Summer isn't too far away (cue all my excitement) and it's never too early to start planning what you want to read on vacation or bring to the beach. This week I am sharing my favorite beach reads. If you want to check out my reviews, you can find them alphabetized by author here.
1. Broken Hearts & Revenge series by Katie Finn - Katie Finn, a.k.a. Morgan Matson, is one of my favorite contemporary authors, and this series is summertime fun at its best.
2. The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski - I love that this story takes place at the Jersey Shore and features the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
3. Nantucket series by Leila Howland - One of my favorites for sure!
4. Elin Hilderbrand novels - I haven't read all of her novels, but my favorite is The Island. If you are looking for adult "beach read," this is the way to go.
5. Nancy Thayer novels - I really liked Island Girls; her novels shouldn't be missed if you want something light for the beach.
6. Sarah Dessen novels - My favorite is The Truth About Forever and Along for the Ride. Although they aren't technically "beach reads," Dessen features beach towns and that one special summer quite frequently.
7. A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams - This book was one of my favorite beach reads a few years ago. If you like some historical fiction in your beach reads, this one shouldn't be missed.
8. All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue -This book holds a special place in my heart since it takes place in Avalon, NJ, one of my favorite places in the world.
9. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves - Whoa. This was an awesome adult beach read. Highly recommended.
10. Summer series by Jenny Han - And my list wouldn't be complete without including my favorite YA series of all time.
Some Other Favorites: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord and anything by Morgan Matson (loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour as well as Second Chance Summer).
So what are some of your favorite beach reads? Let me know in the comments below. This meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. .