Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday today, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Here's today's topic: Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads

This one was tough. I mainly focused on what I look for in a beach read: romance, nothing too serious, and humor. I ended up picking 5 from each genre that I mainly read and all are books that I've read and would re-read (links will take you to my review, if there is one)...
A League of Her Own by Karen Rock
Becoming Lady Lockwood by Jennifer Moore
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
The Boardwalk Antiques Shop by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, & Heather B. Moore
Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade
Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck
It Had to be You by Susan May Warren
Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh
The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer
Rewind to You by Laura Johnston
Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
On the Fence by Kasie West
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

What books would you grab to take to the beach?

35 comments

  1. Grace @ Rebel Mommy BookBlog5/26/15, 3:06 AM

    I love how you broke this out! I primarily read YA-ish Romance so I will definitely check out your picks since I haven't read any of those yet.

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  2. I am a sucker for books set in Rome. I love that city so much. We used to have digs there every fall when I was in college... Dead guys can also be fun sometimes ;)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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  3. Another L.M. Montgomery book I haven't read! I keep finding them! I'll have to add The Blue Castle to my list.
    http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com/2015/05/ten-books-i-plan-to-have-in-my-beach.html

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  4. Spotted some favorites here. Oh, and again, I must read a Kasie West this summer. No excuses! Thanks for this fun list, Tressa... and I love how you put this together. That font is awesome. :)

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  5. I still want to read Rebel Belle. I am off to check out some of the Christian fiction. I am a little out of the loop. Happy summer reading!

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  6. Adriana Garcia5/26/15, 11:34 AM

    I am amazed at the beautiful covers I'm seeing today! The YA Beach Reads are more my style but I've got my eye on Becoming Lady Lockwood because the cover is so enticing. I'm assuming it's a historical read which I want to read more of. Lovely list <3

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  7. Great picks -- I just bought On the Fence and I hear great things! I also really want to read Rebel Belle!!


    My TTT

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  8. Anything by L.M. Montgomery, I think :) I also think the Christy Miller books would make perfect beach reads.

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  9. Lol! I have an ARC, so really, I should have it read by now too, but I've had all sorts of issues and things going on since February and so all my reading is behind. I hope you get to it soon!

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  10. Hmm. I'll have to let you know. I think you'd love the first book. Like, REALLY love it. So I'd definitely recommend it.

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  11. I loved the first book and so I'm really looking forward to this one.

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  12. I know what you mean. I like hearing what everyone likes though. Gives me a working list. :)

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  13. Definitely at least read On the Fence, but they are all good. :)

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  14. Lol! Love it! I do have a variety of tastes, so I'd go for those kinds of books as well.

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  15. You STILL haven't read West's books??? Definitely read On the Fence and Pivot Point. Really. ;) The font is fun, isn't it?!! I thought it looked kind of beachy. :)

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  16. Rebel Belle still makes me smile. I have the second book to read sitting on my shelf, but I was happy that the first book had a great ending - no big cliffhanger. All the Christian fiction are good, so I hope you get a chance to read them and that you like them.

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  17. It is historical and she's not real old, so it would almost work as YA, maybe more NA... I'd definitely recommend it. :) Thanks, Adriana!

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  18. I hope you love On the Fence! The brothers made that story for me - just the whole feel was fabulous. I loved the main characters as well!

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  19. I'll have to look up Christy Miller... The Blue Castle is Montgomery's only true adult book and it is fabulous! I actually need to read it again and write a proper review.

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  20. I love all your picks! I like the idea that you took 5 from each genre you like to read at the beach. I just want to go to the beach :)

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  21. My husband just bought one for a trip he went on with Jackson. He likes his as well :)

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  22. Just added it to my TBR list. I think I will enjoy these!

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  23. On the Fence made it to my list too! Happy reading.

    My TTT: http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-plan-to.html

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  24. Charlie Anderson5/26/15, 6:26 PM

    Becoming Lady Lockwood is sooo good! I am digging that middle row of books! hope you enjoy all your reads.

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  25. It's good to know that Rebel Belle delivers a complete story for a first in series. I don't mind a teaser to get me excited about a book, but I expect a conclusion to the book that I just spent hours with.

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  26. I have been looking for some more mysteries for me to try reading next year, and this one seems like it would be worth my attention! It's a shame that there was not enough suspense to keep you intrigued all the time though.

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  27. I actually haven't heard of a lot of these books, but I have when it comes to the YA ones. I hope you get to read some of those this summer :) And maybe even at the beach! The Rebel Belle series looks good and I would love to try it :3

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  28. They're a necessity, right? I can't believe we went so long without one!

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  29. It was definitely a lighter one, but I did enjoy it and I liked that there were several things going on here too.

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  30. I agree. I really don't like cliff hangers.

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  31. Lol! Me too!!! It's one of my favorite places.

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  32. Wasn't it?!!! I'm so glad she's pushing out her books because I've been really enjoying them.

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  33. Well, it is a fabulous book! ;) I'll come see your list too.

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  34. I've actually read all of these and they're favorites or ones I would read again and I felt wold be great for the beach. Rebel Belle is just awesome. Definitely pick it up!

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