Top Ten Beach Reads You'll Fall in Love With This Summer

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's getting closer and closer to summer. And I'm getting excited. When most people think of the summer, they think of the outdoor sports and fun in the sun and going to the pool. Well, I can think of one outdoor "sport" I'll be partaking this summer. Reading outside, of course! Preferably, I will be taking some awesome reads to the beach or the nearest body of water available and lounging the day away.

Top Ten Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is a Summer Reads Freebie: Top Ten Beach Reads You'll Fall in Love With This Summer. I'll start your summer reading list off right with these ten reads:

all books by Maureen Johnson: She is not only one of the queens of contemporary but also an absolute genius when it comes to writing fast books. You can read any of her books and be done with them within the next few hours. Be sure to start with her 13 Little Blue Envelopes that will definitely give you some summer love vibes.

Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins: We all need some short stories written by some of our favorite authors in our lives. And they are all set in the summer which is ever better. This book is already released but there is another gorgeous anthology book coming out in January (I know, so far away!) that reminds me a bit of this one titled Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling: This book is certainly a hidden gem and perfect for reading during the summer. It is a short memoir filled with fabulous quirks and hilarious antidotes that are relatable.

The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albight: Contemporary is not a required genre for the summer though most of the readers I come across, contemps are what they are most likely reading during the hot months. For me, it isn't so much contemporary as it is that the book must be set outside of the US. I love reading about characters going to Europe for the first time or the crazy happenings of Ketterdam. The Heir and the Spare is perfect reading for me in the summer, set in Europe with a fairytale-like plot.

all books by Alyson Noel: Alyson Noel writes gorgeous bite-sized contemporary books that you can gobble in one setting. Definitely start off with the thrilling drama in Unrivaled.

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist: In this memoir of sorts, Sundquist tracks down every girl he has ever dated and asked her why they didn't hit it off. It's laugh-out-loud funny and incredibly down-to-earth.

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch: In the mood for some cold gelato and an awesome adventure in Italy? This isn't your normal romance, rather it's about self-acceptance that is told in a gorgeous way.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han: This is only the cutest book you will ever read in your entire life. And to make life sweeter, there's two more books in this series to fulfill that cuteness void in your heart.

The Selection by Kiera Cass: The Selection is one of the quickest series I have ever read. I can usually finish these books in one sitting which is a miracle because I can't read anything else in one sitting. It may be because Cass is an incredible storyteller and before you know it, you are too invested into the story to stop now.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray: I mentioned this book to someone the other day and they haven't heard of it. I was partially in shock because Libba Bray is an absolute genius and I can't believe not many people have heard of this book. Teen beauty pageant contestants are stranded on an island after their plane crashes. They must find a way to survive. And to sweeten the deal, there's pirates. What more can a reader want? If this one isn't for you, check out Going Bovine which has an unbelievable plot that I'm still scratching my head over years later.

What beach reads are you interested in this summer?

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  1. Adored Love & Gelato! Here's my review (read it or not, up to you)