Books, Beaches and Bikinis

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by Broke and Bookish. This week it’s Beach Reads Week, top ten great beach reads, ten books I plan to read on the beach, ten beach reads for those who don’t like typical “beach reads,” ten authors who are my go-to for beach reads, etc.

I’m not actually sure what classifies a novel as a beach read? As such I have opted to create a quasi list composed of novels I hope to read this summer, whether that be on a beach or not.


All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr

Reading this per Lydia’s suggestion for our book club.


This is Where it Ends

By Marieke Nijkamp

This novel tackles a very difficult situation which is, unfortunately, very relevant right now.


The Argonauts

By Maggie Nelson

Emma Watson encourages reading about relevant topics such as equality through Our Shared Shelf. This book is the newest addition to that group.


Lady Midnight

By Cassandra Clare

I’m not sure I will actually read this novel. I didn’t like most of Cassandra Clare’s other works so I’m still on the fence about picking up this admittedly popular new novel.


Glass Sword

By Victoria Aveyard

For some reason I really enjoyed the first instalment of this series. I think at the time I was relieved to read a light novel despite its clichés and cheesy dialogue.


The Rose and the Dagger

By Renée Ahdieh

This series had a very exciting first instalment so it’s no  wonder I’m itching to get my hands on this new novel.


Me Before You

By Jojo Moyes

A movie which includes both Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin? Need I say more?


The Orenda

By Joseph Boyden

An important look into Canadian history.


The Goldfinch

By Donna Tartt

Having finished The Secret History I was anxious to delve into some of Donna Tartt’s more recent works.


The Glittering Court

By Richelle Mead

I am unhealthily invested in Richelle Mead’s books so I can’t wait to get my hands on this novel despite its somewhat cringe-worthy cover.


10 thoughts on “Books, Beaches and Bikinis

  1. Oh my gosh, you must have read my mind because literally all these books are on my Goodreads and/or physical TBR shelf-well, except for The Orenda (and Me Before You-since I’ve already read it). I haven’t heard of that one until now! And I’m sorry to hear that Cassandra Clare’s books aren’t your cup of tea so far. She’s actually my favorite YA author to be honest. But maybe Lady Midnight will be the one for you, who knows! 😛

    1. Can’t wait to compare reviews when you finish reading them! I have to admit that I tend to stray from my TBR list so it’s more of a hopeful TBR list. Unfortunately, I only enjoyed the first three novels of her Mortal Instruments series and I read Clockwork Angel with knowledge of basically every plot point which kind of ruined it for me. But she’s such a popular author I always find myself wondering if I should give it another shot.

        1. I thought it was amazing. It was so dark and gritty. I liked how it was a realistic and humanizing portrayal of the darkest parts of people. Oh I hope I enjoy the Goldfinch it’s been on my TBR list for a while.

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