Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is Books To Read At The Pool/At The Beach. I absolutely love reading at the pool and the beach so this prompt seems really fun! So I’ve decided to list my favorite summer/beach/pool reads 🙂

Best Summer Reads: Amazing books that take place during the summer to give you all the feels ❤

1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: This is the only Morgan Matson book I’ve read so far, but I just love it so much and 110% agree with people who call her the queen of contemporary. Probably my favorite summer contemporary read ever ❤

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2. Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Walsh: How can you not love this book? I mean, we get to see Italy! Food! Gelato! And the theme of family is so strong it makes me so happy!

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3. Words in Deep Blue by Jenna Evans Walsh: Ah this one was just so heartbreaking it killed me! I was so moved, and I just loved it so much.

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4. Just One Day by Gail Forman: Hands down the best travel book ever. I mean, we get to see Europe, especially Paris. Just one summer day in Paris is perfect.

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5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Well this one isn’t really a light fluffy contemporary, but it’s so powerful and moving, and isn’t it the first book everyone thinks of that takes place in the summer? It’s a classic for a reason, that’s for sure.

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6. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord: This was the first book I read last summer and it was really a perfect way to start the season. I love reading about Lucy and her friends at camp, and how much she grows as a person.

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Summer Reads Related To Mermaids: Because what beach read would be complete without a healthy dose of mermaids?

7. Wake by Amanda Hocking: Ah I just love this book so much it really got me to love sirens! It’s so dark and twisted but also gripping and moving and magical and I just love love love this series ❤

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8. Mermaid Park: I don’t really remember this book that much, but I remember feeling so enchanted with the perfect summer spent at a mermaid park!

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9. September Girls: Ooh I just loved how mystical this one was–it almost felt like a dream! And it was super cool how it was told from the POV of a guy…not the mermaid! Note: it seems to be universally hated on Goodreads, and I read it a couple of years ago so I don’t remember it so well to be able to comment on that, but when I read it, I definitely didn’t hate it!!!

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10. Forgive My Fins by Terra Lynne Childs: This one takes place right at the start of summer, not really summer, but how could I leave off this perfect mermaid book? I just love Lilly and her mermaid world! Also, cover appreciation.

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What’s on your Top Ten Tuesday today? Have any thoughts about these books or any other summer reads? Don’t forget to drop a comment below ❤

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50 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

  1. Morgan Matson is just such a solid choice for summer reads and I can definitely see Words in Deep Blue working as well. Although that book made me cry so hard and for some reason I just think of cutesy and fluffy contemporaries when I think of summer. Not that Words in Deep Blue wasn’t cute … but also sad. I hope that made sense.

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  2. SUMMER TIME IS FLUFFY BOOK TIME! Love and Gelato was so cute though?? I loved it! I plan to read so many fluffy books. I might turn into a rolling ball of fluff! I’ve got to get my hands on Words in the Deep Blue! I keep seeing it and it sounds like a book I’ll love!

    Happy Summer Reading! 😀

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