Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten Tueday (10) Favorite Beach Reads

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:21 AM with 39 comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list for today plus links to a whole slew of other blogs. After you read mine, of course.

Today's Topic is: Favorite Beach Reads

This topic is right up my alley. I absolutely adore those fluffy, summery, beach-y reads that come out every summer. In no particular order, my top "ten" (I suck. I know. Pretend there are only 10) are: 

My Life Next DoorGirls in White DressesThe Truth About Forever 
GoldenRemember Me?Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1) 
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)Goodnight NobodyEvery Boy's Got One (Boy, #3)
 This Is What Happy Looks LikeAnna and the French KissGirls Night in

My Life Next Door  by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I loved this cute story of neighbors who fall in love.
Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
Full of vignettes of life in your early 20s. Cute, fast, and so true.
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
This is my favorite Dessen book. Follows a girl over a summer as her world finally begins to expand.
Golden by Jessi Kirby
This book is lovely. That is all.
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
Really any book written by Ms. Kinsella could be on this list. This is one of my favorites.
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
A fun story of three girls looking for revenge
I re-read this series every couple of summers. Love.
Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
A murder mystery by Jennifer Weiner!
Every Boy's Got One by Meg Cabot
I love this whole "series" of books (very loosely related) told in mostly in emails. So cute.
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
A boy and a boat. That actually is what my happy looks like.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Why, yes, I am aware that this book makes most of my lists. I love it.
Girls Night In by The Best Authors in Chick-Lit
This compilation of short stories is the perfect beach read.

This was seriously hard. I could have done a top 50 easily. I'm going to stop second guessing myself now (how do I not have any Jane Green or Emily Giffin on here?) and post this.

What are your favorite beach reads? Link me up!

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  1. I want to read Golden. It's featured on a few people's lists now. Sophie Kinsella is always a fantastic read!

  2. Great list! I like that you chose YA & Adult books. I tried to do the same :)

  3. I LOVE Remember Me? It made me so excited and happy! I plan on reading at least one Kinsella, hopefully on a beach, this summer.
    My Top Ten

  4. You've got some really great books on your list! I really am going to have to give Sarah Dessen a try.

  5. LOVE so many of the authors on your list, especially Sarah Dessen and Ann Brashares! It's like you read my mind!

    Ours is at madbutmagicya.blogspot.com. :)

  6. How on earth did I forget to put The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?! I swear that book/series is the perfect fit for summer reading. Great selections this week! :)

  7. This list is LOADED! Loved My Life Next Door, and Anna and Golden. Burn for Burn was fun too! I still need to read The Truth About Forever tho. Thanks for sharing!!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert
    our TTT

  8. The Truth About Forever is a wonderful choice for a beach read - why didn't I come up with it too?! I haven't had a chance to read any of the others yet but I'm dying to, especially Golden and My Life Next Door.
    - Eve @ Every Flavour Books

  9. So many amazing books! My personal favs are This Is What Happy Looks Like, My Life Next Door, The Truth About Forever, and Anna & the French Kiss. I really want to read Golden and Girls Night In. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I haven't read any of these books... yet. But This Is What Happy Looks Like is at the top of my list! And yes, you should have added some Jane Green (I enjoyed Mr. Maybe). I really think you'd like Andrea Semple's, The Ex-Factor (on my TTT list) too!

  11. Great picks! I love Remember Me? and I'm currently reading Anna & the French Kiss. :)

  12. Anna & The French Kiss is perfect for the beach! Isn't funny how certain books always end up on our lists? I know I'm guilty of mentioning my faves practically every week. I've really liked the Jennifer Weiner books I've read, and I'm looking forward to This Is What Happy Looks Like (just brought it home from the library!). Great list! Lots for me to look into, too!

    My TTT

  13. How was Burn For Burn!? I have it but haven't read it yet. Love your lists, as always Nat!
    Beth | The Reading Vixens
    Vixen's Top Ten!

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  14. I'm reading Golden right now on Pulse It for free. It's a great read for sure!

    My TTT

  15. I really want to read Girls In White Dresses and Burn for Burn! Amazing TTT! :)

  16. great list! I have Girls in White Dresses on my shelf to read this summer - glad to hear it is a good beach read.

    Love your blog background!

  17. You totally hit the bulls eye on beach reads... Such a fun list!


  18. Awww there's some really lovely sounding books here! I have to sink my teeth into some of them :).
    My TTT :)

  19. We have a couple of the same books on our lists! I really need to check out Golden, I've seen it on a few lists today and it looks amazing. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  20. Ooh, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants is a good one. And anything by Meg Cabot rocks, I love her Heather Wells series.


  21. Golden!! I knew there was one I'd heard a lot about that I was forgetting to put on my list, and that's the one. I can't wait to get to it, and My Life Next Door. They both sound awesome. :)

  22. I really need to read Sophie Kinsella... she's on a lot of lists today!

  23. Great list! I love most of these books and the other ones I really need to read :)

  24. You have some fantastic authors listed here. I need to read some Sophie Kinsella. Thanks for stopping by my site earlier! @librargrl2

  25. Great list! I just finished reading Golden and I LOVED it!

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten

  26. Great list! We do have a few in common. I love Anna and I've heard great things about Golden.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  27. Oh, Anna and the French Kiss, the epitome of the beach read ;) Golden will be my next read!

    Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee

  28. I've seen Golden on a few lists today. I have got to move this book up on my reading pile!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier today.

    Erin @ YA Book Crush

  29. I love truth about forever! it is one of sarah dessen's best books.

    Great list!


  30. Love this list! :) I've got Burn for Burn sat on my bookshelf waiting to be read, need to get round to it soon! And Girls in White Dresses looks really good, and that cover is so cute!

  31. Perfect list! Love Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot and Stephanie Perkins!

  32. This looks like an awesome list for the beach. I love fun, light, romantic reads, and some of these look perfect.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  33. great list! I have read and loved Anna and the French kiss.
    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

  34. My Life Next Door would have been top on my list, too. I actually just made my sister read it. :) Great picks. Some I've loved, others I need to check out. =)

  35. I really need to pick up Golden one of these days. It's every where I look and everyone just raves about it! You've got lots of good stuff I want to read on your list!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT the other day :)

    Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books

  36. Yay for The Truth About Forever & Anna! I really loved This is What Happy Looks Like too :)
    I really NEED to get my hands on a copy of My Life Next Door & Burn for Burn. They both sound amazing!
    Great list :)

  37. Great list. The Truth About Forever and Anna made my list last year. By the way, the truth is also my favorite Dessen book. I'm looking forward to reading My Life Next Door cause I've been seeing it lately on a lot of lists.

  38. I still need to read This is What Happy Looks Like. I have it, but I haven't had a chance yet. I will!

    Great list!


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