Top Ten Tuesday: Great Beach Reads


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads

In my mind the beach isn’t a place for serious reading and it isn’t a place for something scary either. It’s a place to read books that make you feel as warm on the inside as the sun and sand make you feel on the outside. When I think of beach reads I think of something light and fun and, yes, romantic. So that’s pretty much the underlying theme with the ten books I picked.

1) The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen – This is my all-time favorite Sarah Dessen book (but may soon be replaced by Saint Anything? Seriously. Loving that book.)

2) Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen – Yes, she made the list TWICE. Her books are just that great to me. I feel like this one is her beachiest book yet so definitely fits on the list.

3) Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Summer, doing new things, meeting new people…

4) How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer – This book is about a girl who does an internship at a park similar to Disneyland. I loved the summery aspect of it while at the same time, it’s not your typical beach book.

5) This is What Happy Feels Like by Jennifer E Smith – I love all of her books and really, any of them could have made the list. I ended up choosing this one because I think it’s set on the coast so it has a tad more of a beachy feel than her other ones.

6) Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson – This book may seem really similar to the one for #5, but they are different and I loved them both.

7) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – Not a book set during the summer, but still light and fun.

8) Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park – Another book not set during the summer, but fun and romantic and a little bit more serious than some of my other choices.

9) What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick – This book was great and really made me want to find an island somewhere to live on.

10) The Distance Between Us by Kasie West – Again, just another fun and fluffy read.

Did any of you choose any of the same books? Did I miss any books that would fit with my list?

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Great Beach Reads

  1. Since You’ve Been Gone is on my Summer TBR! I can’t wait to get to it. I love To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before made my list, as well. I loved it! I didn’t like Flat-Out Love too much. I guess it wasn’t my type of book. I’ve been wanting to read What I Thought Was True. Glad you enjoyed it. Great list.

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  2. Love the Sarah Dessen picks, I have those two books on my tablet in the TBR pile – just haven’t gotten around to actually reading them. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han made my list as well! I used to write letters much like the main character, so it will definitely be a fun read and my first contemporary read in a long while. Great list!

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