Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Beach Reads

Posted June 11, 2013 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 22 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Ahhh… the beach.
Fort Bragg, CA
So, I don’t really care for the beach. (Cue gasps of outrage) Well, to be more specific I don’t really care for the sun and the sun and the beach usually go hand in hand. Beaches are beautiful but the only way I can appreciate it is if it’s nice and overcast or if I’m hiding under a very large umbrella. But when I think of ‘beach reads’ I think of something romantic and something with a little humor and sometimes something with a hint of paranormal. Here are a few of my favorites:
Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)Agnes and the HitmanHere I Go Again
Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins {Purchase}
Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer {Purchase}
Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster {Purchase}
Craving PerfectGoodnight Tweetheart
Craving Perfect by Liz Fichera {Purchase}
Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros {Purchase}
Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)Tempest Rising (Jane True, #1)
23219First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)The Undomestic Goddess
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella {Purchase}
What do you like to read at the beach?


22 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Beach Reads

  1. Yay for Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella! I could read their books all day long over the Summer! I still need to pick up a book by Jen Lancaster, her books sound like so much fun! Brilliant list Bonnie! 🙂
    My recent post Top Ten Tuesday #9: Beach reads.

  2. Jasprit picked Meg Cabot as well! I loved Nantucket Blue and I think that would be a perfect beach read. Thanks for sharing, Bonnie. 🙂
    My recent post Top Ten Tuesday #9: Beach reads.

  3. I've been meaning to read Tempest Rising forever! Perhaps this will give me the kick I've been needing!
    My recent post Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Edition

  4. ChrissiReads

    Sophie Kinsella is a great 'beach read' author. I've really enjoyed her books! Great list.
    My recent post Top Ten Beach Reads

  5. What a fun list! I love Hex Hall and Good in Bed, and the rest are new to me, so thanks! I'm with you, I don't overly love the sun since I burn, but luckily in northern California my beach trips are usually a nice mix of sun and fog, so it's never overwhelming. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. miss_bonnie13

    I should really check out more from Meg Cabot, especially since I've completely ran out of Sophie Kinsella books to read. 🙂

  7. miss_bonnie13

    I haven't read that one yet but it's been getting such fabulous reviews I've added it to Mount TBR. 🙂

  8. miss_bonnie13

    Hex Hall is tons of fun! Enjoyed the spin-off (School Spirits) as well. 🙂 Kinsella is definitely worth checking out if you like chick-lit/contemporary.

  9. miss_bonnie13

    It's one of my favorites! Lots of fun and the main character is hilarious. Hope you enjoy them if you do pick them up!

  10. miss_bonnie13

    Shopaholic was NOT her best but was still somewhat enjoyable. (Becky was super annoying, right?) I should check out Oregon. I'll add it to my list of potential next vacation spots. 😀

  11. miss_bonnie13

    I used to live in Northern California and it never got too hot or too cool since i lived near the ocean… it's way too hot where I live now!

  12. miss_bonnie13

    Yes… Good in Bed did have some sad parts. Good point. Honestly, I'm surprised I came up with 10, 'beach' reads is not my go-to genre. lol

  13. bookseasons

    Oh yeah, I would definitely take anything written by Sophie Kinsella to read at the beach. Her books me smile all the time. 🙂

  14. Lisa

    I have Tempest Rising on my beach list too — perfect! Good in Bed is one that I thought about — but there are parts that make me so sad… and I don't want to be sad at the beach. 🙂 I'll have to check out a few more of these. Great list!
    My recent post Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Beach Reads

  15. Jennifer Crusie and Sophie Kinsella are PERFECT beach reads. I haven't read enough by either. I've never read Weiner before, but so many people read her books. I may have to look into those. In fact, I wasnt to check out all the books on this list! Awesome choices, Bonnie!

  16. Heidi

    I just saw Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella on Reader's Den. I have only read the first Shopaholic book and did not care for it but I should try another of her books. I have yet to read a Cabot book, I know gasp. Gotta love Darynda. If you want cool and cloudy beaches try Oregon.
    My recent post Tell Me Something Tuesday 17: Ratings

  17. Haha, your commentary on the beach makes me think you should go to England. One time when I saw Maureen Johnson, she started talking about holidays in England involve going to the beach and sitting in the car because it's raining. :-p
    My recent post Review: Defiance

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