Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! Books That Should Be In Your Beach Bag!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The summer is upon us and what does that mean? BBQ's, amusement parks, fireworks, and lounging on the beach or by the pool with a great book. Here are some of our choices.

  1. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin - It's been a while since I've read Something Borrowed, but I remember devouring it in one sitting.
  2. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - Admittedly, this isn't my favorite book in Rainbow Rowell's collection of works. It was, however, light and sweet. I would definitely reread it. Preferably with a beach-side margarita in hand.
  3. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley - Art and love. Love and art. This book is funny and a tad suspenseful as you wait for the protagonist to realize that...well, you'll have to read it.
  4. The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris - A recent read, I was wary of TBT. From the get go I wasn't a fan of Avery, but in the end this story came together nicely.
  5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - The book on everyone's tongue, huh? This would have been perfect for my end of summer trip to St. George Island. I like it a lot more now that I've sat on it, and do plan to reread eventually.

  6. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren - This is a recent read for me and part of me can't get over it. It is a great book to fall in love with and let your inhibitions go a bit. You might just need a dip into the water after reading some of the steamy scenes in the book too.
  7. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton - Another light read cut from the same cloth as SFB. Lots of sexual tension and finding love in unexpected places. And a hilarious cat you will swear is part human.
  8. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West - I think I've already explained my love affair with Kasie's writing. But this was the first book I read of hers. The story is short and sweet. About falling for the unlikely choice and finding yourself in the process.
  9. Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman - Not really a work of fiction but a collection of essays ranging from internet porn to Saved by the Bell. They are hilarious and really get you to see pop culture in a different way.
  10. The Host by Stephenie Meyer - Science Fiction lite. That is the best way to describe this book for me. I adored it and wasn't really into SF before reading it. I know some people don't like the author for various reasons, but this felt different from her other work. And the story was something you could get really lost in.

Until Next Time


  1. Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs sounds hilarious already!!


  2. Great picks! I've heard such great things about We Were Liars, so I'm super pumped to read that one!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian