10 Books to Read By the Pool

As the most clumsy-est person in the world I am completely against reading books near large bodies of water. The pool, the bath, the sea, your toilet, while you do the washing up (would that even work???) do not take your book near. It will get soggy and the library will get mad and will politely glare at you over their decade old computers as they reluctantly accept the soggy pages draped in seaweed. Yup, don’t do this.

Buuut this weeks Top Ten Tuesday from That Artsy Reader Girl is all about endorsing reading by the pool. Or ya know, your summer tbr. So I have gotten up in the early hours of the morning before I disappear to Belgium for a week and eat all the chocolate to write I’m reading this summer, and the books you might enjoy this summer.

1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

My newest purchase! I’m looking forward to starting this one as I’ve heard great things.

2. Gilded Cage by Vic James

My current read and one I’m really enjoying! Might be put on the back burner a little for Brussels but hopefully I’ll finish it soon!

3. A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

Because I need more Kell in my summer.

4. The Dark Prophecy (Trials of Apollo 2) by Rick Riordan

My most recent read! I’m counting it as a summer read since it was marginally warm and only slightly rainy here in England when I read it. This was light and funny, which is good since I read it during my finals and needed a breather from all the stress of finishing my dissertation.

5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

How have I not read this yet??!! I’ve been hearing about it everywhere but never seem to pick it up despite owning the book! Well hopefully this summer will change that!

6. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Much like Throne of Glass this has been on tbr for ever. And I am once again disappointed in myself for not reading, so hopefully this is the summer to change that!

Some Books to Brighten the English Summer!

Hahha not likely, but here are a few summer recommendations from me!

7. Holes by Louis Sachar

Light, funny, goofy and very easy to read this novel will have you laughing and is set in a dessert- just the mood you want when your vacationing in the tropics!

8. Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Because when is a Harry Potter re-read not a good idea? Come rain or shine, this will brighten up any day.

9. The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

I don’t know why, but this strikes me as a summer read. Maybe it’s the insistent talk of milkshakes that made me crave one so badly, but I would recommend reading this book with snacks- there’s a lot of tasty food described.

10. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Because Gansey will definitely keep your summer entertaining.


Where is your favourite summer reading spot? By a tree? Next to the pool? On a park bench? By the pool??? Would love to know what you think of my list!

30 thoughts on “10 Books to Read By the Pool

  1. I LOVE your list! I absolutely loved Children of Blood and Bone, Throne of Glass and Caraval – I hope you do too!
    You’re right, it’s always a good time for a Harry Potter re-read. I haven’t read any V.E. Schwab books yet πŸ˜– but I do have Vicious and ADSOM waiting for me. I have the Raven Boys on loan from the library, hopefully, I’ll get around to that this summer too!
    My favourite (summer place) to read would be underneath a willow, by a pond/lake.
    Here’s my TopTen: https://myendlessshelf.weebly.com/home/toptentuesday-books-to-read-by-the-poolat-the-beach

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  2. I also had Children of Blood and Bone on my list this week as I need to read it before YALC. I’m so excited that you’re reading A Gathering of Shadows this summer, I need to fangirl about Kell and Lila and Rhy with you more!

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  3. Interesting list, I have Children of Blood and Bone and The Exact Opposite of Okay on my Summer TBR. Plus, I have read only A Darker Shade of Magic so I want to read the other 2 books 😍


      1. Light novelsΒ are japanese novella that have shorter paragraphs, contain less complicated characters and are generally shorter than the regular novels. But light novels are gradually growing everywhere now. Hope you like this oneπŸ˜‰

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