Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Recommend As Good Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday has another topic and different bloggers give their top ten. I love making lists, so here's my first one!

This week topic is 
Top Ten Books I'd Recommend As Good Beach Reads

I mostly read YA, but I think there are more Chick Lit titles that are a Good Beach Read. So you will mostly find those here, but I will add some YA as well. There will also be a mix between the books I will read this summer and that I have already read.

1. I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk
This book was published last week and this will be my ultimate summer read. For those of you who don't know it: this is the fourth part in the I Heart series about Angela Clark. She is just so hilarious! Your beach trip isn't complete without this book!

2. City of Swords by Mary Hoffman
I already discussed this book on my blog, and again: I can't wait to read this. The sixth book in the Stravaganza-series. It gets published on July 5th, so that's mostly the reason I put it on this list. For me this will probably be number one this summer. But technically it isn't a real Beach Read. 

3. The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
Yay, a new series by Lauren Conrad. I really liked L.A. Candy and the beginning of her new series is even better. With Madison as the star!

4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
I know, this is a bit old, but trust me, if you haven't read it this is your summer! Every girl should have read this series. 

5. Don't You Forget About Me by Alexandra Potter
I was a bit disappointed by her last title I read (What's New, Pussycat?), but the synopsis of this books looks so good again, that I will give her another chance. Most of her books are really great and maybe the beach will make them even better. 

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 
The trailer for the movie was released last week and for all those people out there who haven't read the book, just like me, it's time we finally do that this summer!

7. Rapture by Lauren Kate
The last book in the Fallen series. I'm curious how it will end. And since it will be published today (US) or otherwise in the next two weeks (UK) it's at least a nice summer read. 

8. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments is one of my favorite series. I love Clares writing style and the turn City of Fallen Angels has taken. One of those titles I can't wait to read this summer. 

9. I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
As one of the greatest Chick Lit authors you can't miss this one and it think it will be a great read on the beach. 

10. Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Although the story takes a sad turn I love his books. And the story is about a girl who spends the summer at her fathers, who lives at the beach. So, a more literary beach book. 


  1. Perks is an incredible book. I'm so excited about the movie. Great list!
    My Top Ten

    1. Hi Lori,

      Thanks for stopping by! I saw the trailer for Perks last week and loved it! I have to read it this summer!
      Your Top Ten had new titles for me, going to check them out later!

  2. With Sisterhood showing up on so many lists today I just may have to break down and read the book. :) Thanks.

    1. Hi Vikk,

      You have to read The Sisterhood, they're great books, I'm sure you'll love them :)
      I liked your Top Ten, although I'm not really a writer ;)

  3. I agree with Lori--Perks is absolutely breathtaking. Also, I'm thinking of reading Lindsey Kelk's series, but I might wait until I see it somewhere for cheap, because I don't usually spend much money on adult fiction.
    Check out my Top Ten?

    1. Hi Lauren,

      Now I have to read Perks. And I saw Anna and the French Kiss on your Top Ten, I'm starting to think I really have to read that one too! It's going on my ever growing wishlist!

  4. I need to check out the I heart series sounds fun. I just finished COLS and loved it!

    here's my TTT

  5. The I Heart series are really fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I agree with the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants being a great summer read and I love Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  8. I think Last Song is one of the few Nicholas Sparks books I haven't read. I can just see my sitting on my beach towel an emotional wreck holding one of his books ;) LOL

    1. I thought The Last Song was one of Spraks' best books! I cried so heart at the end...

  9. Yes! Another Sophie Kinsella mention - she's just perfect for the beach. I have read the first three Mortal Instruments books - liked them and will definitely be reading the next two in the series soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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