Monday, June 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Top Ten Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is an weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week participants list their Top Ten choices for a weekly theme. This week's theme is: Top Ten Beach Reads!

The way I define a "beach read" is something that can get you in the mood for summer.  Most of the books here remind me of summer in some aspect :)

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)  The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)    Christy Miller Collection, Vol. 1 (Christy Miller, #1-3)

1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han.  "Summer lovin, had me a blast!"
2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.  Hello?  Summer camp?  Except for demigods?  
3. The Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn.  Hot surfer dudes and 14 year old girls on vacation in California!  YEAH!

Angel's GraceThe Last Song  

4. Angel's Grace by Tracey Baptiste.  Summer in Trinidad with a bit of mystery.  So great!
5. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks.  Nothing says "beach read" than a summer romance by a beach in North Carolina.

   The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
6. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares.  Pants are a girl's best friend!
7. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall.  Read this back in 6th grade & the four girls in this story make the most of their summer and make it one to remember.

The Truth About ForeverStargirl (Stargirl, #1) Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)

8. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen.  A truly beautiful love story.
9. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.  One word:  magical.
10. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison.  I feel kinda summer-y whenever I read a story that takes place in England.

What's your top 10?


Emily Anne said...

Great top ten, I cannot believe I forgot The Truth About Forever and Stargirl!

New Follower, Emily @ Counting in Bookcases

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

yay we have a few of the same
My Top Ten

Becca Bee said...

I saw Stargirl around a lot a few years ago, I don't know why I never got to it. The Summer I Turned Pretty is on my TBR list! :)

lillylilac said...

Good list, I love Percy Jackson and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as well.

Eveline V said...

Great top ten! Percy jackson is on mine too:)


Daniela said...

Percy Jackson and anything by Sarah Dessen make great beach reads! I love your picks :)

BookSmartie said...

The Truth About Forever is lovely, isn't it? I could relate to the heroine so much and I loved how she opened up when she met the catering people - so inspiring! Have you read Dessen's The Moon and More?

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