Top Ten Books That Will Be in Our Beach Bags This Summer!

June 3, 2014 // Posted by Lisa in Top Ten Tuesdays // 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we get to make bookish lists!!
This week we’ve decided to each do all ten! So let’s get started! 🙂

This week’s topic: Ten Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag This Summer

Becca’s Top 10 Summer Reads:

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour To All the Boys I've Loved Before The Sea of Tranquility Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) Even in Paradise
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) The Hazards of Skinny Dipping (Hazards, #1) Take a Chance (Chances, #1; Rosemary Beach, #6) Maybe Someday Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Lisa suggested this book to me and when I looked it up on GoodReads I decided that she is absolutely right and I need to read this! I just need to find a physical copy to get all of the extras too!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
This book seems both sweet and dramatic, I have seen it popping up everywhere and think that it is going to be an epic read!

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
This book has been suggested to me time and time again, I really want to read it and already have the e-book. I really hope to get to it soon because it sounds absolutely amazing!!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I have been dying to start this series and several people have suggested it to me… so with that said it is definitely on my to read list for the Summer!

Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot
“Midnight rendezvous… dazzling parties… palatial vacation homes…” How is this not the perfect Summer read?! The cover alone makes you want to pick this up poolside!!

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
I am going to be receiving an ARC of this soon and will definitely be sliding it into my beach bag! I have read all of the Mortal Instruments books and cannot wait to see where Cassandra Clare takes this series next!

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Summer and skinny dipping?? No brainer!! This has been in my TBR pile for a while and I think Summer is the perfect time to pick it up!

Take a Chance (A Rosemary Beach Novel) by Abbi Glines
Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Abbi Glines and her Rosemary Beach series has me hooked. This particular book (Grant and Harlow’s story) has been in my TBR pile for a while and I have been dying to get to it! It is definitely on my summer list!

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Thanks to Lisa my wonderful sis-in-law I have a physical copy of this and it is signed by the amazing Colleen Hoover, who may be my favorite Author ever! I know, I know BEST birthday gift ever!! Lisa is so great 🙂 I cannot wait any longer to read it!! AHHH… too many books so little time!!

Pivot Point by Kasie West
I think I may officially be the last person on the planet to read this LOL!! I have wanted to for a long time and have the e-book waiting on my kindle… I can hear it softly calling my name… definitely a Summer read!


Lisa’s Top 10 Summer Reads:

My Best Friend, Maybe Let's Get Lost Through to You 17 First Kisses On the Fence
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge, #1) No One Needs to Know Dangerous Girls I'll Give You the Sun Ugly Love

My Best Friend, Maybe ~ This cover just SCREAMS summer!  Also I loved Carter’s writing style in Me, Him, Them, and It, so I’m looking forward to seeing where she takes this one.

Let’s Get Lost ~ Road Trip!!

Through to You ~ Lauren’s books always have a fun, summery feel to them.

17 First Kisses ~ This one sounds super cute!

On the Fence ~ I just may give in and read this one before the summer actually gets here.  The suspense is killing me!!  I NEED my Kasie West fix!

Broken Hearts, Fences, and other Things to Mend ~ “Summer, boys, and friendships gone sour.”  Yup.

No One Needs to Know ~ The reviews flowing in for this one definitely have me intrigued.  This one WILL be in my bag this summer.

Dangerous Girls ~ All of a sudden this one started popping up everything, and now I must have it!

I’ll Give You the Sun ~ This doesn’t release until September, so it may not make it to my beach bag if I can’t obtain an ARC.  Either way, I’ll be reading it ASAP!

Ugly Love ~ I’ve never met a Colleen Hoover book that I didn’t love!


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What books will be in your beach bag this summer?




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  • Becca: Amy & Roger’s was adorable! I hope you enjoy that one. I sort of enjoyed To All the Boys and Shadow and Bone as well. I get what you mean with all the Sea of Tranquility suggestions! Even in Paradise just SCREAMS summer! I can’t wait to read it. CoHF is large, so I’m not feeling it yet. 😛 Maybe Someday… *shudders* Let’s not get into how much I ranted while reading it, because I might ruin your fun, haha! Pivot Poiiint! So cute.

    Lisa: I love road trip books (Amy & Rogers’ fault, duh) and Let’s Get Lost has such a cute cover! 17 First Kisses was a book I didn’t enjoy, so hopefully you’ll think differently of it. On the Fence! You’ll love it if you loved Kasie’s other books, seriously. Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend looks adorable! And it’s by Morgan Matson! (I found out Katie Finn’s her pseudonym… I think?) I need I’ll Give You the Sun! September, come now! <3

    • Awww, sorry you didn’t enjoy 17 First Kisses. I’ve heard reviews going back and forth, which I think is making me more interested in seeing what it’s all about. 🙂 And yes, Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend is also by Morgan Matson, so I just KNOW it’s going to be adorable. I can’t wait for I’ll Give You the Sun! *grabby hands*

  • OOh nice picks! Haven’t read any of these!

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    • Thanks Jessica! I’m heading over to check out your blog right now 🙂

  • Becca, I’m with you on at least 3 of them, and Lissa, yes to at least 2 of them 😀 IF I manage to read them this summer though, that remains to be seen, lol!

