Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Beach Reads.  I've already made a list of beach reads last year, so now I need to think of some new books that are perfect for reading out in the sun!

1.  For Austen fans who don't mind a bit of magic: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

2.  For contemporary YA lovers: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (or anything by Dessen for that matter).

3.  For people who want to towel-travel fantasy style:  Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

4.  For those who like to read a little romance by the pool: anything by Kristan Higgins (but especially All I Ever Wanted, Until There Was You, and Catch of the Day).

5.  For those who enjoy genre-benders: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (Sci-Fi/Historical/Comedy of Errors).

6.  For people who want a good chuckle: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

7.  For epic fantasty lovers: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

8.  For those who want to read an awesome book. Period.  The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

9.  For readers who want some adventure in their YA:  The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

10.  For people who want a fun series to read:  The Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine


  1. Shades of Milk and Honey looks great, I cannot believe I have not seen it before. The Song of Achilles was amazing, I am so glad I saw your review of it. It is one of my favorites of the year so far!

  2. I like the way you offered a variety of choices in the genres. I'm going to have to spend some time here. I'm a pretty eclectic reader so it looks like you might have a lot of books I'd be interested in. Thanks!

  3. Ok, you've convinced me I need to pick up The Song of Achilles. I also second the recommendation of Let's Pretend!

  4. I'm SO there with you on Sarah Dessen's. Awesome list! :D

    Drop by my Top 10?

  5. Now I have to read "Let's Pretend this Never Happened" because just the cover made me chuckle.

  6. Great choices. I am gonna add to my already LONG tbr pile!! Come check mine too:

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  7. Love the variety in your list! I'm adding Shades of Milk and Honey and Let's Pretend This Never Happened to my TBR list right now.

  8. I love Jenny Lawson and her book has been on my To Read list for the past year. I can't wait to get it. Shades of Milk and Honey is also a great book and I'm really looking forward to starting on the sequel this weekend.

  9. Great list I love how you have some historical fiction on it. I love it!
    Here's my Top10 post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  10. I love Jenny Lawson's blog, but I haven't had a chance to read her book yet.