Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Top Ten Tuesday #14: Beach Reads
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish with a different topic for a top-ten list each week. You can find out more about it here.
The links will take you to my reviews, if available.
This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books I'd Recommend as Good Beach Reads
All of these are books set in summer and have a more light feel to them, nothing too dark!
1. The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy
Terra Elan McVoy's style isn't for everyone, since the plot in her books (well, the ones I've read) moves very slowly, but I for one love them. Her writing is very understated, but in the best way possible, and The Summer of Firsts and Lasts basically screams summer.
2. The Summer series by Jenny Han
These books are probably going to be on everyone's list, but rightfully so, because they're amazing. I just love getting lost in Jenny Han's writing, and those characters, and just... these books are perfect summer reading.
3. Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
Moonglass does deal with some more serious issues, but the tone stays light-hearted, so I think it'd still make a good beach read.
4. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker
I liked Unbreak My Heart when I first read it, but I wasn't completely in love with it, like a lot of people seemed to be. The more I think about it, though, the more I can appreciate this book's understated beauty. I'd love to be able to read this at the beach, looking out at the ocean...
5. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
I think this is the perfect book for anyone stuck at home but wishing they were traveling the world.
6. And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky
And Then Things Fall Apart might be more summer read than beach read, but whatever. I love this book, and it's a light, fun summer read.
7. Anything by Sarah Dessen
This one is a given - no explanation needed.
8. Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
I haven't seen too much buzz about this one, but Stealing Heaven is one of my favorite Elizabeth Scott books because the set-up is so unique.
9. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
I'm not sure if this book really belongs on this list, since it does deal with some darker issues, but the tone is light and it has a very summery/beachy feel to it.
10. Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
A lot of people were disappointed by this book, and I can see where they're coming from, but I for one really enjoyed Playing Hurt.
These are (some of) the books I'd recommend as beach reads - what are some of your favorite lighthearted summer reads?