Top Ten Tuesday (59) : Top Ten Beach Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Brokeandbookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Beach Reads. So, remember last week when I decided to limit myself to a sentence for each book? Well, I’m doing that again, because…it is HARDER THAN IT SEEMS, okay? And well, beach reads. They’re basically sweet books you’ll devour anyway, right? If you want to discover the wonderful books, click on the title for a link to Goodreads!

1 • The Siren, Kiera Cass

A weird Ocean, a summer story yet with heavy nostalgia hanging around..

2 • Second Chance Summer, Morgan Matson

Only if you’re not afraid to weep in front of other people on the beach, handle with care, and love..


3 •  The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, Sarah Ockler

Swoon-worthy romance, but definitely more than that.



4 • Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz

Unique teenager voice ahead..

5 • Just Visiting, Dahlia Adler

A best friends story about growing up and facing the new challenges of life..

6 • 99 Days, Katie Cotugno

An entertaining read for those of you NOT AFRAID / bothered by love triangles..

7 • My life next door, Huntley Fitzpatrick

A close-to-perfection contemporary: big family, realistic relationship, simply life..

8 • Let’s Get Lost, Ali Alsaid

The title says it all, let’s get lost..


9 • Peaches, Jodi Lynn Anderson

Friendships, love, struggles, it’s all about a summer with Peaches, in a Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants kind of vibe..

10 • The Summer series, Jenny Han

There’s no other perfect book to read and re-read in the summer than a great Jenny Han contemporary..

Do you prefer sweet, cute and not-too-complicated stories for the summer as well, or not ?

What are your favorite beach reads? Any book you ALWAYS re-read around that season? Let’s chat in comments! 💬

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73 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (59) : Top Ten Beach Reads

  1. Such good choices! I love this 🙂 So many fun books to read in the summer! Though with me, reading books such as Second Chance Summer ANYWHERE near the public is a hazard. I will bawl on anyone and I am afraid for the safety of other human beings XD I love contemporaries in the summer and the sweet, fluffy ones are GREAT!

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    1. Aww thank you so much, I’m so glad you like my choices 🙂 Haha, well for some reason I can’t stop reading sad books in public. I end up crying like a baby or look like I’m going to have a stroke, and people are always asking if I’m okay, hahahaha. The sweet, fluffy ones are PERFECT indeed 😀

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  2. Oh these are great picks Marie! I can’t believe I missed Aristotle and Dante off my list though, it’s such an amazing, coming-of-age, summer read!
    As for the rest I think you’ve successfully made me add ALL OF THEM to my to read list for this summer, I want to try and expand into contemporary books more and I feel like you’ve given me a perfect starting point! 😀
    The Summer of Chasing Mermaids is a book I really need to get around to soon but oh Let’s Get Lost and Just Visiting sound amazing, I want to be able to start reading them right now! 😀
    All these summer posts are really making me nostalgic for the summer, it’s pouring down with rain in England at the moment D:

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    1. Aww thank you so much Beth, I’m glad you like it! ❤ And YES, this makes me so happy I can't wait for you to read all of the contemporaries, with summer coming, it's just the best time to do that.
      Oh yes, me too, it doesn't feel like summer AT ALL here either, it's raining like crazy since a few days, and it's kind of cold, where is the sun 😦

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      1. I’m gonna have to do another month of just solid contemporary reading. I have loads on my to-read list and, honestly, when it gets to summer I do tend to pick up more contemporary books. I have a feeling I’m gonna spend a lot of time when it’s sunny in my garden with my Kindle.
        I know right! It’s June tomorrow we should be having sun, not clouds and rain! But I guess this is Europe after all! 🙂

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      2. Another way to look at it is it’s cliche because it’s true! I’m the same, summer is when I get through more contemporary books than fantasy.
        We actually had nice weather a little while back, but now it’s June it’s practically winter again, I mean, how does that even work?!

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      3. Maybe the whole of mankind (of at least all of Europe’s citizens) slipped into a coma, missed five months and now even though we think it’s June it’s actually November again!
        Or maybe we just have terrible weather over here :/
        And hey, I’ll be willing to read all the fluffy, cute, summer contemporaries I can get my hands on if that’s what it takes to get us some sunshine! 😀

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  3. I have only read two of these books you mentioned. Heard so much amazing stuff about Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. And the blurb of 99 Days on Goodreads sounds interesting! Great list! a lot of stuff added to my TBR haha 😉

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  4. I haven’t read any of these books but I can see a theme emerging with them. There is something about the beach that just lends itself to contemporary romances. I think my ideal beach read is easy-going, light and funny. And not something that I’ll care too much if I fall asleep and don’t finish

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  5. Yes, I also totally love fluffy, happy, feel-good books during summertime 🙂 I also added The Summer of Chasing Mermaids and Aristotle and Dante on my list this week! I really hope to read them soon and I actually already started Ari and Dante today, so I’m super excited 🙂

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  6. Great list! I haven’t read any of these, but most of them are on my TBR list. I can see how all of these would be perfect summer reads! Here’s my TTT. Happy reading and happy summer!
    Kim @ Bookworm Book Reviews

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  7. How perfect! I just ordered Second Chance Summer and Ari and Dante off Amazon yesterday! 🙂 And the Summer trilogy make perfect summery reads. I read them a really long time ago but I do remember them taking place during the summer. It’s been a while since I’ve read Jenny Han… so I may try to get to To All the Boy I Loved Before this summer (if I can).

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  8. Aaah, Marie, these are all great summer reads! Your list makes me wanna run to the bookstore right now and buy all the titles in here! I would do that if not because of my final exams 😜😜😜

    xo, Kat

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  9. Did you enjoy Let’s Get Lost? It’s currently sitting unread next to my bed, but from the looks of it it seems like I should put it on my TBR for this summer. Great list!

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