Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday--Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme sponsored by the Broke and the Bookish blog. I don't participate every week, but it's a fun meme with great topics each week.

I'm actually going to the beach this summer...to the Oregon beach toward the end of July for a few days. I grew up in Oregon and love the Oregon beach...some beautiful beaches to walk on. However, the beaches aren't usually ones to laze on. The Oregon coast gets lots of rain--even in the summer--and when it's not raining it's usually only about 60 maybe up to 70 degrees! The water is cold, too, but it's still beautiful.

My husband and I and our three adult children are flying out and meeting in Oregon. My brother and sister-in-law who live in Oregon will meet us there and possibly my niece and her family. I can't wait! I won't read all ten books on my vacation...I do need to spend some time with my family...lol!

Here are the e-books I plan to put on my e-reader:

Trying to catch up

Where Serpents Sleep (Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries, book 4) 
by C. S. Harris book
I'm way behind in this series, so I'm going to start here and re-read this one.

An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire 
A great series...I want to catch up with October Daye and plan to re-read the third book.

Ghost Ship by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
I love the Liaden series and am so glad Lee and Miller are continuing the series. I love the characters and space opera adventure. I think I'm three books behind!

New series to start

The Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn
A Shifting Circle series, book 1
Sharon Shinn is one of my favorite authors, but I haven't read this book yet. It was published a year ago and only one more book in the series so far (Still Life with Shape Shifter)!

The Silvered by Tanya Huff
I've read and enjoyed many of Tanya Huff's books. This was published last November and I've been wanting to read it since I read about it.

New authors

The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

Hounded by Kevin Hearne
the Iron Druid Chronicles, book 1 

A little romance


An Invitation to Sin by Sarah Morgan
I enjoy Sarah Morgan's books and a Harlequin Presents is the perfect quick beach read!

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James 
I bought Once Upon a Tower in May and then realized I hadn't read the book which came out last fall


  1. Great sounding list! I actually hadn't heard of any of these before. I hope you enjoy your family, the beach, and your reading on vacation. :-) I hope to get up to Oregon at some point, I hear it's beautiful!

    1. I'm always surprised when I go on someone's blog and find books and authors I've never heard of before!

      Oregon is beautiful. I hope you get to visit sometime. Thanks for coming by.

  2. Great list! Have fun reading this summer =D

    1. Thanks! I hope you have a great reading summer.