Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

      

        



Beach Reads! I have literally been waiting for so many weeks to get to do this TTT List, because I get to share my awesome summer-y themed picture that I made especially for the occasion! I love Summer, (not as much as Spring; something about it I just love), so this list was just perfect to think of all the books I'll be taking with me for my Island getaway...(okay, no island getaway, but still..) onwards with the list!
 
1. Schroder by Amity Gaige
The cover is just beautiful, and since I read an ARC of this from lovereading.co.uk, I just couldn't not put this on my list. A powerful, emotional-kind of beach read.
 
2. Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
The way Zoe, the lead character, tells of her secrets and lies in a distinctive, unique voice, is amazing. I read this in a couple days, and just like that it became not one of my "favourite" books, but the kind of book that stays with you, even after it's finished.
 
3. Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
Perfect YA Beach Read! Eerie and dark, though captivating, this is pure magic in a book. I took a chance on buying a book centred around "dance", but the chance was worth it, believe me!
 
4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
I have not read this yet...but the things I hear are astonishing! It's titled The 5th Wave which made me thing of a "heat wave" like at the beach, but nevertheless, Dystopian/Apocalypse books are always a winner.
 
5. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Is there a Lauren Oliver book that I don't love? No, there isn't! From the Delirium trilogy to Before I Fall, to all the short-stories in between, they always have a place on my shelf. And the cover?! It's breathtaking!
 
6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A classic, poetic kind-of-read. Last year, I would've said maybe a Jane Austen Classic would've been good for a beach read, but since the hype of the film, I just had to buy the book. And it's amazing, just so you know.
 
7. The Island (A Murder in Paradise) by Sarah Singleton
I hadn't heard of Sarah Singleton until I bought The Island and The Century online a few weeks back, but this book has mystery, horror, adventure all rolled into one. If you're the type of person who gets bored pretty easily with a book, pick up this one because it ropes you in from the start, and it's not too long either, so it's perfect for the beach.
 
8. The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
Why people say this book is terrible is just beyond me...I can't praise it enough. It's Lauren Kate's first novel, before the Fallen Series, but they aren't similar genres or anything like that, they are too completely different themes. It's not a huge book, either...which, like I said before, is best for a beach read because you don't have to lug a huge, 500+ page, hardback around or anything!
 
9. It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Jenny Han is the reigning Princess of Summer books. If you don't own any of her books, you are surely missing out! Her books are YA, light reads, and the covers are just to die for. The Summer books are a trilogy, so make sure you read The Summer I Turned Pretty before you read this one!
 
10. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Anyone who's anyone knows you have to read at least one Nicholas Sparks book every summer to get that true summer-feeling. I could've picked from a handful of his books, because quite a few are set near or at the beach, but The Choice is a favourite of mine...and even though it's not YA, it's still OK (he he.)
 



So there's the end of my Beach Reads TTT, I hope you love at least one of these books like I do, and PLEASE comment with your favourite Beach Read, and a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post and I'll be sure to visit yours. As always, if you follow and tell me, I follow back via GFC.
 
happy reading,
xo Becca
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