Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Beach Reads for Summer 2011

I’m headed to the beach with my boyfriend this weekend (YAY!) and I wanted to find a light, beachy, summer read.  I wouldn’t dare leave my precious kindle sitting on my towel unattended so I made a, supposed-quick, stop at Borders with the plan of buying ONE beach read. An hour later I left with four… Yeah, I guess I got a little out of hand. It’s been so long since I’ve been in a physical book store thanks to my Kindle! I would absolutely love to hear your opinions on the books I picked up! Here they are:

Forever Summer
by Alyson Noel

Summer. A break from the burdens of school. Deep tans, deeper thoughts. Far away from the everyday. Closer to making dreams come true . . . What does summer mean to you? For the two teenage girls in these two unforgettable novels, summer means being torn away from the familiar and finding new friends. A new place in the world. A new sense of self. And maybe even new love along the way . . .

When you’re having the time of your life, you never want it to end.


The Summer of Skinny Dipping
by Amanda Howells

Sometimes I still wake up shivering in the early hours of the morning, drowning in dreams of being out there in the ocean that summer, of looking up at the moon and feeling as invisible and free as a fish. But I'm jumping ahead, and to tell the story right I have to go back to the very beginning. To a place called Indigo Beach. To a boy with pale skin that glowed against the dark waves. To the start of something neither of us could have predicted, and which would mark us forever, making everything that came after and before seem like it belonged to another life.


The Truth About Forever
by Sarah Dessen

Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She's stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job at the library. And she'll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father's recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother's open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it.



Twenty Boy Summer
by Sarah Ockler

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie—-she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Beautifully written and emotionally honest, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer.


I was really hoping to get Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs, but unfortunately they didn’t have it… What do you guys think?! Which one should I read first?


  1. I haven't read any of these, but I love all the summery covers! I'd read Twenty Boy Summer first. I've heard great things about that one :).

  2. Truth about Forever for sure!!!