Top Ten Tuesday #5 - Top Ten Beach Reads

Top Ten Beach Reads (Books that I have read and recommend)

It's actually winter over here in Africa at the moment, so I should be doing a post on winter reads! :P I absolutely love summer though and when it is summer I'm always on the lookout for new summery reads! :D Below are books that I have read that are quite good for summer :D

Smart Girls Get What They WantLife After TheftThe Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)Kidnap in the Caribbean (Laura Marlin Mysteries, #2)Lucky (Avery Sisters Trilogy, #1)Lula Does the HulaLily B On The Brink Of ParisThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1)WonderMy Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

1. Smart Girls Get They Want doesn't necessarily take place on the beach or during summer, but it's a great,cute contemporary!

2. Life After Theft takes place on a beach, a contemporary novel with a twist, it's also an addictive read!

3.  The Summer I Turned Pretty takes place in a beach house, on the beach, whilst reading it, it honestly feels like you can hear the waves and feel the sand beneath your feet. The romance in there is also perfect for summer.

4.  Kidnap in the Caribbean is a middle-grade mystery novel that takes place in the Caribbean. Although it's a mystery novel, it's still a quick, super-fun read that will honestly make you feel like you are in the Caribbean.

5. Lucky is a nice poolside reach, it's your typical contemporary, there isn't much depth to  it, but it's a perfect read for a lazy day.

6. Lula does the  Hula is a fun summery novel that has mystery, contemporary, humour and hula-dancing all tied in one!

7. Lily B on the Brink of Paris is a fantastically well-written, and quite hilarious, novel about Lily B and her time in Paris.

8. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants is about four friends and the places they go on their summer vacation, I completely recommend it! 

9. I finished Wonder yesterday, it's such a cute, inspiring story that is lovely to read in summer.

10. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is an awesome contemporary novel! Summer, time-travel, Italy and cute Italian boys combined makes this a must-read for summer!


  1. I really enjoyed the summer I turned pretty triology. They were perfect for reading by the pool. I'd like to read Wonder and My super sweet sixteenth century this summer.
    Lovely list!
    Marian ^_^ x

  2. So excited to read Life After Theft! I love Aprilynne's novels! Must pick up my copy soon! :)

    Oh and I have seen Wonder everywhere.. I think I might have to take a look!


  3. Yeah Jenny Han! Her series is one of the first I think about when reading about summer.

  4. The Sisterhood made my list, too. I really enjoyed Life After Theft. I still need to read Smart Girls. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

  5. Sisterhood of Traveling Pants is a definite. The only other book I've read is 'The Summer I turned Pretty.' I'll definitely have to check out the other ones you put on your list, though. I've heard of them, and am pretty sure they're already on my to-read list already though. Great picks! (:

    Here's my TT

  6. I haven't read any of these yet! Adding them to the list!

  7. I really need to read something by Sarah Strohmeyer because her books sound really good. I'm going to try and get Wonder soon. Great choices, Kyra! :)

  8. Life after Theft and My Sweet Sixteenth Century looks supper good. I've seen a major hype for the later one that's for sure! So I'd better get around to it! Even Wonder seems interesting, lovely choices, Kyra! :)


Post a Comment

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog! I appreciate every single comment and they always make my day. I love making new bookish friends so don't be afraid to say hi! :) x