Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
It should probably be noted that my idea of a beach read is, uh, anything. Even if it’s dark and dangerous and depressing. That said, I’m going to TRY to give you guys what it is you’re looking for. I think. Uh. Well, here we go! (All title links go to Goodreads)
1. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
I have not posted my review of this one yet, but GUYS. One of the best contemps I’ve EVER read. Seriously. It’s a little lacking on the fluffy, fun side but … I don’t care. I reread this one any day.
2. The Selection by Kiera Cass
There are few books that are total and utter mind candy, sparkly and airey. This, this is one of them. And I loved ever second of it.
Gorgeous cover. Gorgeous read. And not too heavy to cart around. (Did I mention ONE OF MY FAVORITES EVER?) 😛
4. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Alright, so, this one will try to take you away to France, but c’mon. Would you rather just be on a beach or on a beach IN PARIS? Be truthful now. (Plus, there’s a reason my review includes so much squealing.)
5. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
A quirkier, spunkier read I’ve rarely come across. Plus, the last book comes out in August, I do believe. It’s a PERFECT time to read or reread this series.
6. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
SHH, we’re sneaking in a non-YA read. That’s pretty okay with me. I LOVE THIS BOOK. UNRESERVEDLY. Perfect summer read right here.
Oh man, I’d almost forgotten about this one. How, I do not know. Thank you, Goodreads. This might literally end up being my beach read!
8. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
HELLO HOTNESS. My favorite Simone Elkeles book of all time right here. A staple of any summer.
9. A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
A CLASSIC. I adore these books, and adored even more the decision to rerelease them with new, gorgeous covers. My old ones were falling apart.
10. A Match Made in High School by Kristen Walker
Seriously, sometimes you have to enjoy a book for its cuteness. This is one of those times.
9 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I’d Recommend As Good Beach Reads”
Whoa- I need to bump up Pushing my Limits on my TBR – one of the best contemps ever you say? Sounds amazing.
Anna, Perfect Chemistry and Paranormalcy are some of my favorites too and you can’t go wrong taking them to the beach. Looking forward to checking out your other choices soon. Happy summer reading!
I was contemplating if to put Paranormalcy on my list 😛 😀 Glad you did!! And oh my god, Pushing the Limits!! Can’t wait to read it!! My exams end on Monday!! And then this book will be all mine ❤ ❤ Can't wait ❤ ❤ Awesome list!! 😉 😉
Pushing the limits is really good, I agree with most of your list actually! 🙂
You certainly caught my attention with Pushing the Limits. Thanks.
Anna and the French Kiss seems like a popular choice today, which means I should likely check that one out…
Yay for The Selection! I think that book screams “beach read,” even though I’m still not exactly sure what a beach read is. I haven’t read Incarnate yet, but it should be arriving any day now since I won it in a giveaway last week (!) and I’ve heard lots of good things about Pushing the Limits! Great list!
Thanks for stopping by my TTT!
Great choices! Quite a few books on my TBR list here, including Paranormalcy, which just came in at the library! Sounds like it’s just the right season to dive into that one — thanks for the reinforcement =)
I keep seeing people squealing over Pushing the Limits on Twitter… I need to get my hands on that one! Other than that… YES, Anna and I forgot about Pants On Fire! It’s an ADORABLE novel, def a great beach read pick
The Last Song is a fantastic choice for a beach read. Great list.