Top Ten Tuesday: beach reads!

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s been quite a while since I’ve linked up for Top Ten Tuesday! This week we’re talking about our favorite beach reads. I’m not a big beach person—we don’t have a lot in the traditional sense where I live—but I am all about lying in the hammock in my backyard with a good book and a tall glass of iced tea!

I don’t really stick to any particular genre or style of book when picking out beach reads. They just have to be so compelling you can’t put them down, and they should be something that’s not too serious—no nonfiction exposes or tear-jerking fiction. Also, they should preferably be in paperback. Hardcovers are too heavy for casual summer lounging!

So, here are ten books I plan to tote out to the hammock this summer, and quite possible devour in a single gulp. I’m sure there are many, many more to be found in the depths of my TBR list but these are just some of the more recent, off-the-top-of-my-head titles.

TTT: beach reads edition!

The Three, by Sarah Lotz // Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch // Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt // And I Darken, by Kiersten White // We Could Be Beautiful, by Swan Huntley // The Sister, by Louise Jensen // This is a Book, by Demetri Martin // The Hanged Man, by P.N. Elrod // Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller // Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson

I’ve linked here to the Goodreads pages for these books so you can look up the blurbs and add them to your own TBR lists! If you have any other beach reads you think I might like, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know!

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  1. I’m more a hammock in the backyard or the mountains (aside my kiddie pool, of course), too. I loved Let’s Pretend this Never Happened (so funny), and the look/sound of The Sister is calling my name. There are so many books about sisters out right now or coming out. New trend, maybe?

  2. I have a copy of And I Darken, but I probably will not get around to reading it until Fall. The rest are all new to me, but Let’s Pretend This Never Happened looks really cute. I’ll have to check that one out. I hope you have a wonderful summer of reading. Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

  3. Agreed, beach reads must be paperback. Nothing hurts worse than accidentally dropping a heavy book on your face after you fall asleep reading on your back in the sunshine. Not that I have ever done that…

    I also really want to read The Three and Norwegian by Night. I have been trying to read more mysteries, and also have a weird obsession with Norway, so it sounds perfect!

    1. LOL I think we’ve all been in that boat!

      I’ve read lots of mysteries set in Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden, but I think this is the first I’ve picked up that’s set in Norway. I need to find some more Norwegian crime fiction!

    1. I think my only problem with And I Darken is knowing that once I’ve finished it, I’ll have to wait and wait for the next two books in the trilogy. :D Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will be sure to check out your TTT!

  4. Great list! That’s my criteria as well when it comes to selecting recommendations for vacation reads: light (physically and story-wise) but compelling that you can’t put them down. I haven’t read any of these but I did add We Could Be Beautiful to my wishlist recently as it sounded really interesting :)

    My TTT

    1. I hope it’s as gripping as it sounds from the blurb! Nothing like a good thriller while you’re soaking up the sun. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. I’ve heard TTWIH recommended so many times over, it must be such a good book! I’ll probably gulp it down in one sitting some sunny weekend. :)

  5. Oh, And I Darken. I’m so torn about putting that one on my have to pre order list. There are so many others I have to get. Decisions, Decisions. Great list. :)

    1. I know, and then if you read it this summer, you’ll have to wait for the rest of the trilogy to come out! I almost prefer to wait until I can gulp down all the books at once. :D

  6. I haven’t read any of these but I hope you enjoy reading them! Preferably in the setting you described – in a hammock with an iced tea on hand. I’m a big fan of freshly brewed tea (both hot and iced) myself.

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