Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Broke and Bookish and asks participants to create a top ten list around a different topic each week. This week's topic is "Top Ten Beach Reads". One of my favorite places to read is on the beach and there are some books that just belong there. When I did my winter covers collage earlier this year, a lot of commenters said they preferred summer/beach read - this one is for you! (If I have reviewed the book, the link goes to my review)
A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand - If it is summer, there must be a book by Elin Hildebrand. She has the best summer/beach covers for these books and this one is no different. It has a meaty storyline but is utterly readable.
The Three Weismanns of Wesport by Cathleen Schine - This book is a take on Austen's Sense and Sensibility and it is what I call a "smart" beach read.
Life's a Beach by Claire Cook - of course, this one is a shoe-in for a beach read list! Light and fluffy, perfect way to pass a beachy afternoon
Maine by J.Courtney Sullivan - Maine seems to be the literary destination of late. I have seen a lot of books set there and it is, of course, a great summer destination.
Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes - Being an East Coast gal, most of my beach reads seem to feature the beaches of the Northeast but this book's setting is Laguna Beach on the West Coast
Releasing this summer . . .
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams - the vintage beach cover on this one just draws you in!
Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky - the water is in the distance on this one but salt air says beach to me!
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank - I read my first book by this author (Lowcountry Summer) earlier this year and really enjoyed it. This one is also a winner (review coming soon) and the cover is quintessential beach.
Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand - see above re: this author! She takes us back to Nantucket for a wedding in this one.
All The Summer Girls by Meg Donohue - I had a beach house share on the shore with friends for many years and this book takes me back to that time.
What are your favorite beach reads? Favorite Beach?