Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten (6) Beach Reads

Top Ten is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

This week is a little difficult for me, as I don't really do much beach reading, mainly because I don't go to the beach. It isn't really a place I feel comfortable at. But since I know there are people out there that do, I figured why the heck not and see what I can come up with! For those who are constant beach readers, let me know if this is something you would consider reading at the beach! (BTW, you'll know that I'm not much of a beach reader since I'm most likely going to pick books that have anything that references summer on it!)

1. All Jenny Han - Granted, I have only read her Burn for Burn series, I have been told that her Summer books are just as wonderful. If I ever do go to the beach, I'm going to make sure to pick it up as I kick back in the sand to read it!

2. The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter - Apparently I'm a liar, since this book I did actually read while on the beach. Believe it or not, reading this did make me forget a lot about the uncomfortable heat of the day (and the fact that sand covered me).

3. Twenty Boy Summers by Sarah Ockler - I mean...why not? It's Sarah Ockler!

4. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - It has been a really long time since I thought about this book, but I can't help but think about what a good book this would be.

5. All Sarah Dessen - She's just awesome, so I don't see why not!

6. Pretty Little Liars - Maybe not as light as the others, but everyone loves a good mystery/thriller/liars! 

Okay, I could go on, but the main thing that I want to make a note of is that a lot of light, humorous, contemporary novels would make an excellent beach read. Obviously, Showalter is the only outlier on the list, but thinking of it, just a lot of fun reading could do. Nothing too intense!

What would everyone else consider a beach read? I really do want to know, since I'm not very good at thinking up very good list!


marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

The Summer books are so so great you should definitely check them out

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Becca Bee said...

Sarah Dessen is definitely an author that immediately comes to mind when I think about beach reads. Her stuff is just so fun. Nice list. :D

Anonymous said...

Twenty Boy Summer made my list too! Great choices.

Emily Anne said...

Books by Sarah Dessen are awesome! And so is Anna and The French Kiss :)

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Jasmine @ Flip That Page said...

Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen yes! :) Personally, I liked the Summer series better than Burn For Burn. Try it out! :D Great post, by the way.

Tabitha said...

Yes!! Your list. The Summer books are fantastic, so are all Sarah Dessen books - and then Anna!! AH. Favorite book alert. I hope you get the chance to read all of these books this summer!

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Eveline V said...

Great list! Love Pretty Little Liars:)


Sash and Em said...

Totally agree with you about ALL Sarah Dessen books! It's Colby!

Krista Davis said...

No, no - the Showalter book is PERFECT for the beach. Read about hot guys while watching hot guys. Visual aids. :)

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Anonymous said...

I don't like to read on the beach either. It's just so uncomfortable to me. But I think Anna and the French Kiss would be perfect for the beach, too!

♫ Nova Lee ♫ said...

I like your choices. You totally chose authors that I'll definitely be reading. I really like Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, though I need to read more..
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