Top Ten Tuesday – Beach Reads A.K.A. My Summer TBR

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As much as I would love to hit the beach, I’ll probably be stuck inside for the most part because contrary to popular belief Florida is mostly super rainy during the summer.

But I am going on vacation soon and hopefully we’ll be able to go to the beach!! Fingers crossed 🤞

These are the main books that I want to get to before summer is over. Most of these are contemporaries which is what I usually read the most of this time of year.

1) First & Then + This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

Based off the covers, which are aesthetically pleasing, they just scream light and fluffy summer contemporary reads to me. IDK What these are about but I do know that they take place in Florida, which I’m both excited and hesitant to read about mainly because I hope its a good representation of my home state and portrays its diversity accurately. I think I’m the most excited to read First & Then because it’s described as “Pride & Prejuice meets Friday Night Lights”

2) Now Not, Not Ever + The Only Worse Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

I’m currently reading Undead Girl Gang and I AM LOVING IT SO MUCH. But I already had decided to get these two books because they sound nerdy af and cute. Not Not, Not Ever takes place during the summer and is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, while The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

3) American Street by Ibi Zoboi

american street

This has been on my TBR list for a while now and I need to just read it. This about about a teenage Haitian immigrant, Fabiola whose mother is “detained at U.S. immigration, has leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own”. This has elements of both contemporary and magical realism.

4) Everything Beautiful Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman

 everything beautiful is not ruined

This is described as Wild meets The Breakfast Club and it takes place during the summer which is very fitting. Also I appreciate the cover so much.

5) The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

the summer of jordi perez

This sounds super adorable! The MC is a fat fashion blogger and gay!!! Very perfect for a summer read.

6) Want by Cindy Pon

want cindy pon cover

This is the first book on here that really isn’t sticking to the summer theme but I fell in love with this cover and its sequel cover, Ruse. This has that sci-fi dystopian vibe that I enjoy like in Pacific Rim and I’ve heard great things about this.

7) Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

nice try jane sinner

I love this title, there’s something so cynical about it and snarky about it. I also heard that this has depression rep and I’ve been looking for more of that lately.

8) Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

words in deep blue

I got this a while ago from Kindle and it sounds super interesting. I’ve been wanting to read a book that is about working in a library. I know that’s like a very specific thing but I’ve been wanting to read something like that.

9) Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

spellbook of the lost and found

I know that this looks much more like a fall/autumn read, but this actually takes place during the summer in a small town in Ireland. Also I’ve heard that this has queer rep in it!

10) Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka


I’ve had my eye on this ever since I saw the cover and lately I’ve been seeing some positive reviews pop up from other bloggers who really enjoyed this one!

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