As someone who doesn’t actually go to the beach, I’ve never been totally sure what “beach read” actually should mean. But that won’t stop me from making a list of my favorite summery reads.
- Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham: One VW van, two-thousand miles and a whole lot of problems are the only things standing between these three ex-best friends and the concert of a lifetime.
- The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando: One all-day scavenger hunt, two lawn ornaments, three meltdowns, four relationship fails, nostalgia, and one incredibly daring stunt stand between Mary’s team and victory. Or utter failure.
- Moonglass by Jessi Kirby: In a new town, with new people, Anna still hunts for sea glass on the beach–just like she did with her mother. The only differences is this time Anna might find a way to move on mixed in with those colorful pieces of sea-tumbled glass
- The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen: Everything is changing at the end of summer as Emaline prepares to start college and leave her small beach town behind.
- The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti: With the help of the half-sister she doesn’t know and the little sister who might see more clearly than either, Quinn sets out to right her father’s wrongs and return the objects he has stolen as keepsakes from all of his ex-girlfriends.
- A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley: Charlie and Rose have nothing in common but by the end of the summer they might help each other get everything they’ve been longing for.
- Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken: The day the rains finally come to Cliffton, Sydelle Mirabil doesn’t know her life is about to change.
- Heist Society by Ally Carter: Time is short and the job is monumental but Kat has a crack crew and, hopefully, enough talent to pull off an impossible heist (and maybe right a few wrongs along the way).
- Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones: Polly seems to have a normal life. She is getting ready to return to college with her roommate, she has a boyfriend, her grandmother. All of the memories seem mundane. Yet, as Polly sits packing at home, she realizes that some of her memories don’t make sense. In fact, some of her memories don’t seem right at all.
- The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson: Thanks to an encounter with an odd stranger and the sudden appearance of a car, Destiny and three of her classmates start a road trip searching for one fair day–a day where the good guy wins and everything adds up to something just right.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. (Image also from the lovely The Broke and the Bookish.)