The July theme for Six for Sunday, hosted by A Little But a Lot is Summer Reads and today’s prompt is for: Perfect Pool Reads. I’m posting this late as I just had to finish my current read which, for a change, is not a middle grade book! These are all books that I would choose to indulge myself with by the pool … although it has been a while since I’ve been on a pool holiday.
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding brought me many happy laugh-out-loud moments and I have such fond memories of devouring this and The Edge of Reason. It’s one of the few books that I shared a love of with my best friend.
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes is, I suppose, as close as I come to chick-lit! Funny, friendships, relationships … a perfect pool side read. And I managed to convince my sister to read this – no small feat!
I think Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine was the first adult timeslip novel I read. I love the idea of someone travelling back in time to discover past lives, and this is still my favourite book in that genre. Just thinking about this one makes me want to sit by a pool and re-read it.
Val McDermid is probably my favourite crime author and this story was the first of her books I read. I don’t really know why crime novels and thrillers appeal as a pool side read, but they do!
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. The world of Faeries … and Prince Cardan. I loved this dark and dangerous world … perfect escapism.
I have to admit that I loved the Trueblood TV series and, when I discovered the books by Charlaine Harris, I devoured them in very quick succession.