Monday, June 18, 2018

Top Ten Books To Read By The Pool/ At The Beach

 

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsy reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is top ten books to read by the pool or at the beach, so I wanted to pick stuff that involved water in some way, and preferably a summertime or island type vibe. There was lots to choose from so this was a fun topic!      


The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1)

Fun, no two ways about it!  

The Blue

You probably knew this was coming, but this thriller is a beach read if I ever knew one. 

Vitro (Corpus, #2)

Set on a tropical island, with human experiments... what's not to love? 

The Girl from the Sea

Yup... the sea! 

A Map for Wrecked Girls

Stranded on an island... yup. 

The Honeymoon

You know this is gonna be trouble... 

The Shark Club

Set in sunny Florida with a few other stops, this would be an outstanding beach read. 

Dangerous Girls

Aruba!

Eight Hundred Grapes

Not strictly a beach read, but set in Napa wine country. See where I'm going with this? 

Fear the Drowning Deep

Creepy plus island! 

Tides

I mean yea? 

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

78 comments:

  1. I'm still very curious about Fear the Drowning Deep. I read the author's recent release and really liked it so hopefully that one will be for me as well.

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  2. I could definitely see Eight Hundred Grapes being a summer/beach read. I'll have to check out some of these other books. Have a great week. - Katie

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  3. lol I love your post! I haven't read any of these but A Map for Wrecked Girls sounds interesting! Here's my TopTen: https://myendlessshelf.weebly.com/home/toptentuesday-books-to-read-by-the-poolat-the-beach

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    1. Thanks! A Map for Wrecked Girls wasn't bad, I didn't LOVE it, but the island setting was on point!

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  4. I've been meaning to read Fear the Drowning Deep for ages!
    my top ten tuesday

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  5. Cute picks!! I still want to read Fear the Drowning Deep at some point!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. Nice books with water on the cover to read near water. I love it! Dangerous Girls is just such a great book, and I love seeing it on people's lists. Fear of Drowning Deep and Shark Club are two I hope to read at some point, and Summer Days is such an obvious choice for me too.

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    1. Dangerous Girls was good. Shark Club was REALLY good.

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  7. Great list and one that reminds me I still need to read Fear the Drowning Deep.

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    1. I see a lot of people commenting on that one, so it must have flown under the radar maybe a little bit?

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  8. The cover for Vitro was Brilliant!! The Honeymoon looks and sounds sooo ominous!!

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  9. Awesome picks!! I love all of the covers! :)

    My TTT

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  10. I've heard good things about Vitro. I hope it's a fun read for you.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  11. I loved both dangerous girls and a map for wrecked girls. great choices

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    1. Thanks! I liked Dangerous Girls, and Map was just an okay read for me, but loved the setting.

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  12. I'm so curious about A Map for Wrecked Girls! It sounds like a good one. I hope you enjoy these!

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    1. Ooh I hope you get a chance to read it, if you're interested. I didn't love Map but it wasn't bad, and the island setting was on point!

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  13. Great list! I never read Summer Days and Summer Nights. I have the winter version and actually have several autographs in it from the various authors. I should check to see if my library has it. Have a great week.

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    1. Ooh cool. I liked the winter one. Summer Days was pretty good though, introduced me to sme new writers...

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  14. I love Dangerous Girls, definitely a great beach read!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/top-ten-tuesday-164/

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  15. I knew I'd see The Shark Club here. That's it, I'm requesting it from my library :)

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    1. There's a rule that I have to find a way to include it in every post. :)

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  16. I haven't read any of these, but I've heard good things about The Shark Club. Great list!

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    1. The Shark Club is one of my favorites.

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  17. Yummy! I have only read two. Off to check them out!

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  18. I've wanted to read Dangerous Girls for sooo long! Really must get to that this summer. Great list here, Greg! :)

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  19. I like what you did with the theme, Greg. Love that cover for The Girl from the Sea. I keep going back and forth on picking up Summer Days and Summer Nights. I read the winter/Christmas version and while there were some stories I really enjoyed there were also several that really fell flat for me.

