The bookworms of Villa-Phuket.com compiled a list of best beach reads for 2015 – be sure to shelve these books aside for your upcoming beach vacation!
Are you a romantic at heart keen on immersing yourself in touching romance tales, or an avid reader determined to pore through riveting classic literature works during your tropical beach vacation?
Whether you are interested in light-hearted fiction, self-help books offering a wealth of tips for your career, or spiritual reads to guide you on your path, we have compiled a list of best beach reads for your summer vacation this year:
Light-hearted Chick Lit
- Blue Bloods
Set in Manhattan, New York, Blue Bloods is a vampire novel series comprising a total of seven books. Regaling tales relating to vampires, demons and humans, the series depicts the adventures of its characters centering around themes of mystery, action, war and romance.
- Confessions of A Shopaholic
Follow Becky Bloomwood in the ups and downs of her life adventures, as she struggles with her shopping addiction, falls in love, gets married to the love of her life, and delivers a mini-shopaholic.
- Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture
The widely popular Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E. L. James may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Romance readers in search of an alternative might want to pick Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture off the shelves, and place them in their beach vacation bag. The series has been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey, as both works started off being written as Twilight fanfiction.
Riveting Fiction Reads
- The Fault in Our Stars
Insightful, raw and heartbreaking, The Fault in Our Stars explores the immense joys and pain of being alive and falling in love.
Enjoyable, light-hearted and entertaining, Stardust depicts the tales and adventures of young Tristan Thorn as he ventures off on a journey to search for a fallen star.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
An engaging and thought-provoking philosophical novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the tale of a beautiful young man who agrees to sell his soul for everlasting beauty.
- The Island of Dr. Moreau
Shipwrecked on an island, Edward Prendick stumbles into the bizarre world of Dr. Moreau, a sadistic scientist intent on pursuing his experiments of creating human-like forms through vivisecting animals.
- The 4-Hour Workweek
Occupying a spot on The New York Times Best Seller list for more than four years, this self-help book offers a blueprint on how to escape the nine-to-five job, achieve greater effectiveness in your work, and to live more while working less. Indeed, it is possible to “have it all”.
- The Creative Habit
Creatives will find Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit to be a compelling and useful read. Tharp, a widely recognised creative artist, offers valuable tips on how individuals can develop and hone their creative talents.
Enlightening Spiritual Books
- The Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
Consisting of transcribed conversations between Ramana and spiritual seekers from various countries around the world, the teachings in the book prove to be deep and profound, and will leave keen seekers searching for the path deep in thought.
- The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Written by Sogyal Rinpoche, the contents of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying explores themes and aspects relating to evolution, karma, the nature of the mind, meditation and compassion. The book proves to be an engaging and fascinating read in its exploration of weighty and profound topics.