Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic and invite everyone to share their answers. I'm so obsessed with lists - so I obviously love this feature!
Every year, I look forward to this Top Ten Tuesday topic. I have a tradition every year (2012 | 2013 | 2014), and this one is no different. I have way fun putting together "themed bags." I sorted books based on destination, just like last year. No matter where your summer takes you, I've got a book for each place from my TBR!
Top Ten Books In My
Beach Summer Bags
At the beach, I want to read something light and mostly happy! I need it to keep my attention, but I also want to be able to set it down and pick it up without any issue. You never know when you'll want to pause for a little walk or some time in the water. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han and The Lake Season by Hannah McKinnon seem like the perfect fit. One is a sequel I've been dying to read, and the other is a promising adult debut!
I love visiting the mountains in the summer! You've got the benefit of slightly cooler temperatures, and it's also usually a quieter vacation. Since I'm often sitting outside with just my husband and our puppy, I'm more likely to pick up a more thoughtful or quirky. I've been dying to read Mosquitoland by David Arnold because of all the rave reviews, and Ana of California by Andi Teran is on my list because it's a retelling of Anne of Green Gables.
As I said last year, you're either sitting on the dock or out on a boat if you go to the lake. When I'm on the dock, I'm up for a read with some depth or a slower pace. Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown is historical fiction book that sounds just right! When I'm out on a boat, I don't read much unless we stop for a rest. In those cases, I'm more likely to grab a magazine. One of my favorites is Garden & Gun because it's Southern heaven.
If you can't venture far, there's nothing wrong about soaking up some sun in your own backyard. The best part? Air conditioning, snacks and the bathroom are just steps away! I like to play music, paint my nails and then pick up a book. A unique fantasy like The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen would be my first choice, but I'd also be drawn to a dark mystery like Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan. Sign me up!
I don't know what your neighborhood pool is like, but mine is absolutely packed with little kids. It's fun to see their excitement, but it's not that conducive to reading. It's a little bit like the beach for me where I want engaging and fun reads. I'd be most likely to grab Charlie's Glass Slippers by Holly McQueen if I wanted a contemporary book or Tarnish by Katherine Longshore if I was leaning toward historical fiction.