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    1. Thanks! I love that cover too (it may be why I bought it, but I'm not telling). Summer Days was the same for me- some outstanding stories and some duds, but overall I was glad I read it.

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  20. I love your take on this week's topic! Vitro and The Honeymoon both look like my kind of reads! Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. Thanks! Loved Vitro but I haven't read Honeymoon yet...

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  21. Oh, I do love Dangerous Girls. And I own Summer Days and Summer Nights that I REALLY need to read this summer.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Dangerous Girls was quite good. And Summer Days is nice because you can read a short story or two around the pool or at the beach... then go get a drink! :):)

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  22. Vitro & Summer Days and Summer Nights are on my TBR. And I so loved Eight Hundred Grapes!

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    1. Eight Hundred Grapes is a favorite, and Vitro as well. Summer Days was a nice anthology.

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  23. Dangerous Girls is still one of my absolute favorite YA reads, it was so much darn fun and I loved all the twists.

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  24. Great list! I wasn't a big fan of Summer Days and Summer Nights so I hope you enjoy it a lot more than I did - I did really enjoy Leigh Bardugo's story, though. The cover of Vitro is giving me The Island vibes, which always seems to be a film that I end up watching in the summer...

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    1. I liked some of the stories but not all. Definitely a mixed bag. Vitro was awesome, and now I'm curious about The Island!

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  25. I haven't read any of these books, but most of them sound so interesting. Thanks for sharing this list.

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  26. I'd be sitting there on the beach scaring everyone with a scary shark or monster cover!

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  27. Dangerous Girls made my list too! Loved that one!

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  28. I haven't read any of your selections but I like your style in picking beach reads that have to do with water. Ha! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  29. Well, this TTT prompt was custom made for you. Ha ha. I think the cover for Tides is stellar. I would love to have a poster of it for my bathroom. 🛁

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    1. Wasn't it though? I love that cover of Tides...

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  30. Love seeing all these covers together! Dangerous Girls sounds so good.

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  31. I've been meaning to read A Map for Wrecked Girls for awhile now! It sounds like a fascinating story, and I've only seen positive reviews for it. Eight Hundred Grapes has been on my list ever since you reviewed it. <3 A few of these are new to me, but I'll be adding them to my TBR!

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. A Map for Wrecked Girls wasn't a favorite of mine, but I loved the island setting! Eight Hundred grapes is so good!

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  32. Oh they looks good! but I haven't read any

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  33. Ooof. Island and human experiments - what's not to love? Okay, that sounded SUPER CREEPY, Greg. 😂😂😂

    Though I'll be very honest, I would be the type to read Vitro as well. I wouldn't do any of the things from there like human experiments, but fictional is fair game indeed. 😈

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  34. Great list! I'm super intrigued by Vitro. The cover is so awesome!

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  35. Love the water theme1 Dangerous Girls is on my list for this summer.

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  36. Looks like I have some work to do since I haven't read any of these books! The Shark Club looks like a fun read.

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  37. These look like a lot of fun. Vitro caught my eye

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  38. Great twist on the topic, Greg! These all sound so good. I haven't yet read any of these, but several are on my wish list or TBR pile.

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  39. I need to read Dangerous Girls already, dammit!

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  40. I just got Eight Hundred Grapes on Audible and am really looking forward to it. The Honeymoon also looks amazing - as do most of the books you mentioned. Perfect beach reading.

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  41. What fabulous summer covers! No denying these would be great summer reads. I haven't seen Vitro. Looking that up right now!

    Great list. You'll have a great summer, for sure!

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  42. I wouldn't turn down some nice water and a cool ocean breeze right now. lol

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  43. Awesome list. There's some books here that I have been meaning to read. I agree with you regarding The Blue - fantastic book!

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  44. I haven't heard about any of these but a few definitely got my attention. I hope to read a few of these soon.

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  45. Vitro looks really good. Have you read the first book? If you did, I assume you liked it?

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  46. Loved The Deep End! The whole series is great! Love the twist and the different directions you took it. ♥️

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