June 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (48)

This week's topic is

'Beach Reads' means something different to everyone.  For some people, it's a brainless read: they want something they can enjoy without thinking too hard.  It is vacation after all.  Some people want a thick book they can get lost in.  Some people don't give a crap either way.  I am a total goober.  I really enjoy reading beach-y or summery books at the beach.  So here is my list of beachy feeling books to read at the beach.

I said it in my review, but I'll say it again, this book made me want to be an adventurer.

The first in a series about a beach house and the two brothers Belly's loved in one way or another her entire life.

*Gasp* It's not YA!  But it's still Judy Blume.  I used to reread Summer Sisters every summer.

Probably my favorite Sarah Dessen book.

An epic road trip makes up for the lack of beach in this one.

I love the 'dare' element to this book.

A classic.  Summer separates four best friends and they stay connected through a pair of jeans.

The Garretts are one of my favorite YA family units ever.

Just be prepared, this one's a cry-fest.

Summer in London?  Yes please!

Have any great beach-y or summery suggestions for me?  Leave them in the comments please!


  1. Girl, you got a really great list! :) I've read a couple and others I really want to read.


  2. Ooooh I have My Life Next Door on my shelf but I haven't read it yet. Now I'm looking forward to it. And Sarah Dessen also made my list.

    1. My Life Next Door was SO GOOD! One of my favorites that I read last year definitely. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. I should probably actually *cough* read something by Sarah Dessen. So many people love her!

    1. I will say, she writes a pretty solid contemporary. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I loved reading through your list - I haven't read any of the books, so I'll have to check out your recommendations.

    Tanya Patrice

    1. Thanks! Let me know what you think if you check any of them out =)

  5. I recently purchased the entire The Summer I Turned Pretty series, so hopefully I'll get to it soon. I really love the little banners for the different books!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian