Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Will Be in my Beach Bag this Summer

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 

1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - In light of the movie coming out this weekend, I'm going to reread this book, hopefully with less tears this time, but let's face it - there will probably be lots of tears.

2. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - I bought the sequel earlier this year, but I think I need to reread this one before I pick up the next.  It seems like a perfect beach bag book what with all the beach in this book.

3. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - I read Beautiful Creatures last year and liked it, so I thought I'd give this one a nice beach welcome.  I love good sequels!

4. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith - This sounds like it would be the perfect light-hearted beach bag read.

5. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - I like a good love story, and from what I can tell this one is loved by many and so I must read it.

6. Something Real by Heather Demetrios - While I'm on the contemporary fiction kick, I'm definitely going to put this in my beach bag.  It sounds like a really interesting story and I can't wait to read it. 

7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Every beach bag needs a classic or two, so I'm throwing this one in there.  I haven't read it yet (I know shame on me), but I'm told I will love this story. I've been meaning to read it so in the bag it goes!

8. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls - I like a good memoir and this one has gotten great reviews.

9. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer - I really don't have any idea what this book is about but I love the title. Hopefully, I'll like the book just as much. 

10. Little Women by Lousia May Alcott - Here's another classic to fill my beach bag.  I've wanted to read this book for a while, but was never in the mood.  Maybe the beach will help put me in the mood to read it.


  1. Oh, I love MISS PEREGRINE'S! I haven't bought the sequel yet (I'm hoping I'll get it for my bday soon). JANE EYRE is another favorite of mine and definitely wonderful summer reading (I also highly recommend REBECCA - I read that one poolside).

  2. A lot of these are on my TBR for this summer!! Eleanor and Park & Beautiful Darkness specifically!! I adored Beautiful Creatures and have been dying to continue the series!! E&P just sounds like a perfect beach read!! Great list!!

    Morgan @Remembered Deservedly

  3. That's such a good idea to reread The Fault in Our Stars! I'm probably going to end up rereading it after I see the movie. This Is What Happy Looks Like is adorable, too, and definitely a beach read. Awesome picks :)

  4. Jennifer E. Smith and John Green are PERFECT for summer! You picked an amazing list! Love your blog <3
    Becca @ Pretty Little Memoirs

  5. Great list! Something Real is on my list for other's summer reads, I really enjoyed it! :)

  6. Jane Eyre is a perfect classic for summer! And so much more fun when you're not reading it in a classroom. Enjoy!