Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books That Should Be (or Will Be) In Your Beach Bag This Summer

Today, I’m jumping in to a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish: Top Ten Tuesday. I’ve enjoyed reading other bloggers’ weekly posts and participated in some fabulous “I love this book, too” discussions on other blogs. So, today, I thought I’d join in the fun.Top Ten Tuesday at The Green Mockingbird

This week’s topic is “Books That Should Be (or Will Be) In Your Beach Bag This Summer. I’m going to go with a little of both and share some new favorites as well as classic summer relaxation must-reads – and some that are on my TBR list this summer. I may not read by the beach this summer (I’m more of the mountain-type), but I’ll be reading some of these in the sun!

Books That Should Be (or Will Be) In Your Beach Bag This Summer

Top Ten Tuesday - beach bag reads

These should be in your beach bag:

Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann (a page-turner + it’s set in Hawaii. Can we say perfect beach read? It was my first of Heitzmann’s, and I was an instant fan)

Dancing with Fireflies (Chapel Springs #2) by Denise Hunter (captivating and awesome contemporary romance) Read my review here.

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay (truly unique, one of last year’s favorites) Read my gushing review here.

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton (one of my favorites this year) You MUST read my review here.

To Know Her By Name (Rocky Mountain Memories #3) by Lori Wick (a classic in my book, a great historical romance involving undercover agents galore)

A Stillness of Chimes by Meg Moseley (blackberries, family mystery, summer in a small town) Read my review here.

These will be in mine:

A Table By The Window by Hillary Lodge (up soon in my TBR, I’ve heard great things about this story: family secrets +recipes has to be a great combo)

When I Fall In Love (Christiansen Family #3) by Susan May Warren (another set in Hawaii + a cooking competition)

Barefoot Summer (Chapel Springs #1) by Denise Hunter (the title says it all, plus it’s Denise Hunter. And I loved the second in the series)

Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth (much-anticipated by me)

Have you read any of these? Are there any I need to add to my summer TBR? What will be in YOUR beach bag this summer?

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books That Should Be (or Will Be) In Your Beach Bag This Summer

  1. Good idea to check out Insurgent now so you’ll be all set for the movie next year. I’m interested in checking out Freefall. Thanks for the recs! Happy summer reading 🙂

    • Hi, Lucy!
      Yes, I’m really excited to read Insurgent. The “teaser” at the end of Divergent has me curious as to where the story will go next. Have you read the series?

      • Yup I’ve read the series. I’m still recovering from Allegiant, lol. Looking forward to hearing what you think!

  2. Love your list, Courtney. I’m definitely going to be reading some of these (‘A Table by the Window,’ ‘When I Fall in Love’) – and you know, someone told me to read Freefall after I fell in love with The Breath of Dawn, so clearly, I *need* to read that one. Soon. 🙂

    • Thank you, Rissi! Yes, Freefall is another of Kristen’s awesome pieces of fiction. Like The Breath of Dawn, there is so much more to the plot than the summary reveals. Freefall was the first of hers I read, and I’ve not been disappointed with any of her books so far!

    • Thanks for following, and welcome!!!! Dear Mr. Knightley is fabulous. If you love Jane (or literature in general), you’ll enjoy the characters’ references and similarities to other classic characters.

    • Thanks, Sandy! Yes, I adore Dear Mr. Knightley’s cover!!!! The story is just as wonderful. If you loved Emma, you should definitely check it out. Though it’s not a retelling of Emma, the references to it and other classic lit enrich the story and make it so cool. Thanks for visiting!

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