Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday- beach reads!

Hey guys! It's been awhile since I've done TTT (hosted by The Broke and Bookish), and I've missed my list-making! This week's topic is beach reads! I define beach reads as books that are light, fast-paced, romantic or funny. (As opposed to mysterious, dark, suspenseful, heartbreaking, etc..) Here are my choices:

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore- I actually read this one on the beach! It was summer a year or two ago...:)
Heist Society by Ally Carter

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr (my review)                    

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Harry Potter by JK Rowling- in all fairness, I'm biased. I could read this anywhere.

Percy Jackson- also.

The Bane Chronicles- can I call these their own books? You can read them independently of TMI. Very cute and funny (at least the first two), they'd make a great beach read.

Oh My Gods by Tera Lynn Childs- light and cute spin on high school and Greek mythology

Extras by Scott Westerfeld- in huge contrast to the rest of The Uglies series, it isn't dark and suspenseful, perfect for a sunny day out. (my review)

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult- sun, sand, sea. What more do you need? Why, fairy tale prince come to life, of course! (my review)

So these are my picks! What are yours?

Love, Esty :)


  1. Ooooh, Artemis Fowl! I loved the books as a kid, got stuck at no. 4. Will have to reread them. :)
    Nice list!

  2. Lol, yes HP and PJ are a constant for us. I could read those any time any place. I've been hearing all about the Bane Chronicles, but I haven't even read the Infernal Devices books yet. Shame on me. Great list :)

  3. Great list, I love Percy Jackson, Heist Society and Extras as well.

  4. Great picks! I plan to reread Harry Potter this summer. I am always recommending Ally Carter's books to my teens at the library. They are perfect for summertime. Percy Jackson is another series that is never on the shelf. Love it! Here are my picks http://wp.me/pzUn5-1uH

  5. Definitely YES to the HP series. Though are great read for any situation.

  6. Great list... I am really looking forward to Between the Lines when I get my hands on it. :)

  7. Great books! I need to start Extras and The Bane Chronicles.
    -Scott Reads It!

  8. I love Harry Potter! I reread the series every summer. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  9. I could Harry Potter anywhere as well :)
    And I agree, Extras, and really the whole The Uglies series, would make a great beach/poolside read :)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! :)


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