Top Ten Tuesday (133)

May 26, 2015

is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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I never really need to fill a bag with books for the beach, because I never really go to the beach. First off, I live in Washington, and though I'm near a lake, I don't go because there are too many people, sand, water, and books don't mix, I either burn or stay whiter than a Great White Shark, and I can't swim. I'm much more comfortable sweating in the heat on the couch in front of a fan and eating Otter Pop after Otter Pop. But still, there are books that would just go so well with being read on the beach (but pleaseee, keep them away from the water). So here are ten books I own and have read that would go just swimmingly with your darling beach bag (and please ignore my horrible photo).



It would've been too easy to just list ten contemporary novels, so I tried to put some variety on here. You have mermaid-esque people and a story that's tons of fun, and then one that's practically flawless and filled with teenage crime solvers like Criminal Minds--and one book with problem solving of the ghost variety. There's a novel set in the Australian Outback about a girl who's kidnapped by a man who loves her, and another that's set in a series of befores and afters. And it's not a beach bag without a Sarah Dessen novel, so might I suggest my favorite? I've also recommended a lovely romance filled with several standout characters, and a book about hostages at sea a la Captain Phillips--and you best remember who the captain is. Finally, there's a contemporary novel that's so damn fluffy you'll be crying clouds or cotton candy, and a beachy read that can't be missed--for it is, after all, about the daughter of the one and only Captain James Hook.

What books will be in your beach bag this summer?

14 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you that you get to read Anna and the French Kiss for the first time. That book is pure magic!

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  2. Oh Of Poseidon is a great choice! I have the first two on my Nook and I always forget about them. I will have to add them to my summer TBR. I also haven't read Along for the Ride yet either, although I have owned it for years! Dessen is a great summer choice. Great List!
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  3. Great selection! I loved Along for the Ride, too. I put a Sarah Dessen book in my bag as well.

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  4. Fantastic choices! I really hope you enjoy Anna and The French Kiss! I really want to read How To Love but I never seem to get around to it. My TTT

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  5. I loved Anna and The French Kiss, and it would be a great book for the beach! You have to read it soon

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  6. I loved the picture and the effort you've made putting it together :) and a great lis too!

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  7. I love how you've presented this post :-) Hook's Revenge I really would like to read :-) I'm a new follower so hiya Rachel! :-) Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out! Have a great day :-)

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  8. Wow you've put a lot of thought into this list and it shows. :) Well done for avoiding the full contemporary list! I love the sound of Hooks Revenge! I've never heard of it before so definitely adding that to my list to check out! I also haven't yet read anything by Sarah Dessen so it's great to have a favourite recommended.

    Great list,
    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune.co.uk

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  9. Love your picks and the variety you have in them. Anna and the French Kiss is just so adorable and fits the stereotypical beach read category perfectly. Great list!

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  10. Anna and the French Kiss is the *perfect* summer read, I love that book so much!
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  11. The Naturals and Hook's Revenge are on my tbr as well. :)

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  12. Hi!! I nominated you for a Liebster award!! :) It's legit I swear. I thought your blog was super cool and I love the name. You can check out the rules and everything on my blog at www.abookloversplaylist.blogspot.com

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  13. I loved The Naturals was really good. I still need to read Anna. Love the picture.

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  14. I love that you made a beach bag full of books. So Clever!!!! So many I still need to read. I see a few I need to add to my TBR. Thanks for sharing your beach bag this week. happy reading My TT

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