Thursday, June 30, 2011

Poolside Picks

Hi all!

Becca Fitzpatrick here. I had every intention of vlogging my poolside picks today, but I'm training for a sprint triathlon and between evening swims, early-morning runs, and afternoon bike rides, it's very hard to find a time of day that I'm not sweaty and winded, wearing workout clothes, or sporting a ratty ponytail. This pretty much sums up what I look like: YIKES!

I write books for young adults, so as you might expect, I love the genre and most of what I read falls into this category. The following book recommendations are no exception. If you've never read a young adult book, consider this a challenge to broaden your horizons and try something new. If you're already a fan of teen fiction, pick up any of the books below, head to the pool (or if you're lucky--the beach!) and...ENJOY!

THE DAY BEFORE by Lisa Schroeder
A beautiful romance told in verse about living each day like it's your last. Amber and Cade have one day together, and they intend to make it the best one of their lives.

Belly has spent every summer since she can remember at the beach house, but this summer is different. She's falling hard for two boys, but how will she choose between them?

With her boyfriend off at Brain Camp for the summer, Macy learns to let go, comes to terms with her grief over her father's death, and all with the help of quirky, laid-back, and charming Wes.

MATCHED by Ally Condie
How will Cassia learn to trust her heart in a society that dictates everything from who she will who she will marry?

SUPERNATURALLY by Kiersten White
The highly anticipated sequel to PARANORMALCY comes out July 2011. Oh, bleep! (Had to say that.) What dangers will Evie face this time?

ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
Anna is less than thrilled to be heading off to boarding school in Paris, but has a change of heart the moment she meets the gorgeous and unattainable √Čtienne St. Clair.


  1. I love Anna and the french Kiss and THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY,
    I have to read the rest!

  2. I love Matched and The Day Before *o* i´m reading Supernaturally (:

    Kisses ;D

  3. I meant to pick up ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS for my vacation, but forgot. But now I have a great excuse for a bookstore trip.

  4. Great picks! Most of these are already on my TBR list but I'm adding the ones that weren't.

  5. So glad you guys enjoyed the recommendations (so far at least!) I'm about to start THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass - it doesn't come out for a while, but sounds incredible.

  6. Loved Anna and the French kiss and the Summer I turned pretty - thanks for the rec's. They were brilliant summer reads - can't wait to read the sequels