As I've said before, (and if you're a regular of my blog then you know because of my Sweet Summertime Reads features for the past three years) I AM A SUMMER GIRL. So naturally, I have loads of "beach read" recommendations. But since it's a Top Tens list, I've done my best to narrow it down.
If you're hitting the beach, pool, or park this summer, I highly recommend grabbing one or more from my list to throw in your bag to take along. Let me know in the comments some of your fave "beach reads". As always, be sure to check out The Broke and the Bookish for more details on this awesome weekly feature.
The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase [add to goodreads]
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas [add to goodreads]
Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren [add to goodreads]
You can never go wrong with a steamy, page-turning adult read at the beach. These three are my favorites from the past year (though Blue-Eyed Devil was a re-read for me!)
Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby [add to goodreads]
First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano [add to goodreads]
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen [add to goodreads]
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler [add to goodreads]
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord [add to goodreads]
If a deeper, more emotional YA contemporary read is what you seek while you're reading at the beach, then these five recently published books will definitely sweep you away!
Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae [add to goodreads]
The Sound of Us by Ashley Poston [add to goodreads]
These two books have the potential to transport you to another locale, enjoying each page as the fun-filled story unfolds. A definite tag along for any beach, pool, or park -side reading!