Top Ten Fabulous Beach Reads

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Would Recommend As Good Beach Reads

I like my summer/beach reads to be fun and have some depth. If they make me get a little weepy that’s even better.

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah OcklerMoonglass by Jessi KirbyAmy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan MatsonBoys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonaldThe Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. KingI Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahanThe Probability of Miracles by Wendy WunderPast Perfect by Leila SalesTen Things We Did by Sarah MlynowskiLola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

1. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
I love, love, love  this book and I think I forget about it sometimes. It’s such an amazing read, though!

2.Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
This might just be the perfect beach read.

3. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
This is a no-brainer!

4. Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald
This takes place in the wilderness instead of the beach but it’s such a fun summertime book.

5. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
Pirates? Oh, yes! LOVE this book.

6. I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
This book doesn’t get talked about enough! It’s so, so good! It’s a sweet romance and a fantastic coming of age story.

7.  The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
What a fun/heartbreaking book.

8. Past Perfect by Leila Sales
OMG! This book is hilarious and soooo much fun. I love Leila’s books!

9. Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
I adore this one. It covers some very different topics in YA.

10. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
This one is also an obvious choice. Cricket….sigh.


  1. Awesome list, Lori. I see some of my all-time favorites like Lola, Miracles, and Amy & Roger. And I can’t wait to bring Past Perfect and Moonglass to the beach. I forgot to list Twenty Boy Summer but that’s a great choice too!
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  2. Lovely List!!!!! I haven’t read all of them but I’m dying to read Lola & the Boy next Door! 
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  3. We have a few that are the same! & I almost had Moonglass, but it made me cry way too much haha. 
    I’ve been wanting to read Dust of 100 Dogs for such a long time now. I just need to actually pick it up! 
    Awesome list =)
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  4. We have two in common! yay! (I took it as more of a beach thing.. I’m curious about that boys and bears one now… I might grab it 😛 Great post!
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  5. Yay! Love your choices! Especially the last one 😉 Awesome list! 😀
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  6. I haven’t read any of these!!! Adds to TBR list for holiday!

  7. Thanks for this fantastic list!! I’ll definitely have to purchase a few of these for the summer. 😀
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  8. Nice picks! I added a few to my TBR. I have Moonglass sitting on my shelf right now. Can’t wait to read it. 
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  9. Amy & Roger! I’ve seen it on so many lists that I have to move it up the TBR. Definitely agree about Stephanie Perkins’s books… I had Anna on my list today!
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  10. Great list!! I can’t believe I didn’t think of Ten Things We Did! That is a good beach read too!!
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  11. I’ve been seeing Past Perfect on several lists today… I’ll definitely have to read this one this summer! And Lola!!! I want to take that one to the beach so bad! :)
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  12. Great list! Twenty Boy Summer should have been on my list! Fantastic book! Still need to read her new one.  I almost put Moonglass and Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots on my list. Another good one would be Abby McDonald’s Sophomore Switch.
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  13. Love your list! We actually have a few that are the same! I think I’m going to have to check out The Probablity of Miracles.
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  14. Love your list!  I prefer my beach reads a little lighter, but I seriously loved Lola and the Boy Next Door and Twenty Boy Summer.
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  15. Awesome list!  Now I’ve got to read that Boys, Bears one!  It sounds super cute! :)
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  16. These look really good for Summer. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I love your Top Ten! I loved Twenty Boy Summer and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour is a great summer read! Great choices this week :)

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  18. At least half of these are on my must-read list (for this summer)! Great list. : ) 

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  19. Nice list! I really want to read Ten Things and Amy & Roger. Thanks for stopping by!
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  20. This just gave me a ton of ideas of great books I need to read this summer! Thanks!
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  21. I LOVE Dust of 100 Dogs!! Wonderful book. Also loved Lola. Haven’t read the others and I don’t think I’ve heard much about them. Fun list!
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  22. Actually, almost every single one of these books is on my TBR list! I really need to get my hands on Lola and the Boy Next Door, though – I feel like its perfect for summer!

  23. LOLA! Such a cute book! And I totally agree – Cricket is a perfect reason for reading this one. :)
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  24. Great list, They all look like fun reads perfect for the beach! Hopefully I’ll get to read a couple this summer :)
    Here’s my Top10 post :)

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  25. Amazing list! I love Probability, Amy and Roger and Lola.  I haven’t read all of these, so thank you for the recommendations.

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  26. AHH you reminded me that I need to read The Probability of Miracles! <3 Amy & Roger and Lola! 
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  27. Lola and the Boy Next Door is definitely a good beach read! Great list!

  28. I read Lola and the Boy Next door in a day. The only thing that would have made it better was if I were at the beach!
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  29. Such great picks! You have me thinking I really want to reread some of these!
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  30. I was SOOO close to adding Leila Sales and AS King to my list as well!!  I still need to read 20 Boy, Moonglass, and 10 Things!!  I need more hours!
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  31. All of your choices sound like fantastic summer reads. I especially like the sound of #4.

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