Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Will Be in My Beach Bag This Summer

                              Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

Pam's List
When I think about reading at the beach, I think light and fluffy.  Basically feel good books. So here's my list:
1.  Landline by Rainbow Rowell.  July 8, 2014.  It's Rainbow Rowell.  Need I say more? (Although this one does sound a little serious).
2.  On the Fence by Kasie West.  July 1, 2014.  This one sounds so cute and I've already heard great things.  And I've loved every single book she's written so far. 
3.  Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins.  August 14, 2014. It's by Stephanie Perkins and it's got happily ever after in the title.  Sold!
4.  Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana. June 17, 2014.  "Back to the Future meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High when Haley’s summer vacation takes a turn for the retro in this totally rad romantic fantasy."  Time travel and romance in 1982.  I can't wait to get my hands on this one!
5.  17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen.  June 17, 2014.  "Fans of Sarah Ockler, Susane Colasanti, and Stephanie Perkins will fall head over heels for this addictive, heartfelt, and often hilarious modern love story."  Assuming these comparisons are right, this one sounds like a perfect beach read!

Sheri's List
Even though I usually like light and fluffy at the beach I also use vacations as an opportunity to work through my TBR shelves so a few of these have been out for awhile.

6. The Selection by Kiera Cass, "Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined." OHHHH doesn't that sound fabulous.
7. Just One Night by Gayle Forman: thank goodness, the final chapter in the love story between Allyson (Lulu) and Willem (Just One Day and Just One Night
8. The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas: the prequel to the Throne of Glass series and focuses on the relationship between Celaena and Sam, her first love.
9. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: Blue finally has the ability to see the dead but the question is why and how can she help Gansey on his own quest....mystery and romance...perfect beach read.
10. Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver: The Delirium series focuses on a society where falling in love is a disease but high school student Lena still manages to fall in love with Alex.  In this second book we learn more about the revolutionaries who challenge the authorities and encourage Lena to resist the old ways.


  1. Great picks. I have On The Fence on my list too, I absolutely loved The Distance Between Us and so I am very excited to get to my copy of this one and see if I love it just as much. I really want to read Isla & Lola as I have only read Anna & the French Kiss so far. I hope you manage to get to them all, here's mine.

  2. I can't wait to read On The Fence. I absolutely love Kasie West's writing! So easy to read! I hope you get to and enjoy all of these books :-)

  3. All great choices. I cant wait to read Isla and the happy ever after!

  4. The Raven Boys is a fantastic read. Isla and Landline seem to be two of the big books of the summer, I'm looking forward to them as well.
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  5. I love The Raven Boys, and I've been meaning to read a couple of the other ones. I hope you enjoy these! :D Great list!

  6. Awesome choices! Landline sounds so good! I really love Rainbow Rowell too. The Selection is one of my favorite books! I'm hoping to reread the first one over the summer and then read the entire trilogy.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. I have got to try some of Kasie West's books. I've heard so many great things. Great picks!

  8. Summer of Yesterday sounds really good! I haven't heard of that one, but I love time travel stuff so I might have to check that one out. I also need to get to the Assassin's Blade! It's been sitting on my shelf for over a month now. I've heard it's amazing!! Plus, I mean it's Sarah J. Maas and Celaena Sardothien. How can you go wrong???

  9. Can I just say YES to all of these!! (except Pandemonium hah). I cannot wait for Isla <3

  10. All of these are on my tbr except for the three I've already read. :) Great list!

  11. I cannot wait to read Landline and Isla. Those are at the very tip tippy-top of my list for the summer. I just checked out Assassin's Blade from the library--I've heard great things--and loved The Raven Boys. Great choices, ladies!