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May 31: Beach Reads Week — top ten great beach reads, ten books I plan to read on the beach, ten beach reads for those who don’t like typical ~beach reads~, ten authors who are my go-to for beach reads, etc.

I’m not too much of a beach person, being inclined to burn despite all the sunscreen in the world. But if I did have a big umbrella over a nice chair or hammock, these are the books I’d be most excited to read while listening to the waves.

half yellow sun

1. Half of a Yellow Sun; Chimamanda Adichie. A nice sunny cover for the beach.

throne crescent moon

2. Throne of the Crescent Moon; Saladin Ahmed. A magical adventure makes a great beachy read.

half a creature

3. Half A Creature from the Sea; David Almond. Just for that title.


4. Passenger; Alexandra Bracken. Have you ever seen how they get ships in bottles? It’s impressive.


5. Illusive; Emily Lloyd-Jones. I’ve had my eye on this superhero book for a while, it looks like a great story.

ember crow

6. The Disappearance of Ember Crow; Ambelin Kwaymullina. A sequel I have been impatiently waiting for, a riveting dystopian.

summer days summer nights

7. Summer Days and Summer Nights; Stephanie Perkins. Summer, the beach, and love.

spirals in time

8. Spiral in Time; Helen Scales. What better place than the beach to read a book about seashells?

sky pirates

9. Sky Pirates; Liesel Schwartz. Nothing says beach like steampunk!

shattered court

10. Shattered Court; M.J. Scott. I think this is set in an island kingdom…


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

5 responses »

  1. I can’t wait to read Summer Days and Summer Nights! It’s (obviously) perfect for summer. 🙂

  2. tiareleine says:

    Summer Days and Summer Nights is on my list as well. I have high hopes that it will be fantastic, and I know it will be seasonally appropriate.

    Great list! 🙂

  3. I haven’t read any of these, but I have heard great things about some of them. I want to read Summer Days and Summer Nights, too!
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