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Daily Archives: June 12, 2012

Top Ten Books to Bring to the Beach

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome feature fromĀ  The Broke and the Bookish and brings you a new top ten list each week. This week the topic is Beach Reads!

When I think of summer books I first think of something light and fun, maybe with an exotic flavor to it. I’m not opposed to a little action or drama though, as long as there’s a great story that I can escape in.

Listed in no particular order, here are my top 10 books to bring to the beach:

First off are 5 tried, tested and true summer favorites:

1. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick – You’ll fall in love with the family next door along with the main character Samantha. An intense book about first love and family, and it features a summer setting.

2. Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn – This mystery will appeal to fans of Heist Society, and anyone interested in art or Japan.

3. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour – I’ve mentioned this book before but have to give this lovely book another push. It’s a road-trip book about a girl band, takes place over the summer, and has a male pov. Doesn’t the cover have a great retro summer vibe?

4. The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny HanI listed this on last year’s beach book recommendations, but they really are addictive summer reads. The setting, romance, and the characters make these books beach bag worthy.

5. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen – I’ve only read a few books by Sarah Dessen, but with their summer settings and contemporary themes, these quick reads would be perfect for a day at the beach. Along for the Ride is particularly charming.

Next up are 5 Books I can’t wait to read in my beach chair:

6. Onyx by Jennifer ArmentroutThe sequel to Obsidian will be out August 14th and promises to be even more exciting, funny, romantic and action-packed.

7. Reunited by Hilary Weisman GrahamA road-trip friendship book that sounds like a lot of fun.

8. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund – A dystopian romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I’ve preordered this one and can’t wait to read it.

9. A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger – This book is set in the summer and features a flawed main character whose dream summer plans turn into a nightmare.

10. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid – This dystopia is due to hit shelves July 10 and sounds like a fun, thrilling ride.

What books are you taking to the beach this summer?

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