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Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer


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Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads




I think the best way to look at this topic would be as a Ten Books That I Think Would Be Good Summertime Reads.  Or something to that extent.  Because, to be totally honest, I don't really read too many books based on the seasons, or even holidays, and especially where I'm going to be located.  My reading lists follow my personal moods and not so much any outside influences from my direct environment.  If I really want to read a book, I will read it even if it's a Christmastime book and it's the middle of June; or if it's a book about a group of people on a mountain and I'm in a cave.


But here's a list anyway:  (and, just so everyone knows, there is no rhyme or reason to this list, really)



THE BOOK I Will Definitely Be Reading This Summer, On The Beach Or Off, Because Author!

And also because I fell for the main character in this book already when he was a side character in a previously novel where he very readily said the word "penis" before the first chapter was even over.


Suddenly One Summer by Julie James



Books I Have Read That Would Make Great Summertime R&R Reads... on the Beach, I guess..

She Drives Me Crazy by Leslie Kelly

She's Got the Look by Leslie Kelly

And One Last Thing... by Molly Harper

On the Fence by Kasie West

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares



Books I Have Not Read That Would Make Great Summertime R&R Reads... on the Beach, I guess.

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch

Also Known As by Robin Benway

Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee



And A Few Extras Just For the Heck Of It, 'Cause, Hey, I'd Read Them On the Beach Anyway For A Good Summertime R&R Even Though I Hadn't Already Listed Them When I First Read This Topic...

Because I Can.


Given the choice of laying around on a beach all day to do nothing but rest, relax, and read, I would totally pack all of my Cindy Gerard books, start from the beginning and read them all over again and then finish the One-Eyed Jack series while I'm at it.  But this is entirely a personal preference and does not mean I think they would make great summer beach reads for anyone else.


Then again, it's not like any of the other books I chose would make the best summer beach reads, but they DID happen to be the first books that came to mind.  


I know, this week's Top Ten Tuesday was totally half-assed.


I'm sorry.