Top 10 Tuesday: Best Beach Reads

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Hi friends! This TTT meme couldn’t have come at a better time, with our participation in Sweet Summertime Reads. Finding the perfect beach read is imperative to a day of sunshine and surf. Hope you’ll take the time to check out a few of our favorites! We stand by them, 150%! Don’t forget to check out Broke and the Bookish who thought up this lovely (helpful) meme and hosts Top 10 Tuesday every week.

Happy summer!


1. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume (Goodreads)
Why? Engaging, dramatic friendship with romance, family, everything. (Magan’s review)

2. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares (Goodreads)
Why? Friends through the years. A series!

3. Bookends by Jane Green (Goodreads)
Why? Fun romance set in London!

4. Naked by David Sedaris (Goodreads)
Why? Hilarious short story collection.

5. Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (Goodreads)
Why? Lighthearted, laugh out loud zany chick lit.


1. The Summer Series by Jenny Han (Goodreads)
Why? Romance, the beach, love triangle!

2. Going too Far by Jennifer Echols (Goodreads)
Why? Hot hot chemistry. (Magan’s review)

3. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker (Goodreads)
Why? The joys of family vacation. (Magan’s review)

4. The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland (Goodreads)
Why? The perfect setting: the beach. (Magan’s review)

5. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (Goodreads)
Why? Cute boys and football. (Our joint review)

–> Stop by Ginger and Tara‘s blogs as well for some more summer awesomeness & giveaways (aka free books)!!!

17 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Best Beach Reads

  1. elena says:

    I have David Sedaris on my list too! I thought about putting The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but didn’t. I can’t believe I didn’t think of the Summer trilogy, a totally obvious choice. Love your choices! 🙂

  2. Ginger @ GReads! says:

    and this is why I asked y’all to do the summertime reads feature with me 🙂 HA! Love all your picks.

  3. Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads says:

    Awesome list! Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants will always be one of my favourite summer reads, as I read the first one when I worked at a summer camp in upstate New York. It was the perfect summer weather read, curled up in an Adirondack chair on my down time.

    And I’m super surprised that there’s no Morgan Matson in there?!? Magan actually passed up the chance to plug Second Chance Summer? Tee hee =)

  4. April Books & Wine says:

    Man, I still need to read Going Too Far, because I totally adored Forget You.

    AND ALSO! Catching Jordan. How I have I not read that book already?

    I am glad your list is comprised of books I would put in my beach bag for real.

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