Your Beach Reads

This little nerd is currently in California! I’m visiting my friends and family back home so I won’t be posting any reviews while I’m gone. Instead, I thought we’d have a bit of California & Vacation themed book fun over the next few days.

Even though I’m only home for a couple weeks, I’ve brought several books and my Kindle because of course I have. My schedule is pretty packed with meeting up with people I haven’t seen in awhile, but I also have plans to do some quality reading in the sunshine. Lordy how I’ve missed the California sun.

My first reading stop is Capitola Beach, my favorite beach in the world.

I’ve been coming here with my parents since I was 6 months old so it’s a tradition to go here whenever I’m in town. Capitola is just a small piece of the Northern California coastline, but it’s a beautiful one. It’s changed a lot over the years but has still managed to retain its historic charm with its colorful houses and small, locally owned shopfronts. The majority of the shops I’ve been visiting since I was a kid are still there so it’s a wonderful excursion in nostalgia.

After having lunch at our favorite taqueria in Capitola, El Toro Bravo (I would gladly take a bullet for their rice), we head to the beach with our books. My parents aren’t very keen on sand, so they hang out on benches on the promenade with their books while I plonk down near the water with mine.

The weather today was a little windy, but it was still beautiful out. There were only a few dozen people on the beach but when I glanced around I realized most of them were reading. It was a nice sight to see!


A lot of people have preferences when it comes to what they read on vacation, especially if they’re sprawled out on a beach. I generally just bring whatever I’m currently reading, which this time was The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood.

I’d love to know what you all read when you’re working on your tan. Do you prefer something like a fast paced thriller, or maybe a light hearted chick-lit novel? Or do you try to bring something that takes place in a similar location to where you’re visiting?

Let me know in the comments!

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