Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is: Top Ten Books I'd Recommend as Good Beach Reads

1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
This series is the epitome of the perfect beach read: Love. The meaning of life. Hot boys. Beaches.


2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen IS summer.


3. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Such an incredible contemporary novel. I'd consider it a summer read, but I wouldn't actually read it on the beach. Unless I wanted to cry in front of a lot of people.


4. Past Perfect by Leila Sales
The book is about a summer job and a girl who samples every flavor of ice cream. And finds out what it means to move on. Which, if that's not a beach read, what is?


5. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I measure my summers by good road-trip novels. And this was the one that did it for me last summer.


6. Heist Society by Ally Carter
I read this one while hanging out in the sun on my lawn chair, so I associate it with beach reading.


7. Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
Jennifer Echols is great anytime. But especially in the summer. And this is one of her best yet!


8. Wanderlove by Kristin Hubbard
Read this when you have time to actually contemplate traveling the globe. It's actually kind of torturous, in a sweet way, to have to read it while you're stuck somewhere.


9. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Beach reads are about feeling good. And this is the kind of book that will make you feel like you've swallowed sunshine.


10. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
I associate contemporaries with beach reads. But if you're a paranormal romance person - this is the ideal beach read! Light and fun, with a bit of a punch.

9 comments:

  1. Great picks! Those are all books I would read :D I saw Amy & Roger's Epic Detour at my bookstore for $5 the other day but I had never heard of it so I didn't get it. I see it's gotten pretty good reviews though "/

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  2. Gah! I had so much trouble making this list, because, like you, I associate beach reads with contemps, and I really don't read many.

    I have read Dessen, but, so far, the ones I've read haven't seemed especially beach-y. I own Along for the Ride, but haven't read it yet. :)

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  3. There are so many books on this list I want to read - like Lola and Paranormalcy. Awesome list!

    Tanya
    Girlxoxo.com

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  4. Eeep Catching Jordan is one of my fav boos ever!! i love to see it on this list! :D On another note, The Summer I Turned Pretty has been on my wishlist forever it would be the perfect time to buy it!

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  5. Those are some really good picks! Can't wait to read Catching Jordan, Past Perfect, Amy & Roger... Well, basically everything. Great list : )

    Check out my TTT?

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  6. Great list! Love your description for Lola :)

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  7. I like your list and loved that you included Heist Society.

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  8. Wow, Along For the Ride has got to be amazing. I hear, it's a lot of peoples' favorite Sarah Dessen...gotta get it!

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  9. I feel I need to wrap my own knuckles as I haven't read any of these novels. Putting some of them onto my wish list though! Thanks for these Hannah :-)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is: Top Ten Books I'd Recommend as Good Beach Reads

1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
This series is the epitome of the perfect beach read: Love. The meaning of life. Hot boys. Beaches.


2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen IS summer.


3. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Such an incredible contemporary novel. I'd consider it a summer read, but I wouldn't actually read it on the beach. Unless I wanted to cry in front of a lot of people.


4. Past Perfect by Leila Sales
The book is about a summer job and a girl who samples every flavor of ice cream. And finds out what it means to move on. Which, if that's not a beach read, what is?


5. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I measure my summers by good road-trip novels. And this was the one that did it for me last summer.


6. Heist Society by Ally Carter
I read this one while hanging out in the sun on my lawn chair, so I associate it with beach reading.


7. Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
Jennifer Echols is great anytime. But especially in the summer. And this is one of her best yet!


8. Wanderlove by Kristin Hubbard
Read this when you have time to actually contemplate traveling the globe. It's actually kind of torturous, in a sweet way, to have to read it while you're stuck somewhere.


9. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Beach reads are about feeling good. And this is the kind of book that will make you feel like you've swallowed sunshine.


10. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
I associate contemporaries with beach reads. But if you're a paranormal romance person - this is the ideal beach read! Light and fun, with a bit of a punch.

9 comments:

  1. Great picks! Those are all books I would read :D I saw Amy & Roger's Epic Detour at my bookstore for $5 the other day but I had never heard of it so I didn't get it. I see it's gotten pretty good reviews though "/

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  2. Gah! I had so much trouble making this list, because, like you, I associate beach reads with contemps, and I really don't read many.

    I have read Dessen, but, so far, the ones I've read haven't seemed especially beach-y. I own Along for the Ride, but haven't read it yet. :)

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  3. There are so many books on this list I want to read - like Lola and Paranormalcy. Awesome list!

    Tanya
    Girlxoxo.com

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  4. Eeep Catching Jordan is one of my fav boos ever!! i love to see it on this list! :D On another note, The Summer I Turned Pretty has been on my wishlist forever it would be the perfect time to buy it!

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  5. Those are some really good picks! Can't wait to read Catching Jordan, Past Perfect, Amy & Roger... Well, basically everything. Great list : )

    Check out my TTT?

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  6. Great list! Love your description for Lola :)

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  7. I like your list and loved that you included Heist Society.

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  8. Wow, Along For the Ride has got to be amazing. I hear, it's a lot of peoples' favorite Sarah Dessen...gotta get it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I feel I need to wrap my own knuckles as I haven't read any of these novels. Putting some of them onto my wish list though! Thanks for these Hannah :-)

    ReplyDelete