Miss Marple for the modern generation. Agatha is a late 50's, smoking, drinking, man-eating, obnoxious but lovable sleuth solving murders in the English Cotswolds.
Cute, light and laugh out loud
Funny and mind-bogglingly clever fantasy. The Wee Free Men (above) is one of my favourites
Because why wouldn't you? I love flicking through books that are sort of not books when I'm on holiday at the beach. Cartoons!
Because if there was such a thing as 'light reading' historical epics, this would be a pillar of the genre
I love this book. So does George R.R Martin (including in places other than the cover quote). It's probably the wittiest fantasy book I've ever read.
Because if you're going to read romance on the beach, you may as well go back to the classics
Because sometimes you need something sickly sweet, but somehow also good
Proving that summer romance reads don't have to be trashy ;-)
Easy reading regency romance with lots of wit