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Top Ten Books with a Beach Setting

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

Today’s instructions were as follows: August 16: Top Ten Books With X Setting (top ten books set near the beach, top ten book set in boarding school, top ten books set in England, etc)

I decided to do a post on books that have beach settings. I loves beaches and can spend hours just looking at the ocean. I have always found this kind scenery to be quite relaxing. This is why I like books that have beach settings. Reading them, I can picture the wonderful scenery and the untold secrets held by the waters.

So here are some of my favorite books with beach settings.

Psychological Thrillers

  1. After She Fell by Mary Jane Riley
  2. The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland
  3. Chosen Child by Linda Huber
  4. The Fire Child by Tremayne S.K


  1. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  2. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  3. That Summer by Sarah Desen

Books that I would like to read

  1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  2. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  3. Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks


Honorable Mention


SOS:Summer at St. George-Briana Gaitan- I read this book recently and really liked it. You can click on the tile to read my review.

Have you read any interesting books set in beach towns? which ones would you recommend? Feel free to link me to your TTT posts in the comment section. Happy Tuesday.


26 comments on “Top Ten Books with a Beach Setting

  1. rosemawrites
    August 16, 2016

    bookmarking this now! 😀

  2. alextheshadowgirl
    August 16, 2016

    I have read Since you’ve been gone. It was a good book 🙂

    • Diana
      August 16, 2016

      Thanks for mentioning that. I have to read that book soon. It has been on my wishlist for a while now:-)

  3. ChrissiReads
    August 16, 2016

    Chosen Child looks like my sort of read! I must add it to my TBR!

    • Diana
      August 16, 2016

      I hope that you will enjoy it once you get to it:-)

  4. Donna
    August 16, 2016

    Lots of Nicolas Sparks! 🙂

    • Diana
      August 16, 2016

      haha I guess almost all his books are set in beach towns:-)

  5. Julianne
    August 16, 2016

    Haven’t read any of these, but you’re doing a good job selling SOS, so I’ll put that on my TBR list 😉

    • Julianne
      August 16, 2016

      Oh, I just read that SOS is loosely based on Pride and Prejudice! Now I want to read that one first and then SOS 😀

  6. Diana
    August 16, 2016

    I haven’t read Pride and Prejudice, I really need to do so soon. SOS is a lovely story, more YA than psychological thriller but really interesting. I hope that you will read it soon 🙂

    • Julianne
      August 16, 2016

      Cool. Sounds like something I would like.

  7. Anastasia
    August 16, 2016

    Oh these are just perfect beach reads! I wish weather was still better where I live

    • Diana
      August 17, 2016

      I know what you mean. Its freezing in Kenya right now so I only get to the beach through the wonderful books:-)

  8. Jamie Wu
    August 16, 2016

    I’m going to the beach this weekend! Though I don’t usually read there, haha. Since You’ve Been Gone is something I want to read too 🙂

    • Diana
      August 17, 2016

      I am so envious!Its freezing here and I don’t think that I will go to the beach anytime soon. Enjoy yourself 🙂

      • Jamie Wu
        August 17, 2016

        The rainy season is still a few months away here, so it’s nice beach time 🙂 Thanks!

  9. Nice list. The beach is one of my favorite places–for reading, walking, and observing all year round. My next trip there is this Thursday.

    • Diana
      August 17, 2016

      Oh wow, enjoy your trip to the beach. Its really cold here so I think my next trip will be sometime towards the end of the year.I also love walking at the beach though I hardly get any reading done there:-)

  10. Allyson
    August 16, 2016

    I love how you had so many psychological thrillers on there. When I saw what your topic was, I was expecting light and fluffy, so it was a nice surprise 😉
    My TTT.

  11. Annie
    August 16, 2016

    I have the girl from the sea in my TBR and I’ve read Safe Haven (I wish I lived there haha)

  12. faithrivens
    August 16, 2016

    I can honestly say I’ve never read any of these, but I’ve heard of most of them and have a few of the thriller ones on my TBR.
    Have you read any of these while actually on a beach?

  13. rantsandravesofabibliophile
    August 16, 2016

    I hope you’re able to read Since You’ve Been Gone soon. It’s one of my favorite contemps to re-read.

  14. @lynnsbooks
    August 16, 2016

    I would really struggle to come up with a book set on a beach – I’m going to have to go and think about that one now! In the meantime I do like the look of the Tremayne book and pretty sure I’ve read and liked that author previously.
    Lynn 😀

  15. I have Since You’ve Been Gone on my shelf and am eager to pick it up. I just read Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything and thought it was fantastic, so I’m really looking forward to Since You’ve Been Gone.

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