Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (2)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top 10 Books That Should Be in a Beach Bag.

1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Need I explain this?

2. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
When I think of summer, I instantly think of trips and Ginny's quirky trip is one I definitely want to take.

3. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Any of Dessen's books should be in a beach bag, but this one is a favorite and it is appropriately set during summer.

4. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
A cute, campy road trip book full of images, playlists and other fun doddles.

5. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Pageant girls + desert island = lots of laughs!

6. Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
A rockin' book about summer camp and the awesome people as well as the not-so-cool ones you might meet. I wish my camp experience was a fun-filled as the one in this book.

7. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Nothing in this book is light, fluffy, cute - characteristics associated with summer books. Why is this book on the list? Because it is addicting and consuming. Just remember to put on sun screen before you start, because you are not going to want to stop.

8. How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt
Besides traveling, the other of my favorite things to do in summer is to volunteer. Reinhardt's combines both of these things in a young girl's service trip to Tennessee to build a house for a family that lost theirs in a tornado.

9. Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
I actually haven't read this yet, but this is one of my beach bag books this summer. The premise reminds me of 13 Little Blue Envelopes, except this story takes place in Italy! One of the countries on my to visit list.

10. Shark & Boys by Kirsten Tracy
Also another book that I haven't read yet, but in my beach bag. The premise sounds like it's going to be a humorous fun read.

That's it for my list. What's books would you put in your beach bag?


Ellie said...

Shark books are always great for the beach I say!

Ellie's Top Ten Beach Reads

Hannah said...

Ooh, I really want to read Beauty Queens! It sounds awesome. And I've been told that Anna and the French Kiss is a must-read, so I'll probably be checking it out soon :)

Anonymous said...

Love half of these and the rest are definitely on my TBR list, especially Divergent! Keep seeing this everywhere!

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