Top Ten Tuesday: Non-Shallow Beach Reads


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Non-Shallow Beach Reads

These books would be great to read at the beach, and they are not shallow or trashy!


1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

me before you

This book is gut-wrenching. I love enjoying a romance on the beach, and this one would be a great pick.

2. Just One Day by Gayle Forman

just one day

Gayle Forman’s writing is anything but shallow. I felt like I was traveling Europe as I read this one!

3. Anything by Sarah Dessen

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Sarah Dessen’s books are perfect for vacations. They have a little bit of romance, and their depth of emotions always captures my heart. She tackles tough issues, and I always feel like I’ve grown as a person after I read her books.

4. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

twenty boy summer

I read this book at the beach, and it was a great pick. I loved the way it swept me away into Anna’s story.

5. Bloom by Elizabeth Scott


This book was always a hit in my classroom. Because I love reading romances on the beach, I think it would be a great choice.


When I think of beach reads, I think of romance. These are some well-written novels that have some romance in them.

1. Atlantia by Ally Condie


This book isn’t about the romance (though it has some), but it is about an underground city. Very beach appropriate.

2. Bridget Jones’s Diary series by Helen Fielding

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If you have not read the books, you are missing out on hilarity! And with a 3rd movie coming out this year, this would be a perfect time to pick them up.

3. From What I Remember… by Stacy Kramer

From What I remember

This book has everything. Romance, adventure, drama, humor- it was a roller coaster! I loved it so much. It read like a movie making you feel like you were there, and I loved how distinctly different the multiple point of views were. Perfect fun for the beach!

4. Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

forgive my fins

A fun mermaid story? And with romance? A great series for beach reading!

5. The Mediator series by Meg Cabot


This is one of my favorite romance series. It is a bit romance novel-y in that Suze loves a ghost since she is a mediator, but it is also really well done and written well because it is Meg Cabot.

What books do you love to read on the beach? 

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3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Non-Shallow Beach Reads”

  1. I’m going to get Me Before You, but may not get to it this week (at the beach). It just sounds so good. Thanks for the others, too, lots of good ones out there.


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