Top 10 Tuesday | Books at the Beach

Hello, lovely bibliophiles! Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is “”beach reads.” Now, I must admit, I was kinda at a loss for this one, given that beach reads are usually summery, cutesy, contemporary books, and I’m more of a fantasy and sci fi kinda girl. BUT! I managed to pull together a fun little list of contemporary summer 2016 new releases that I think I’d love to take to the beach! So here we go…

1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I’ve never read a Morgan Matson book (que gasps of horror), but this one just might break my resolve. It just looks so cute PLUS, as many others before me have noted, there are cute, fluffy dogs on the cover. How can you say no to that?

2. 26 Kisses by Anna Michels

This book sounds both funny and cute. The premise kind of slightly reminds me of Morgan Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone, in that it kinda seems like it’s about a girl exploring her spontaneous side! Which sounds like so much fun!

3.  Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

I’ve always been interested in things like astrology and tarot so the premise of this really hooked me. The book seems zany, funny, and sweet! And bonus: it actually has the word “summer” in the title!

4. Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

Ah, another one with summer in the title! Despite that, this one seems a little more serious. It seems a bit more like a coming of age story, with elements of cute on the side. Still, it’s been getting great reviews!

5. The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

This book seems to be a product of the summer 2016 geek is chic movement in literature and I can’t say I’m upset! This book looks super adorkable and I’m definitely looking forward to it!

6. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Another popular author who I’ve never read! But I hear her stuff is to die for cute! This book looks no different!

7. Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes

A girl with totally bad luck? This book looks hysterical! I’m hoping it takes the whole “charmingly clutzy Mary Sue” trope and turns it on its head! But even if it doesn’t, it still looks pretty good.

8. The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

This one also looks a bit more serious, but still good. It sounds more like a story about growing up, rather than falling in love, but those are great stories too.

9. Wanderlost by Jen Malone

A cute teen love story involving a trip round Europe? Um, sign me up, like, now, please!

10. The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash

Geek love? I’m in! This looks like another product of the geek chic movement and I’m all for it! This book looks both adorkable and hysterical and I can’t wait to read it!

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5 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday | Books at the Beach

  1. I’m not a huge contemporary reader either, but all of these sound super cute! I don’t even have to see the cover for The Unexpected Everything because as soon as you said fluffy dogs, I was hooked. lol

    Summer of Supernovas sounds super interesting to me as well because of the astrology and tarot aspects.

    Wanderlost sooo make my wanderlust worse, but it sounds like a really cute story! I’m totally going to have to check them out.

    Or all of them, haha.

    I couldn’t think of ten books this week, so I kind of did something a little different. If you’re interested, here’s my TTT. 🙂

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  2. Summer of Sloane was a fantastic book. I didn’t expect much going in and was pleasantly surprised. I also have Girl Against the Universe on my list. I think I found some books to add to mine. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great selection this week! I only recently started really getting into contemporary, myself, but there are so many coming out this year that sound amaaaaaaazing–I can’t wait to (find the time to) dive in!

    Here’s hoping you enjoy them, when you get the chance to pick these books up! Here’s my TTT, if you’re interested in checking it out! Have a great rest of your day!

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