Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads


Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish.

This week’s topic is…  Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer or Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads

This is such a fun prompt and I can’t wait to share my list with you guys and to see your lists!  Now, since I couldn’t’ decide I’m going to do five books that I’ve already read that I think YOU should have in your beach bag, and five book that I haven’t read that are going to be in MY beach bag.  Here we go!

Five books that should be in YOUR beach bag


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
           
           This is the essential summertime book.  I have such fond memories of reading this on the beach last year.  It is beautiful and mind blowing and absolutely the perfect beach read.

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          Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

I got this book last summer while I was on vacation (sensing a pattern?) I just happened to pick this up on a whim, and I ended up loving it.  It’s a wonderful story about  Leila’s journey and all of the people she meets along the way.  How she helps and changes them…and it’s just spontaneous and wonderful.  This is a PERFECT road trip or summer vacation book. 

Goodreads



 Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

GAH.  This book.  I can’t even tell you how great it s.  It’s literally summer in book form.  It’s a touching story about friendship, finding yourself, and definitely the must-read summertime book. 


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The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen


 I’ve read a lot of Sarah Dessen books, but I still think The Truth About Forever is my favorite.  To me, summer starts when I break out the Sarah Dessen books.  She has so many of them, and they are all wonderful stories with great characters.  I’ll have my review up for her newest novel, Saint Anything very soon!







Just One Day by Gayle Forman
             
            I love this book so much <3  It’s such a great story and it gives you such a rush.  It makes you want to jump up and go travel the world and experience things. 

            
            Goodreads





All of these books were 5 star reads for me and come highly recommended.  I can’t even really tell you how great these are.  I definitely think that you should pick these up if you get the chance because they are all great summer and beach reads. 

Five books that are going to be in MY beach bag

        Wild Hearts by Jessica Burkhart
           
This is the fourth book in the If Only series of YA contemporary companion novels.  I love this series because they always have the cutest stories, each by a different author.  I especially can’t wait to read the next one, Wild Hearts, because they are so much fun for the summer and I actually used to read Jessica Burkhart books.  I definitely recommend all of these books – perfect beach reads.
         
        Goodreads


            The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

            I’m so excited to read this one!  I read On The Fence by Kasie West and it was super cute and I LOVED it.  I’m hoping I love The Fill-In Boyfriend just as much.  Kasie West’s books seem like perfect summer reads and I recommend On The Fence!
         
         Goodreads



            Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

            This book was pretty popular last summer.  I never got around to reading it then, so I’ve been saving it.  It sounds super fun and I know it involves music and friends and a ROAD TRIP.  I’m really hoping I like this, and hopefully I’ll even be able to pick up the sequel. 

 Goodreads
              
           
         To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

            This is another one that came out last summer.  I was SUPER excited for it at the time, but I never read it.  I can’t wait to finally dive into it this summer and I know there’s a sequel soon so YAY.
       
         Goodreads




         Lola and The Boy Next Door By Stephanie Perkins

            I’ve read Anna and the French Kiss, which was super fun and adorable.  I feel like this is the summer where I finally pick up another Stephanie Perkins book.  Lola is next on my list!

            Goodreads 
            
          

This was SO MUCH FUN and I hope you were able to get some good beach read recommendations.  I think all of these are great summertime reads and I hope that you get to pick some of them up, wherever you may be this summer. 
         
          
        
          
         
   

41 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these, but We Were Liars looks SO good! I just haven't gotten around to it yet... Great list! :)

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. Thanks :)
      I definitely recommend We Were Liars and I hope you can get the chance to read it soon!

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  2. I have read so many of these books! :-) I really loved Open Road Summer. I hope you do too :-) I think it's a perfect beach read. My TTT

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    1. Yeah, I've been waiting for quite awhile to read it, so I really hope I like it too.

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  3. Okay, I've read 6/10 books you've just listed! Great picks!

    My Top 10 Tuesday

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  4. Nice selection! I really want to read Since You've Been Gone and Open Road Summer. I'm reading The Fill-In Boyfriend right now and I'm loving it. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

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    1. Thanks <3
      So exciting! I really want to read it....I may not be able to wait another month until I go to the beach!
      I hope you enjoy them. Since You've Been Gone was fantastic.

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  5. I've been seeing We Were Liars on quite many lists today, and it totally makes sense :) I read it myself last summer - laying on a grass with a berry smoothie. It was perfect! Great list :)

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    1. Thanks <3
      I still remember reading the ending while I was sitting by the pool. I was like "what??" and sat up. I had to reread the end like five times.

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  6. I still need to read something by Gayle Forman I hear so many great things :-) Lovely selection here Olivia! :-) I'm a new follower so hiya! :D Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out! Have a great day :-)

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    1. Hello! <3
      I wouldn't say Gayle Forman is one of my all time favorite authors, but Just One Day definitely makes my all time fav contemporaries list.

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  7. I love that you've given recommendations and your TBR list! I haven't read anything by Sarah Dessen yet and there are so many I have no idea where to start but as you have recommend The Truth About Forever I may start there :)

    Lola and the Boy Next Door was on my list too :) Nothing better than a cute contemporary romance when sitting on the beach!

    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune.co.uk

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    1. Sarah Dessen has so many books that it can be hard to know where to start. I hope you enjoy The Truth About Forever.
      Thanks! I could have easily done ten and ten.

