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Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, bloggers get a topic which entails giving a list of ten things based on the topic.

I like today’s subject. However, while other people around the world are getting ready for summer, we are getting ready for our version of winter(although we really don’t have seasons here ). July is usually the coldest month in Kenya. Nevertheless, these are the books that I have lined up to read over the next few months while everyone else enjoys the sun.


I have been reading psychological thrillers over the past few months so my next reads will be something different but hopefully fun.

desert flower

I have been away on exam/annual leave and I just got back to the office today and on my desk was a books gift package. This is one of the books that I received. I am super excited about it since I have wanted to read it for a long time.


I have had these books on my TBR for ages now. I hope to read them in the next few months.

Have you read any of these books? Don’t be shy, share your TTT links in the comment section. I look forward to finding out what you have planned for summer.




25 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

  1. Annie
    May 31, 2016

    The twenties girl is so funny. And water for elephants is one of my favorito books *_*

    • Diana
      May 31, 2016

      Now I can’t wait to read both books. Thank you so much for your comment. I hope that I will enjoy the books as much as you did.

  2. ChrissiReads
    May 31, 2016

    Sophie Kinsella is a fantastic choice for a beach read. I do like reading anything that grips me though!

    • Diana
      May 31, 2016

      She is my go to author whenever I’m looking for a light,fluffy read 🙂 Thanks for visiting and for the comment.

  3. Donna
    May 31, 2016

    I read Twenties Girl last year, and I did not really like it. I don’t even remember finishing it! Atonement is a good read, but I noticed it’s a case of hit or miss with McEwan’s writing. Jane Eyre is one of the few classics I really enjoyed. The writing was good without being too challenging, and the story quite interesting.
    Happy reading!

    • Diana
      May 31, 2016

      Oh sorry to hear that Twenties Girl disappointed you.That made me wary of it enough to push it a little bit down on my TBR in this list.I look foward to Atonement and Jane Eyre,I hope to like them.Thanks for the visit.Happy reading.

  4. meganm922
    May 31, 2016

    I need to read The Goldfinch. I love that Atonement is on your list. I loved that book.

    • Diana
      May 31, 2016

      I hope to enjoy both 🙂 I have heard so much about The Goldfinch so I hope you will enjoy it too.Thanks for the visit.Happy reading.

  5. Jamie Wu
    May 31, 2016

    We Were Liars feels like a perfect beach read. Been wanting to check it out for a while now.

    • Diana
      June 1, 2016

      I hope it turns out to be a good choice.It has some really positive reviews though.I hope that you will also get a chance to check it out.

      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  6. Great picks for this week! I’ve only read We Were Liars (which I thought was amazing by the way, I really hope you love it as much as I did!) but others have been on my to-read list for ages now, I just haven’t had a chance to get around to them!
    Also I completely feel like Nicholas Sparks is one of the quintessential summer authors you know, all his books just make me think of summer and I feel like I should read them on a beach while the Sun is setting! 😀
    Seriously great picks though, you’ve added a few to my to-read list as well 😀

    • Diana
      June 1, 2016

      I can’t wait to read We Were Liars.It seems that most people liked it and now thanks to your comment,I’m making it my next read :-)I agree with you about Sparks and the fact that most of his books are also set in beach towns also adds to the summer feel.

      • It’s an amazing book, with a brilliant twist as well if you don’t see it coming (which I completely didn’t). But yay! I really really hope you love it!
        Yeah there seems to be quite a few contemporaries set in beach towns during the summer, not that I’m complaining or anything but I’ve noticed it more after this weeks TTT than I would have before! 😀

  7. miathereader
    May 31, 2016

    I have had Atonement on my TBR list forever. Thanks for reminding me to put him on my summer reading list!

    • Diana
      June 1, 2016

      It has some great reviews.I hope that you will enjoy it once you get to it too 🙂 Happy reading and thanks for the comment.

  8. cleopatralovesbooks
    May 31, 2016

    Atonement is one of my favourite reads of all time so I’m especially pleased to see that one makes your top ten beach reads.

    • Diana
      June 1, 2016

      Now I really can’t wait to read it 🙂 I hope to like it as much as you did.

  9. We Were Liars is a really interesting read, I ended up giving it a shot because so many bloggers were talking about it. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time., I hope you enjoy it!

    • Diana
      June 1, 2016

      Thank you Alicia.I look forward to reading the two books and yeah I also got intrigued by We were Liars due to all the mentions.Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  10. downrightdystopian
    May 31, 2016

    We Were Liars is such an awesome read. I loved it so much!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    • Diana
      June 1, 2016

      Thanks Krystianna.That’s a really beautiful name BTW :-)I hope that I will like it like you did.

  11. Chachic
    June 2, 2016

    Oh wow, you’re in Kenya! Hello from the Philippines. 🙂 Over here, it’s eternally summer temperature-wise. But we do have a rainy season. I hope you get to read Pride and Prejudice soon because that’s my favorite classic novel, and I also enjoy reading retellings of it. I read Jane Eyre a couple of years ago and I liked it but didn’t love it. I think I enjoyed retellings of it more than the original.

    • Diana
      June 3, 2016

      Hey, thanks a lot and I hope to enjoy the two classics. Sorry to hear that you didn’t like the original Jane Eyre. I watched the miniseries and liked it so hopefully, the book will be okay too then I can read the retelling after that.

      Best Regards from Kenya, always nice meeting readers from different parts of the world 🙂

  12. lenoreo
    June 6, 2016

    I have heard great things about Susane Colasanti, but I haven’t read any of hers. The only book I’ve read on your list is Jane Eyre, and even though I read it for University, I genuinely enjoyed it! Hope you enjoy them all this summer! 🙂

    • Diana
      June 7, 2016

      Thank you. I hope to enjoy Jane Eyre too. Happy reading 🙂

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