Zoe Hellers Notes on a Scandal voted Best Beachside Read

July 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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