Top Ten Tuesday: Making Waves Tag

Hi and welcome to the reading world!

Today is another Top Ten Tuesday post, which is as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a freebie, and for the past several freebie weeks I’ve participated in I decided to make my own tag! You can check out my Books with the Holidays Tag and my Bookish Romantics Tag to see those.

This week, I’m sharing the Making Waves Tag to talk about favorite summer time activities and books I’m pairing with those!

Feel free to share your answers to the prompts in the comments, and if you do this tag feel free to share the link in the comments as well!

1: A trip to the beach: a book I’m planning on having as my beach read this summer


For this one, I’m going to be bringing Shipped by Angie Hockman along for my summer reading! This is a romance that features enemies-to-lovers banter and competition set on a tropical cruise.

2: Swimming: a story that takes place in or around the ocean


The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull is a story that takes place in the Virgin Islands and shows the before and after of alien contact. It’s a sci fi thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat, especially in the final third of the story! This is one of my Underrated Book Recommendations and an awesome recommendation from Book of Cinz.

3: Sunshine: a light hearted read

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Well Met by Jen DeLuca is a romance that takes place during the summertime, and is a lighthearted romance that features small town life and a Renaissance Faire. I featured this one on a Recommendations: If You Like This Book, Try That post

4: Farmer’s markets: a fresh pick/an upcoming release you’re excited for


Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez

I’ve heard incredible things about this book from those who have read it, so I’m excited to pick it up myself.

5: Summer rainstorm: a book where you didn’t see a plot twist coming


The Maidens by Alex Michaelides is an upcoming dark academia thriller with Greek mythological retelling undertones that I think will definitely surprise readers. Stay tuned for a full review on the blog closer to the release date!

6: Picnic: a book that has a classic feel to it, whatever that means for you


Passing by Nella Larsen is a book that I had on my Spring TBR, and one I’m so glad I picked up and featured in my April Wrap Up. This story is laden with symbolism and depth throughout its relatively brief length. This is one I’m already planning on rereading.

7: Summer vacation: a YA or Middle grade book

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Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow was a recent favorite read. While it is technically YA, it follows Padmé as a young senator and her life stepping into a role in galactic politics. I loved this one and would highly recommend it for Star Wars fans!

8: Road trip: a book involving travel

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The Space Between Worlds is inter-dimensional travel! This is a unique and engaging standalone sci-fi that has multidimensional parallel universes and a plot that involves lots of thriller level twists and turns. I’ve shared a full review of this novel as well.

9: Melting popsicles: a favorite short book or novella

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I think it’s been a little while since I’ve talked about All Systems Red on the blog, but just a recurring reminder of one of my favorite sci fi series that features several novellas and a full length novel (so far)! I’ve got a full review of this novella, as well as mini reviews of the 3 sequel novellas.

10: Cook out: favorite book involving food


One of my all time favorite books (and one of my 5 Star Reads and favorite February reads) that involves food as a central concept is With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. This book is incredible, and I highly recommend the audiobook as well. You can see my full review here!

So there is the Making Waves Tag! Several of these books are also on my Summer Reading List 2021, so feel free to check out that for more for some backlist recommendations and upcoming anticipated reads! I hope you enjoyed this one!

Thanks for stopping by!


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