Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books for Your Beach Bag

Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted by Broke and Bookish. This week's topic is "Top Ten Books for Your Beach bag". Though I don't live anywhere near a beach (read: middle of the United States) I have a beach bag because you never know. Here is my list of books I would put in that bag if I was going to the beach.

1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
This book's release could not have been timed better. It is a great summer read, perfect for the beach. I read it while on my trip to Indiana and it was perfect. While I didn't absolutely love the book, I did still really enjoy it.

2. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This is my most anticipated summer read. This story sounds amazing, I love the font on the cover and I just can't wait to read it. 

3. The Selection series by Kiera Cass
I haven't finished this series yet, but if the last book is anything like the first two, this series is a very light read. It doesn't take a lot to get through these books.

4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The movie for this book comes out in the fall. Get ahead of the game and read it now, so you're ready when the movie comes out. I saw the trailer for it recently and it looks amazing.

5. Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
If you're a student and midway through the summer, rest assured. This series about a girls' school for spies will whisk you away. Plus, there are five books in the series, plenty of reading material for summer.

6. The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han
This series is perfect for summer, as it revolves solely around summertime. But it's not a cute, happy summer story. It's more complex than that.

7. Any really good, really long series
For some reason, summer is the best time to start really long, complex series in my opinion. Maybe it's because my mind isn't focused on other things such as school. Pick up a series you've been meaning to start, then marathon in until you're out of books to read. Sounds like a great summer.

8. A Field Guide for Heartbreakers by Kristin Tracey
I read this last summer and it was the perfect summer story about two best friends who go to Prague. Travel reads are fantastic!

9. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Speaking of travel reads, this is another one that is fantastic for summer. Maureen Johnson will make you laugh and make you think. All of her books are fantastic.

10. Anything you want
Seriously, it's summer. Don't let me tell you what to read.

What would you pack in your beach bag? Let me know if the comments. 


  1. Great list! I will definitely have We Were Liars in my beach bag, along with The Summer I Turned Pretty. I strongly recommend that you finish the rest of The Selection series, too.

    My TTT

    1. Thanks! We Were Liars is a fantastic beach read! I hope to finish The Selection series whenever I finally get The One.

  2. Great recommendations! I enjoyed If I Stay immensely and I'm excited for the movie. We Were Liars and Since You've Been Gone seem to be on a lot of peoples' lists.

    My Top Ten: http://vampireandotherparanormalthingsqueen.blogspot.com/2014/06/top-ten-tuesday.html

    1. Yeah, I've had my copy for awhile now and have yet to read it. I'm really hoping to read it before the movie comes out!

  3. The Selection is one of my favorite books! I'm hoping to read We Were Liars pretty soon because I've been hearing such great things about it .:)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. We Were Liars is fantastic and will throw you for a loop! I have yet to finish The Selection series and hope to soon!