This novel is a favourite among many women and yes some men. Many movies have been done based on the novel and the classic BBC Pride and Prejudice rendition was true to Jane Austen’s work of genius. It will take you several hours to watch the BBC version but the novel will only take a couple of hours of solid reading. Austen’s humour and correct observations of the workings of society at that time will leave you delighted and cheering for the heroines in the novel as their mother seeks to marry them off to the closest eligible bachelors. This is a book to be read over and over again.
3. Eligible by Curtis Littenfeld
There have also been many writings based on Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. New to the scene is Littenfeld’s modern take on the classic written by Austen. Littenfeld uses Austen’s formula of an arrogant rich bachelor having a change of heart after meeting with a lively and strong willed woman who also has a change of attitude throughout the novel.
4. Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich
If you don’t have a whole lot of time to read by your Eco Pools, you can choose this book which contains several short stories. You can read a few of the hilarious short stories at a time while you get your tan on. You won’t find yourself sleepy by the pool with each of the uniquely different stories featured.
5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
You’ve probably seen the plays and movies depicting this novel. If you’re looking for another classic must-read poolside, this is your book. Set against the backdrop of the Paris Uprising, you’ll come to know and fall in love with the characters and their turbulent lives.
6. Emma by Jane Austen
Austen has put out so many good novels, and this is another one of them. This book tells the story of a young lady who tries to play matchmaker and it blows up in her face. It’s a fun read that will make you smile and laugh at the goings on in the character’s life.
7. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
If you want to imagine you’re at the beach while your at the pool, this novel will take you there. This novel is about a man who survives a shipwreck and learns how to survive on his own on an island. This adventurous book will make you think you’re right there with the character.