Grab Some Sun and a Book: Ten Beach Reads

Temperatures are climbing and the humidity is rising. Yup, summer is definitely well on its way. Normally, there’s no better way to beat the heat than a trip to the beach and some fun in the waves. So for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, here are ten reads to keep you company in the sand. And good news: if you’re not up for the beach, these books double as couch reads … or bathtub tomes … or bedtime publications. Really, they’re good for anytime, any place.


The Boyfriend Project
The Boyfriend Project #1
by Farrah Rochon

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A Deadly Inside Scoop
An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery #1
by Abby Collette

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If It Makes You Happy
by Claire Kann


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(Im)perfectly Happy
by Sharina Harris


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In West Mills
by De’Shawn Charles Winslow


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Insert Groom Here
by K.M. Jackson


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Opposite of Always
by Justin A. Reynolds


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Queen Move
by Kennedy Ryan


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The Seaside Cafe
The Book Club #1
by Rochelle Alers

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The Stolen Daughter
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley


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Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

38 Comments

  1. Greg says:

    I love a good summery read. (Im)perfectly Happy looks nice.

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    1. I’m with you—summer reading is always a joy!

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  2. Rissi says:

    Haven’t heard of most of these, but “The Boyfriend Project” sounds fun!

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    1. The Boyfriend Project is awesome, and it really is a ton of fun!

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    1. I’m a sucker for a warm cover!

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  3. I’ve been meaning to read If It Makes You Happy and Opposite of Always!

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    1. They’re wonderful! If you ever have time for them, I can’t recommend them enough.

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  4. Summer is my favorite season. I’ve wanted to read The Opposite of Always for quite some time now.

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    1. It’s SO good and left me ridiculously emotional. Cannot recommend it enough.

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  5. Ayunda says:

    I’m always in the mood for beach reads these days, even though it’s unilkely that I’ll be going to an actualy beach! (Im)perfectly happy looks super cute 🙂

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    1. That’s been my mindset lately! I might not be headed to any beach this summer, but I’m going to make the most of the beach reads available.

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  6. Chiara says:

    Great list. Adding a few of these to my (virtual) beach reading list

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    1. I like the way you think! Might as well soak up some sunny pixels.

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  7. Marg says:

    The colours on some of those covers are so appealing!

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    1. It wasn’t my approach to making this list, but I love all of these covers. And I’m with you! It’s all because of those bold, appealing colors.

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  8. lydiaschoch says:

    I really liked In West Mills.

    My TTT .

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    1. So glad to see another fan! I don’t know many people who have read it.

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  9. carhicks says:

    I have none of these on my TBR, but there are a couple I want to check out now.

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    1. I think you’d especially like A Deadly Inside Scoop. Loads of fun!

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      1. carhicks says:

        Okay, I will see if I can find that one.

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  10. Matt Sweeney says:

    I’m really intrigued by Opposite of Always. Thanks for the share!
    Here’s my TTT.

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    1. It’s very different from a lot of what I usually read, but I cannot recommend it enough.

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  11. D Hoisington says:

    Great list. I like The Seaside Cafe. Love the cover. Here is my TTT.
    https://dmhoisington.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/top-ten-tuesday-4/

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    1. It’s an awesome cover, isn’t it? One of my recent favorites.

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  12. Love all these picks! I want to read many of these (especially The Boyfriend Project!) and I got Queen Move on my Kindle the other day and I’m excited as it’ll be my first book by this author I’ve heard amazing things about 😀 Great list!

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    1. I love Kennedy Ryan’s work, and I hope you end up enjoying Queen Move!

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  13. lghiggins says:

    Actually quite an assortment you chose within the theme.

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    1. This was fun because, to me, a beach read carries a really loose criteria. If a book is fast and fun, I could make a case for packing it to the beach.

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  14. You have a great list! If It Makes You Happy looks like the perfect summer book! Happy reading! 🙂

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. It’s definitely a solid summer read with a bit of a kick. Lots of fun, though! Happy reading!

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  15. A DEADLY INSIDE SCOOP is on my list today. I’m enjoying cozy mysteries lately and this sounds like a fun opener to a promising series.

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    1. I honestly can’t recommend it enough. It’s such a good start to a series and has me so excited for future installments. If you’re on a cozy kick, it’s perfect!

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  16. I was already excited for Queen Move, but I love hearing it has summer vibes!

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    1. It’s one of those books that had me wishing I was on a beach. Ugh. Loved it.

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  17. I’m going to have to read that Claire Kann book since I enjoyed Let’s Talk About Love.

    Check out my TTT

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    1. Let’s Talk About Love is on my TBR pile, so I’m glad to hear that you liked it!

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