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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

When I think of beach reads I imagine books that are easy to immerse yourself in, have a bit of humor in them, are relatively quick reads, and are mostly just light and fun. Not all of these books fit the description, but still. I also looked at my beach reads list from last year and tried not to pick the same books. 

1) School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
2) The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace
3) Golden by Jessi Kirby
4) The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
5) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
6) Just One Day by Gayle Forman
7) All Sarah Dessen books
8) Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
9) The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
10) Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook
 By 'beach read' I think I'll generalize it to a summer/holiday/light-hearted/fun/friends/romance read :) Though they're not all typical contemporary as I'm not reeeeeally a contemporary girl.

1) Falling Fast - Sophie Mckenzie
2) Boys Don't Cry - Malorie Blackman
3) Star-Crossed - Rachel Wing
4) The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen
5) Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
6) Incarnate - Jodi Meadows
7) Sam Cruz's Unfallible Guide to Getting Girls - Tellulah Darling
8) Candor - Pam Bachorz
9) Everneath - Brodi Ashton
10) Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen


  1. I'm not familiar with your titles but the covers look creat. enjoy your reading at the beach. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  2. Hey I have read most of the books so I'd say awesome list. I am currently reading school spirits. :) I can't wait to read The moon and more.

    Ankita Booklok Coffee

  3. Great titles - haven't read ANY Of them (how is that even possible?!). New follower for sure :)

  4. I love your choices, Vampire Academy and Pushing the Limits are my favourites.
    Great Blog =)

  5. Great list! I agree that Sara Dessen = summer/beach reading! Thanks for stopping by my list!

  6. Honestly I would sob while reading PTL but who cares :D I'm not a big fan of Sara Desen but yeah her books are perfect for summer. Also I can't believe that I've forgotten about Wolves of Mercy Falls. Great lists girls :)

  7. Ooooh, some of those in the second list especially sound really good! And the to-read list expands.

  8. I love that you have Vampire Academy on your list… Those are good reading anyway! :-) I've been wanting to read The Ghosts and the Goth for a while now and am glad to see some of the titles you put it up there with – it definitely looks like the book I will like. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Haha! I love that you have all Sarah Dessen's books up there. I've only read Along for the Ride thus far...any recommendations as to what I should try of hers next? Wonderful lists this week! :)

    1. Along for the Ride is one of my favorites! My other favorites by her are This Lullaby, Just Listen, and What Happened to Goodbye--all great summer reads!

  10. Good list, I love the Wolves of Mercy Falls series as well.

  11. Love Golden! And I really want to try a Malorie Blackman soon too :-)

  12. I like your lists! I'd love to read the Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman books! I just in the last year experience both authors and I love them!

  13. So many awesome books on your list! I really want to read some Sarah Dessen this summer. Everyone loves her books! And it looks like I need to pull up the old TBR list and add some of these to it! Great list Gabbi!

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  14. I love finding more books to add to my pile! I have the Book of Broken Hearts on my summer list too. @librarygrl2

  15. Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier. I'm re-reading Vampire Academy now for like the 9th or 10th time. :) HEHE! Love that series! Loved Pushing the Limits. Love Shiver too! Great list--seems like we have similar tastes. :)

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  16. Great lists!! I really want to read a few of these like Pushing the Limits, VA, Incarnate, and Everneath!

  17. I've heard great things about almost all of these, and most of them are on my TBR, but I've read only Shiver & VA so far. Great lists!

  18. So many great titles! I can't wait to read Vampire Academy, I'm currently reading Shiver!
    -Scott Reads It!

  19. I have only read 1 of the books on your entire post! But I do want to read a lot of them... Maybe I'll get a chance during my beach vacation next month!

  20. I absolutely loved Incarnate! I actually read it last summer. I'm hoping to purchase Asunder soon enough. :b

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  21. I've read Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood and Golden and they were great books. It looks like you have an awesome list. A lot of these titles are on my list as well. :) Great picks!

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