Friday, August 15, 2014

Ten top books set on the seaside

Anna Wilson is the author of many books for children and teens, including Summer's Shadow. One of her ten top books set on the seaside, as shared at the Guardian:
The Beach by Alex Garland

This novel was published as an adult read, but it is definitely a crossover title which fans of YA fiction will enjoy. I read it when it was published, which was shortly after I had left university, so I empathized with the main character who is a student. I have not been fortunate enough to go backpacking in Thailand looking for an isolated beach untouched by tourism, but I can dream – isn't that what reading is all about anyway?
Read about the other books on the list.

The Beach also appears on Kate Kellaway's ten best list of fictional holidays, the Guardian editors' list of the 50 best summer reads ever, John Mullan's list of ten of the best swimming scenes in literature, and Sloane Crosley's list of five depressing beach reads.

--Marshal Zeringue