Y’all, when it is summer and I am laying on an imaginary beach or, let’s be real, in my backyard on a crappy blanket I generally have a book in hand. Personally, I need a certain type of book when it comes to beach reading — the sort book that keeps me entertained, brings some drama and is generally brain candy.
Top Ten Beach Reads
1. Forget You by Jennifer Echols
Why?: Look dude, if you don’t know Doug yet I cannot think of a better place to meet him than with a cocktail in hand under the sun. Seriously, there are some scenes that get a little adult and you’ll need some water to cool down.
2.Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepherd
Why? If you are looking for drama, parts that make you say that bish is crayyy, and secret text messages from someone named A, then yo, add PLL to your beach bag.
3. My Life, The Theater And Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff
Why? I’ve got a soft spot for male narrated books, and holy crap you guys this book is SO funny and okay, I like reading about the social hierarchies and gossip of groups I have never been a part of — like Drama Club.
4. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Why? Look, I have always wanted to wake up and discover that I am secretly royalty and then flip off anyone who was ever horrible to me. Alas, that has not happened. But you guys, Mia, she discovers her dad was a prince and that makes her a princess but she stays so snarky and true to herself. This book is legit perfect for the beach.
5. Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
Why? So, Sean Griswold’s Head isn’t quite all fun and games like the other books mentioned thus far. It actually deals with some serious topics. BUT it also brings back that high school swoon infatuation and nostalgia. And f’realz who does not like to swoon over NICE PEOPLE?!
6. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Why? Bad boy meets good girl. Sparks happen. KISSING AND MORE. Dude, how could I not add this book to my beach tote?
7. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Why? Yo, reading this book is like hanging out with one of my good friends. It is full of swears and bands I have never heard of and it brings some gut busting laughs.
8. Past Perfect by Leila Sales
Why? Maybe you aren’t going someplace as glamourous as the beach. MAYBE YOU ARE GOING TO A REEACTMENT. Holla, you will be soul mates with Past Perfect, I bet. PLUS IF YOU EVER DID COLOR WAR YOU WILL KNOW. I have so much history nerd/battle tactic LOVE for this book. I can’t even. This one should just go live in my beach bag.
9. Awkward by Marni Bates
Why? Awkward is kind of a ridiculously adorable book — with lols awkward moments and cringing and laughing and good friendships and internet mistakes and like things that would never happen in real life. Seriously, this book is a fun read. Super breezy, y’all.
10. The Karma Club by Jessica Brody
Why? We’ve all got one person in our lives that we would just LOVE karma to get. I have a few. In Karma Club, Maddy takes it into her own hands. And yo, the results are kind of funny! But a lesson is learned too! And sigh, you don’t need to invest a whole lot of yourself into The Karma Club to really enjoy it.
So friends, what are you shoving in your beach/hang out in the yard bag?