This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a summer freebie. This past long weekend was gorgeous, and it definitely felt like summer had officially started. Which made today’s return to regular life so cruel. I’ve decided to continue living in denial, however, and share a few books that bring me back (at least mentally) to the summer time, where the livin’ is easy. These books are all easy, fast-paced reads, and are begging to be read in the sunshine, and have the edges of their pages slightly gunked up from your sunscreen-y fingers. If you’d like to read other people’s Top Ten Tuesday posts, click through the link to The Broke and the Bookish.
The Lake House by Kate Morton
Historical fiction. Adult. Kate Morton’s characters always have fabulous secrets.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Contemporary fiction. Young adult. Made me wish I had a beach house.
The A-List series by Zoey Dean
Contemporary fiction. Young adult. Basically the Gossip Girl series but in California.
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Contemporary fiction. Adult. Trigger warning: domestic abuse.
The Land of 10,000 Madonnas by Kate Hattemer
Contemporary fiction. Young adult. Roadtrip feel, you’ll want to book a flight to Europe.
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
Contemporary fiction. Young adult. Motorcycle gang & first romances.
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Contemporary fiction. Adult. Couple decides to get married after 2 weeks, protective sister tries to keep them from having sex so that they can get an annulment.
The Haters by Jesse Andrews
Contemporary fiction. Young adult. Roadtrip novel. Hilarious.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Contemporary fiction. Young adult. You will cry. If you do not cry – do you have a soul?
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Fantasy. Adult. Simply a classic.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Fantasy. Middle grade. Book characters brought to life, chaos ensues.
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Historical fiction. Middle grade. Orphan girl moves to the Amazon.
The Arrivals by Melissa Marr
Sci-fi/fantasy/western. Adult. People arrive in the desert. No one knows how any of them got there.