Zoe Hellers Notes on a Scandal voted Best Beachside ReadJuly 10th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Zoe Hellers Notes on a Scandal is the book that most women would take along while soaking in the sun on a beach.
The eerie page-turner took top spot in a poll by online books retailer Play.com which wanted to find out what kind of books women look for while spending a day at the beach.
As it turned out, the 2,000 female customers polled showed that its not trashy chick-lit that theyre interested in but something more.
While Notes on a Scandal topped the list, second place went to Khaled Hosseinis tear-jerking novel The Kite Runner.
Paulo Coelos spiritual bestseller The Alchemist took third spot, followed by Marian Keyes novel The Charming Man in fourth place.
The top five was rounded off by Lisa Jewels 31 Dream St, winner of this year’’s comedy romance prize in the Chick Lit Awards.
The list for the top 10 Best Beachside Reads as per Play.com is:
Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseinis
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelo
The Charming Man by Marian Keyes
31 Dream St by Lisa Jewel
The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
Family Album by Danielle Steel
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Diary of A Call Girl by Belle de Jour
Bridget Joness Diary by Helen Fielding (ANI)
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