Top Ten Tuesday (14): Beach Reads!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, there is a new topic for a list to make about books, reading, and blogging. This week’s topic is Books I’d Recommend As Good Beach Reads.
For beach reads, I tend to read almost all contemporaries during the summer months. I don’t know, it just fits better with the temperature and everything, I guess. Though I often find myself getting incredibly jealous because the protagonist always gets the cute guy, and I’m just sitting here, in the darkness of my bedroom, blogging and scrolling through my Tumblr dashboard.
Also, did you notice that I made my own Top Ten Tuesday button? Isn’t it pretty? :) Oh, and if you are a book blogger, you should totally join this Facebook group I recently created, just for us bloggers, where we can share posts and let others know about our blogs.
1. 13 Little Blue Envelopes (13 Little Blue Envelopes, #1)
by Maureen Johnson
This book made me realise how easy it actually is to travel through Europe, and how close everything is. You can just take the train to France from here and boom, you’re in Paris. I loved 13 Little Blue Envelopes, definitely one of my favourites.
2. The Last Little Blue Envelope (13 Little Blue Envelopes, #2)
by Maureen Johnson
This is the sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and it’s just as good as the first book. It made me feel ALL OF THE THINGS. Definitely a great summer read.
3. Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins
Really though, if you haven’t read this yet, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? Anna is easily the best contemporary romance I’ve ever read so far. It has everything you could want in a contemp: a great group of friends, a romantic setting, a passionate protagonist, and a great love interest.
4. The Summer My Life Began
by Shannon Greenland
I recently read this book for review, and it’s a great beach read, in my opinion. Recommended to everyone who likes contemporary fiction with a little bit of drama mixed in.
5. Beauty Queens
by Libba Bray
Now, I must admit that I haven’t read this yet, but it’s on the top of my summer TBR (To Be Read) pile, and it seems like a hilarious read. Fifty beauty contestants stranded on a desert island? That sounds awesome!
6. An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green
I had a hard time choosing one John Green book, but this one (and Will Grayson, Will Grayson) turned out to be the less tear-jerking book of them all. Because you don’t want to be sobbing loudly while you’re at the beach, right? Just save those books for the privacy of your own bedroom.
7. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith
A short, adorable romance with witty dialogue and some drama mixed in—because what’s a contemp without a tiny bit of drama? Also has a swoon-worthy love interest with a British accent, for those of you wondering.
8. Any Sarah Dessen book
Sarah Dessen has this formula that she seems to use for every single one of her books, but I don’t mind. They make great beach reads, and her guy characters are the best.
9. The Sky Is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson
Reading this one might result in some gross sobbing, but at the same time, it’s absolutely adorable and beautifully written.
10. Saving June
by Hannah Harrington
Also kind of emotional at times, but I absolutely LOVED this book. It was hilarious, cute, sad, and beautiful. Absolutely incredible.
BONUS MENTION: One Moment by Kristina McBride