Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Beach Reads

This is coming a bit late as I had to catch a flight home (Southern nights for a week - fireflies, watermelon, strawberries, peaches...so excited!) 

So I had a mind blowing discovery today.  The schedule for top 10 is posted for like...months (no wonder people get their lists together so quickly! They've got them planned!...geez I feel silly.  On the upside I can really think through my lists now!)  So head on over to The Broke and Bookish to check out their Top Ten and make your own list!

 1.  Pride and Prejudice - by Jane Austen (it wouldn't be a romance list without this at the top!)


  2.  Wuthering High (Bard Academy #1) - Cara Lockwood (I remember reading this in high school and thinking the idea of having authors who committed suicide teaching at a school as purgatory was AWESOME.  Also Heathcliff escapes and is a love interest, so there's that.  Unfortunately I never got my hands on the third book, Moby Clique, so I don't know if it was cancelled or if it was meant to be a trilogy and wrapped up nicely or not.  One day...)

3.  Hacking Harvard - Robin Wasserman (fun fight the system read with a smattering of romance)

4. The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti (or any other novel by Deb Caletti.  This one is just deals with a less heavy subject)


5.  Just Listen - Sarah Dessen (or any other novel by Sarah Dessen.  She comes hand in hand with Caletti for me, although I think Caletti has some of the most beautifully written prose I've read from a contemporary author)

6.  Daughter of the Forest (Seer of Sevenwaters #1) - Juliet Marillier (or any other Juliet Marillier novel - soulmates, a retelling of the Brother's Grimm Six Swans, strong female lead, there's just so much to like about this book)

7.  Cheet - Anna Davis (another author I'd recommend other novels as well although they vary significantly more in genre than the others.  This is an interesting and funny look on juggling men- very well written)

8. Watermelon (Walsh Family #1) - Marian Keyes (or any other novel by Marian Keyes.  I forget how much I love her books until I read another and I'm always caught up in the hilarity!  She's one of the funniest chick lit authors I've read - although take that with a grain of salt as I haven't read many)

9.  Finding Cassie Crazy - Jaclyn Moriarty (although I believe it's called something different in the states - The Year of Secret Assignments, maybe?  I picked this up abroad.  I loved the crazy things the girls got into!  Their friendship is a bit like Sisterhood, but a bit loonier)

10. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares (another classic beach read...girls in Mexico and Greece, everlasting friendship, and plenty of romance!)

I have to say almost all of these are absolute favourites of mine.  I think all the reviews are spot on about what I loved, didn't, and why - it's always nice to have validation of your opinions!  (Minus of course the goodreads links as those are many, many reviews).  Well that's it for TTT!  What's on your list?  What should be on mine?  Until next week on Top Ten...


  1. Pretty much guaranteed that I will love anything by Sarah Dessen (ever since This Lullaby). And Daughter of the Forest just went straight to my "To Read" list on Goodreads (where it has 4.29 stars, which bodes very well indeed)!

    1. Yeah I think Daughter of the Forest is my favourite of all Marillier's books (and they are all fantastic). It has a special place in my heart as it is what introduced me to Marillier in the first place

  2. I read Just Listen last year and I remember enjoying it. I'm hoping to read more this summer. Thanks for sharing! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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