Monday, June 10, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Beach Reads



This is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Links go to Goodreads. This week, the topic is:

Top Ten Best Beach Reads

Lock and Key

1. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen - This author is really good at doing light, fluffy stuff.

Poison

2. Poison by Bridget Zinn - Cute, fun and zany characters make this a fun, quick read.

Eleanor & Park

3. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - An absolutely gorgeous book, dampened only by the ending.

 All Unquiet Things

4. All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab - Perfect murder mystery to read under the sun.

Love and Other Perishable Items

5. Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo - I loved this novel earlier this year; it ended very realistically.

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)

6. Pivot Point by Kasie West - Though this is paranormal, it actually has a very humorous atmosphere.

Ten

7. Ten by Getchen McNeil - Okay, maybe I like a little suspense in my beach reads. Plus, it does take place on an island.

Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)

8. Bared To You by Sylvia Day - (warning: this is most definitely an adult novel) - Tortured characters, awesome love scenes, well-crafted story...what more could you ask for?

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

9. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger - I had issues with this book, but overall I really enjoyed it.

Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon, #1)

10. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks - It's about mermaids! What's more beachy than that?



46 comments:

  1. Great picks! I totally forgot to add Pivot Point to my list... it was soooo good!

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  2. I think Sarah Dessen is great at writing beach reads. Lock and Key is one of my favourites by her.

    I need to read Of Posiedon - I've heard great things. And I do love mermaids...

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    1. Of Poseidon is definitely worth checking out if you like under water folk. ;)

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  3. pivot point is sitting on my shelf I need to get to it asap

    My Top Ten

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    1. I highly recommend it! The author has another book coming out in July called The Distance Between Us, and I am very excited for it. :D

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  4. Ooh lots of great summer reads! I've been eyeing Pivot Point & Love and other perishable items. Eleanor & Park, The Duff and Bared to You are faves of mine too.
    Happy summer reading :)

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    1. Thanks! Both of those you mentioned on your TBR list are really good. :D

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  5. Nice list, although I don't think I could bring myself to read an author like Sylvia Day on a public beach lol. And I'm not partial to murder books, but if I was a crowded sunny beach would be the ONLY place I'd read them, lol!

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    1. LOL, yeah, you're right. I wouldn't read the other version of the cover, the one with the half naked woman on it. Ten actually did get pretty creepy at times...but then, I get scared really easily, so. *shrug* :)

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  6. Great top ten! I also have Of Poseidon on my list:)

    My TTT:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-3.html

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    1. Thanks! It's a great read, isn't it?

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  7. Of Poseidon's on my list too! :) And I agree with Pivot Point, it is a really good beach read. Haven't read Eleanor & Park yet, but I'm dying to!

    My TTT: http://dragongirl28.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-best-beach-reads.html

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    1. Eleanor & Park is an awesome book for anyone who likes contemporary, I think. :D

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  8. I ALMOST put Love and Other Perishable Items on my list!! All Unquiet Things and Ten look like books I would LOVE to read on the beach... I like suspense and mystery for beach books!

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    1. Me, too! Fluffy contemporary really isn't my thing.

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  9. I almost put Ten on my list, and I love Sarah Dessen's books, Of Poseidon, and Eleanor & Park! Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. You're welcome! Good books all around. :)

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  10. I absolutely love the Crossfire series but my list covered books I read at the beach so...I couldn't include that one. I haven't heard of the others but the covers are cool. I've seen "Eleanor and Park" going around at the library.

    Tsuki’s TTT

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    1. Lol, well I don't actually read on the beach myself. I don't spend that much time in the sun at all, actually. I burn really easily. :/

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  11. I loved Pivot Point and I really have to read Duff. Maybe this summer!

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    1. The DUFF is really interesting! I hope you get to it sometime.

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  12. Oh, now I really want to reread THE DUFF! POISON is a great pick for summer too!

    I still need to read TEN and ELEANOR & PARK!

    Great list! :)

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    1. Thanks! Poison was super cute. I highly recommend Ten and Eleanor & Park!

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  13. I'm one of the, ugh, three people in the world who haven't read any Sarah Dessen book. I mean, The Truth About Forever is looking at me, but I never get around reading it! I'm the worst.
    I've heard great things about Poseidon, maye I should give it a try...

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    1. It's okay, I have a ton of things I know I should have read by now. XD. Of Poseidon is great if you like mer-people. ;)

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  14. Great list! I'll have to look into Love and Other Perishable Items, All Unquiet Things, and Ten.

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  15. Great list!!!And there really isn't anything more beachy than a mermaid book :D. and I really want to read poison soon.
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  16. Awesome list! I agree about Eleanor & Park - the ending was a little bittersweet, but I loved it overall. And I think I'm gonna have to check out All Unquiet Things... creepy cover, but it sounds good!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

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    1. Thanks! I really disliked the ending because I wanted it to be left less open than that, but yeah, it was still an incredible book. I read All Unquiet Things a long time ago, but I remember really loving it!

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  17. Love Sarah Dessen. And Pivot Point and Eleanor & Park are both great books! I've been meaning to read Poison for a while. I keep hearing good things about it. Great list!

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    1. Poison was a little more middle grade-ish than I was expecting, but it was great for a laugh. :D

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  18. Great list! I love Sarah Dessen! And let me know when you read The Summer I Turned Pretty! It is definitely one of my very favorite books. Thanks for stopping by my TTT! :) New follower via Bloglovin!

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    1. I will! I don't know when it'll happen, but we'll see. Thanks for the follow! :D

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  19. I haven't ever read ANY of Sarah Dessen's books, so I need to get on that! LOVED Eleanor & Park and I agree, it would be a good beach read! I actually totally contemplated putting Ten on my list. It was a great murders mystery, wasn't it?

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT list earlier!

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    1. Dessen's writing is very comforting once you're used to it - all her books have the same feel to them, if you know what I mean. Ten was an awesome mystery - I totally didn't see the ending coming!

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  20. Good picks - I like a little mystery and murder and mayhem in my beach reads too!

    Sarah

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    1. Thanks! Those are my type of books. <3

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  21. Yes! Second list today that I've read everything on. Oh, wait. Never mind. I haven't read 'All Unquiet things', yet. Wasn't 'Of Poseidon' a phenomenal read?! <3 I put the sequel on my list. :DD

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    1. Yes! It was awesome. Looking forward to Of Triton. All Unquiet Things was great!

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  22. Sylvia Day! Read about hot guys and have visuals to go with it at the beach! Perfect!

    Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Ha! Yeah, I loved Bared To You. Third book in the series is the best to me so far, though!

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  23. I've been seeing Sarah Dessen's books on a lot of lists. I have only read two of her books. I really need to change that. I am glad to see you added Pivot Point to your list. I loved that book.

    Great list, I'm a new follower!

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    1. I've only read 3, I believe. She has a lot of books out, huh? Thanks for the follow!

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