.
9. A Game Of Thrones - George R. R. Martin. I really do need to read this again before I move onto the second one. It's quite a large book so with plenty of time on my hands a holiday might be the best time to do that.
10. Charlie Parker books - John Connolly. Okay, this is a series rather than one book. Taken some of these along would be perfect. I know and love the characters already. Nothing better than a series you are comfortable with and still enjoy.