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Top Ten Books I’d Recommend As Good Beach Reads
(in no particular order)

The cover images are linked to my review, if available, or Goodreads. I decided to just show book covers, because who doesn’t like eye candy?! ๐Ÿ™‚

unbreak my heart

Playing Hurt

I didn’t realize until 3/4 of the way through picking titles that all my selections were contemporary! I consciously chose YA titles, because this is a YA blog, but I didn’t purposely set out to only choose contemporaries! Though, now that I think about it, I do feel drawn to contemporaries as something to read on the beach, by the pool, or when on vacation. Or maybe it’s just because I’ve been on a huge YA contemporary kick recently, with so many fantastic ones being released this year!

What are some of your favorite beach reads? Do you lean toward a specific genre for beach/poolside reads?

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18 Responses to Top Ten Books I’d Recommend As Good Beach Reads

  1. beckie @ becca's book bug
    Twitter: beccaxx03

    Those are some great some reads!!! unfortunately i have read none! BUT quite a few are on my TBR list already, have you read them all? Which is your favourite from there?
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  2. There is so much love inside me
    for The Traveling Pants books! I LOVE them! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Rebecca (Kindle Fever)
    Twitter: kindlefever

    Ohh, so many pretties! I like! I actually haven’t read any of these. o: *hangs head in shame* I really want to though, so perhaps I need to book it all in this summer. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m sure they’re awesome choices!
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  4. I haven’t been reading a lot of contemporaries lately, but they just feel perfect for summer! Summer is a time full of wild possibilities, which just fits with contemporary novels.
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  5. Henrietta
    Twitter: henriettachan

    Thanks for the recommendation! I’ve heard many good things about Flat-Out Love but I haven’t read it yet. I guess I’ll take this as a sign to include it in my summer reading list ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Amanda @ Letters Inside Out
    Twitter: lioamanda

    I think contemporary is almost always better for the beach. I don’t know just fits! LOL!

    Great selection! The only one I haven’t read yet is Beautiful Disaster, but I bought it a few days ago so hopefully soon.
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    What a fabulous list this week, Jen! I really need to try GRAFFITI MOON ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Leigh Ann Harbin
    Twitter: stormspirit

    I’ve read 3 and own 3 others that I plan to read soon! I just reviewed Unbreak My Heart today actually (and I’m giving my copy away)! Great list!!

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  9. Lindsey (A Storm of Words)
    Twitter: starlightstorm

    Oooh, I’ve only read TSoTP and Amy and Roger and I totally agree that they’d make GREAT poolside/beach reads! Many of the others that I haven’t read are on my TBR list, though! Good thing summer is coming up so I can get on that xD

    And haha yeah when I was trying to come up with a list in my head (which I didn’t end up posting because I couldn’t come up with enough >_<), many of them were contemporary reads, as well. I guess there is just something about pairing 'realistic' fiction when one is outdoors?
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  10. Nina Reads
    Twitter: NinaReads

    I really need to read Playing Hurt as I loved Holly Schindler’s writing in A Blue So Dark!:) Great list!
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  11. Sisterhood of the Traveling pants BEGS to be read on the beach. Great choices.
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  12. Sara @ Just Another Story
    Twitter: JstAnotherStory

    I just finished Paper Towns and I totally agree, it`s a perfect summer read. I have been lusting after Playing Hurt for SO LONG!! I am bound and determined to get to it this summer.
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  13. nea barabea says:

    YES for Bautiful Disaster!! LOVED this book!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And In honor!! I’ve heard awesome things about it!! Amazing list!! I would definitely pick all these books up while lying on the beach and taking the sun! ๐Ÿ™‚
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