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  8. I love the twist! I've read a few on your choices for us to pick up, but I'm definitely adding the rest to my to read pile! I love Morgan Matson, she is the queen of summer reading! I'm curious to know what you think of Lola, I loved Anna but didn't get on as well with Lola.
    My TTT

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    1. Thanks <3
      I hope you enjoy them!
      Morgan Matson is amazing and I hope to pick up more of her books this summer.
      Me too. I liked Anna, but I feel like my expectations were too high because of all the amazing things i'd heard. I'm interested to see where I stand with Lola.

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  9. The Fill-In Boyfriend looks so great. I've heard nothing but raves about it. We Were Liars is definitely perfect summer reading and I'm dying to read Lola (though I'll probably start with Anna). Great list!

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    1. Yeah, you should definitely pick up a Kasie West book if you get the chance!
      I hope you enjoy Anna!

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  10. Let's Get Lost, We Were Liars, and The Truth About Forever were are fantastic! I'm also looking forward to reading To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. I agree. They are some of my favorite contemporary books.
      I hope we both enjoy it!

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  11. I loved loved LOVED Lola and the Boy Next Door -- that should be a really fun beach read!

    my TTT

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    1. YAY. Everyone seems to like Anna the best out of the three, but I'm hoping that I like Lola just as much, if not more.

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  12. I just read The Truth About Forever and loved it (and Sarah Dessen's books would absolutely be in my beach read bag if I had one going right now). Same for Let's Get Lost - I want to read that! And I keep on seeing stuff (good stuff!) about The Fill-In Boyfriend so I know I need to read it, I just haven't yet. But high hopes for it!

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    1. I've read quite a lot of Sarah Dessen books, but The Truth About Forever is still my favorite!
      I hope you get to read Let's Get Lost soon! I really really enjoyed it.
      I hope we both like The Fill-In Boyfriend!

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  13. Just One Day!!! What a lovely book, have you read the other one? So lovely.Since You've Been Gone is another great book! I can't wait for you to read ola and the boy next door <333333 such a cute book and open road summer too! Agh, great choices! :)

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    2. Yeah, I read Just One Year pretty recently and I really liked, too!
      Me either! I am slightly angry because every time I go to Barnes and Noble they never have Lola. I'll have to order it from Amazon soon.
      Thanks <3 Can't wait to read all of these.

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  14. Thank you for the reviews! I've added a couple to my Goodreads want list!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them.

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  15. I have The Fill In Boyfriend and To All the Boys... on my TBR. Here's to a great summer of reading!

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    1. Really hope we both enjoy them!
      Definitely! <3

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  16. I need to get We Were Liars, I've seen it in so many lists this week. I also need to get more Sarah Dessen books because everyone seems to love her books haha. Have you read Just One Year & Just One Night?!? I can't wait to see what you think of To All the Boys I've Loved Before!! I love that book so much. It was a lot of fun and a lot of feels haha. Lola wasn't my favorite in the trilogy but it was still cute. I can't wait until you get to Isla and the Happily Ever After! Great list!

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    1. Thanks :)
      Yes! I definitely recommend We Were Liars. Sarah Dessen, too. She is great when it comes to contemporary YA and she has so many books!
      I've read Just One Year and Just One Night and loved them both!! Such a great series.
      I can't wait either! I have been waiting for a year to read this book. I'm looking forward to continuing on with Stephanie Perkins books too!

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  17. Awesome list!!! So many great titles. Still haven't gotten around to Truth About Forever but I do plan to soon. I have Wild Hearts and Fill in Boyfriend on my TBR. I hope you get a chance to read your choices. I love that you split the list and made one for us. Very clever. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy reading. My TT

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    1. Thank you!
      I always love recommending books and there are so many great summer reads that i've read already and wanted to share.
      Hope you enjoy The Truth About Forever!

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  18. I've been wanting to read Since You've Been Gone and Fill in Boyfriend. Happy future summer reading!

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    1. Thanks <3 You too!
      Since You've Been Gone is amazing and I hope you like it.

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  19. What a great list! Since you've been gone was an amazing read, I loved it! Did you read any other Morgan Matson books? Amy & Roger's Epic Detour was pretty great, too :)
    I loved To all The Boys I've Loved Before, I can't wait to read your review about it! :D I've been meaning to read The Fill-In Boyfriend, too, seems like a great light summer read.
    Great TTT, thank you for sharing all those amazing reads! :)

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    1. Thanks!
      YES. Love Since You've Been Gone!
      I haven't read any other "Morgan Matson" books, but I have read some by Katie Finn (her pen name). I really want to pick up Amy and Roger this summer, though!
      I can't wait to read it either! To All The Boys I've Loved Before sounds SO GOOD.
      I hope you get to read some great books this summer!

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  20. Great list!

    I loved To All The Boys I've Loved before, and I'm impatiently waiting for my copy of P.S. I Still Love You to get here. Lola and the Boy Next Door was another book that I adored.

    I'm also planning on reading Let's Get Lost this summer because I have a copy of Adi's next book, and I don't want to read it without not having read his debut. (I'm weird like that.)

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

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    1. Thanks!
      I'm excited to read it because now there will be a sequel for me to read right away.
      I really enjoyed Let's Get Lost and am very excited for his new book! I hope you like them both.

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