Top Ten Tuesday: Beachy Reads

Hi there!

It’s officially the first week of summer! And I made it through the last days of school with my students with minimal crying! Yay!

I absolutely love summer reading. I get to lounge around the house, or coffee shops  just doing what I want…reading!

So, for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and Bookish) I  am shopping my own book shelves for summery, Beachy Reads. All the books listed below are those that I own, haven’t read yet and seem like they’d make for nice relaxing summer reading. So here they are!

Lock&KeyLock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Just Listen by Sarah DessenJust Listen by Sarah Dessen

TheTurthAboutForeverThe Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Real Mermaids Dont Wear Toerings by Helene BoudreauReal Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E SmithThis is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

My Life Next Door by Huntley FitzpatrickMy Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter by Kristen TracyThe Reinvention of Bessica Lefter by Kristen Tracey

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCaffertySloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon GreenlandThe Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

(on my Kindle)Of Posiedon by Anna BanksOf Poseidon by Anna Banks

Don’t these all look like cool, relaxing summer reads? Have you read any of them? Which of these should I add to my July Reading Queue?


Top Ten Tuesday: April New Releases

Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish to encourage interaction between book bloggers and to showcase books (what else?!). I must say I
don’t always stick with the official theme
and today is a good example of that! Oh well!

So, every month brings brand new books to munch on and April is no different. Because April has tons of fabulous looking new releases that deserve a little spotlight time, today’s Top Ten Tuesday is meant to highlight some of these titles. Let’s get started!

The List by Sibohan VivianThe List by Sibohan Vivian (April 1)

It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn’t matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up. This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, “pretty” and “ugly.”

The False Prince by Jennifer A NielsenThe False Prince by Jennifer A. Neilsen (April 1)

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

Take a Bow by Elizabeth EulbergTake a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg (April 1)

Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it’s been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn’t sure how to admit that he’d rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four.

Shell Game by Ridley PearsonShell Game (Kingdom Keepers #5) by Ridley Pearson (April 3)

As the five Kingdom Keepers enter high school, everything is about to change. The Maintenance Base that controls all four parks in Disney World is under attack by the Overtakers, a group determined to change Disney forever. Relationships between the Keepers are no longer as simple as they once were. The Keepers even lose one of their most valuable supporters. But there’s work to do . . . The Disney Dreamleaves Port Canaveral on an historic cruise to Los Angeles with a special treat in store for guests: the Disney Host Interactive guides are on board. But all is not right below decks. Strange things are happening. Only the Kingdom Keepers know the truth behind their invitation to be in attendance: nearly every Disney villain is aboard the ship, including Maleficent.Fear by Michael GrantFear (Gone series #5) by Michael Grant (April 3)

Despite the hunger, despite the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new existence they’ve built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversGrave Mercy (His Fair Assassin Trilogy #1) by Robin LeFevers (April 3)

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw WolfBreaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf (April 24)

Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship. When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free?

The Selection by Kiera CassThe Selection by Kiera Cass (April 24)

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself.

Thumped by Megan McCaffertyThumped (Bumped #2) by Megan McAfferty (April 24)

It’s been thirty-five weeks since twin sisters Harmony and Melody went their separate ways. Since then, their story has become irresistible to legions of girls: twins separated at birth and living different lives, each due to deliver sets of twins . . . on the same day! In a future where only teens can “bump,” or give birth, babies mean money, status, and freedom. Cursed by their own popularity, the girls are obsessively tracked by their millions of fans, who have been eagerly counting down the days to their “Double Double Due Date.” Without a doubt, they are two of the most powerful teen girls on the planet, and there’s only one thing they could do that would make them more famous than they already are: tell the truth.

Supergirl Mixtapes by Megan BrothersSupergirl Mixtapes by Megan Brothers (April 24)

After years of boredom in her rural South Carolina town, Maria is thrilled when her father finally allows her to visit her estranged artist mother in New York City. She’s ready for adventure, and she soon finds herself immersed in a world of rock music and busy streets, where new people and ideas lie around every concrete corner. This is the freedom she’s always longed for. But just like her beloved New York City, Maria’s life has a darker side. Behind her mother’s carefree existence are shadowy secrets, and Maria must decide just where—and with whom—her loyalty lies.

Are you excited for any of these newbies? Are there any I left off my list that you can’t wait for?