Top Ten Books I’d Recommend As Good Beach Reads
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10. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Fairies, swoon-worthy male leads, and A Midsummer’s Night Tale makes this the perfect summer book to read while listening to the waves crash against the sand.
9. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
This is the only one of Dessen’s novels I’ve read (I know), but judging from it I’d say that her reads are perfect for the summer time when you need to recover from all that heavy class reading.
8. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Summer road trips are more fun with John Green’s prose and characters along for the ride. This might be John’s least known novel, but it is definitely not one that should be missed.
7. Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson
Get ready for a whole bunch of Maureen Johnson books… This one takes place on the high seas and has a stomach twirling romance. As the Doctor would say, OH YES!
6. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Want to go on a summer trip but strapped for cash? Tour England and other cities in Europe with this book! Johnson’s knowledge and love of England and Europe shines through and with a realistic romance and fun premise, you’re sure to enjoy the trip.
5. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Add Maureen Johnson’s humour with a cool setting, a sweet romance, and kooky side characters and you have a recipe for a perfect beach read.
4. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brasheres
What’s better than a summer story? FOUR SUMMER STORIES!
3. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Have a summer adventure with the Greek Gods! There is no camp cooler than Camp Half-Blood, and who knows to have a better time at the beach than a son of Poseidon?
2. I want to go home by Gordon Korman
Nothing says summer better than summer camp! This quick and hilarious read is the perfect read in between dips in the water.
1. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (my review)
Romance and exotic settings? Perfect combination for a great beach read! Imagine yourself on a beach in tropical South America, while you dig your toes in the sand.
Now a question for you!
What do you look for in a summer read?
I like mine to be set in the summer time with some overseas travelling if possible. Some form of romance is a must, and I prefer the language to be easy-ish. I mean, it’s summer time! I did all my thinking September through April.