Aug 10, 2018

Let's Discuss: Beach Reads

Searching for another idea I saw one that I am squeezing in just in the nick of time! It's the end of the summer and throughout summer people always talk about "beach reads", and it basically got me thinking on those...

Beach Reads

I guess because I am not a beach person--I will never ever step foot in the ocean because I grew up watching Jaws. I am not fond of heat, sand, hot weather...I'm weird I guess!--I never really thought of "beach reads" as a thing. I mean, I know people will say that such and such title is the perfect beach read and whatnot. But I guess I just don't get it. What is a beach read?

From what I've observed from other beachgoers, they label contemporary reads or maybe a mystery as a "beach read". And still, I am even struggling to expand upon my answer here. Short answer, I don't really think of "beach reads" as a thing...for me. Not a beach person, rarely sit outside to read anyway, so yeah, I guess I just don't label certain books as being a "whatever" book.

I'm not really a reader who matches books to the seasons or holidays. Don't get me wrong, I've tried to read horror or thriller books during October, but that rarely ever works out for me! Lol. I basically just read whatever I want to read at whatever time of year. So a "beach read" for me would be whatever book I was already reading at the time!

What about you? Do you think "beach reads" are a thing? What do you consider a "beach read?"


  1. I think of a beach read as a fluff book. Not great, not bad. Entertaining but I can walk away from it. Basically, if I'm on vacation, I don't want to get sucked into a great book if I have other things I want to do and see.

  2. While I love the beach if it's too hot outside I won't go. I hate humidity especially and getting sand everywhere is just... unpleasant. I never had a specific type of book that I would like to read a the beach, though honestly when I did read at the beach it's usually because I didn't want to be there haha.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  3. I don't tend to read to match the seasons either. I did hang out on the beach this summer (of Lake Superior, so there was no chance for sharks!). I read on my Kindle. Mostly fantasy. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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