    • I hear ya! So many books, so little time… 🙂

    • Thanks Livia, and I agree with you and Lisa… there is just not enough time!

  • I am excited for 17 Kisses and Even In Paradise 🙂 Great picks! Enjoy 🙂

    • Thanks Keeley, I am excited too!

  • I really recommend Shadow and Bone, To All the Boys I Loved Before looks like a great book. I’m looking forward to I’ll Give You the Sun as well.

    • Thanks Jaime 🙂

  • So many great books! I’ll have Let’s Get Lost and On the Fence in my beach bag for sure. I’m also really really hoping to get my hands on I’ll Give You the Sun before September as well! Also, it looks like I need to start reading Colleen Hoover books!

    • YES! Definitely! If you like NA romance, you will LOVE Colleen Hoover. Even if you don’t like NA romance, you will still probably love her. She’s incredible. 🙂

  • Great lists! I’ve been meaning to read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour for quite awhile now. And if you read TSoT at the beach? Tissues and sunscreen, bc you won’t want to move!

    • Oh, you definitely should!! I was to re-read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour now since I listened to the audiobook and then found out after that the hardcopy has all kinds of adorable additions like maps and placemats, etc. So I’d definitely recommend the physical book. One of my favorite books!

  • Both are fantastic lists ladies!!! You’ve got some of my favorites up there. I adored Pivot Point and Shadow and Bone, and just recently read On the Fence and loved it. I’m a total Kasie West fangirl:)

    • Me too! Kasie West can do no wrong in my eyes. <3

  • Great lists! I loved Maybe Someday and can’t wait for Ugly Love! Even in Paradise sounds great!!

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    • Me either Eva, I absolutely love Colleen Hoover!!

  • Becca! You haven’t read The Sea of Tranquility yet! Ahhhh, you must fix this.
    I loved Maybe Someday and Pivot Point. Looking forward to Even in Paradise.

    Lisa-Give in and read On the Fence. I want to read it again, loved it! Through To You and 17 First Kisses is coming up on my TBR. Looking forward to Ugly Love too.

    • I have three books that I HAVE to read first… but I have a feeling as soon as those are completely, On the Fence will be first. It’s taking everything in me to hold off on reading it! It’s been torture!! LOL

    • I know, I know!! I need to make the time!! I vow to you that I will read it before Summer is over 🙂

  • Becca you must promise me you will do everyhting you can to read The Sea of Tranquility! i abolsutely ADORED that book and i know you will, too! Every othe rbook on your list is pretty epic too and i really hope you enjoyed them!
    Lisa you’ve got a bunch of book i’m excited to read soon so you’ll have to let me know how these go!
    Great TTT post!

    • Thanks, Lily!

      And I totally agree with Lily, Becca… you HAVE to read The Sea of Tranquility! You’re going to really love it. I would definitely recommend the audio too… it was beautiful. <3

    • I will make the same vow to you Lily… I will read this by the end of the Summer 🙂 🙂

  • How did I forget Ruin and Rising??? That one is super high on my list! Great lists, both of you!!

  • oh I just read Dangerous Girls a couple of weeks ago and that book is just.. whoa! And so undernoticed, too! Yay for you listing it here! I also really want to read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour! It sounds like such a fun read and I love road trip books! And on that same note, Let’s Get Lost is one I just got last week and excited to dive into it. The author talked about it at BEA last week and it made me even more excited – he’s a funny guy, too!

  • Shadow & Bone is an amazing pick! It was the last book that I read and I adored it!

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    • Thanks Katrina! I can’t wait to read it!!

  • Becca- I love your eclectic mix, Shadow & Bone is on my wishlist & CoHF was surprisingly good.

    Lisa – your list is very Summer and beachy!

    Enjoy ladies!

    • Thank you!! I like that Lisa and I took different routes for our lists.

  • The Sea of Tranquility is a really really good book, hope you enjoy it.
    Here is My WOW

    • Thanks Adriana, I need to read this ASAP!!

  • I recently bought Shadow and Bone. I am excited to read this series, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. I have heard good things about it, and have seen the books on several blogs. It’s nice to know that it made your top ten!

  • Brilliant list! YOU MUST READ DANGEROUS GIRLS! I got it in 3 for £5 deal and buddy read it before I had seen or heard anything about it. I was blown away and so happy that it has suddenly started popping up everywhere, that’s a book that more people need to know about.

    On The Fence and Ugly Love made my list and I can’t wait to get to both of those. I am also excited to get to my copy of I’ll Give You the Sun, it looks so good. To All the Boys and Maybe Someday are two that I really love and I definitely recommend them both.

    I hope you both get to get to all of these and that you love them all! 🙂

  • You guys have the best books listed! My favorites are the road trip books, or ones with travel, especially outside the US. I have found that in the Spring (even late winter) I start craving the contemporary summer reads and I devour them and once summer hits I can start reading darker stuff again. So my summer reading starts early, though I still read a few throughout the summer.

  • Despite it being winter here, there are so many books listed that I am planning to read soon: I’ll Give You the Sun, Let’s Get Lost, Even in Paradise, and To All the Boys… !

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

  • You both have so many great picks for your beach bags! Some I’ve read, some I haven’t, and some will be in my beach bag, too! 😀