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I'm a new book blogger in the internet world who reviews books of both YA and New Adult (and occasionally Adult) fiction genres. These consist of mainly: fantasy + sci-fi, steampunk, paranormal romance, and historical fiction. I have been entranced with reading fictional novels and fantasized living in fictional worlds ever since I was a young child. Scope out my page where I blog about anything and everything related to bookish culture!

Summer 2018 | Swashbuckling Adventures + Summer Beach Reads

Summer 2018 | Swashbuckling Adventures + Summer Beach Reads

50 Swashbuckling Adventures & Summer Beach Reads | WhimsiesofaNerdGirl.com

Pirates, mermaids, and romance! Oh, my!

Grab a chair or lay down a towel! It's finally that hot sizzling time of year and I have the PERFECT reading list for you to enjoy this season!

If you need some new books to put in your TBR pile or maybe some new beach reads, browse to your heart's content! Below you'll find a mix of pirate escapades, treasure hunts, mermaid, and siren adventures along with some fairy tale retellings and contemporary reads.

*Want to read the synopsis? Just click the book you're interested in and it will take you to Goodreads. 😊*

EXTRA WHIMSIES TO BE FOUND: Scroll to the end to find the special playlist I made for you! ;)

Deadmen Walking (Deadman's Cross, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Deadmen Walking (Deadman's Cross, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan

The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen

The Forbidden Sea (Forbidden Sea #1) by Sheila A. Nielson

The Forbidden Sea (Forbidden Sea #1) by Sheila A. Nielson

The Syrena Legacy series by Anna Banks

The Syrena Legacy series by Anna Banks

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig

The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep by Ari Berk

The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep by Ari Berk

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

Seafire (Seafire, #1) by Natalie C. Parker (comes out next month!)

Seafire (Seafire, #1) by Natalie C. Parker (comes out next month!)

The Mermaid’s Pendant by LeAnn Neal Reilly

The Mermaid’s Pendant by LeAnn Neal Reilly

Seven Tears Into The Sea by Terri Farley

Seven Tears Into The Sea by Terri Farley

The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) by Jennifer Donnelly

Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) by Jennifer Donnelly

The Mermaid by Christina Henry

The Mermaid by Christina Henry

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide #1) by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide #1) by Mackenzi Lee

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (Guide #2) // TBR ALERT---RELEASE DATE: October 2, 2018

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (Guide #2) // TBR ALERT---RELEASE DATE: October 2, 2018

The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare #2) by Lauren DeStefano // TBR ALERT --- RELEASE DATE: December 18, 2018

The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare #2) by Lauren DeStefano // TBR ALERT --- RELEASE DATE: December 18, 2018

The Siren by Kiera Cass

The Siren by Kiera Cass

Traveler (Traveler #1) by L.E. Delano

Traveler (Traveler #1) by L.E. Delano

Given to the Sea (Given Duet #1) by Mindy McGinnis

Given to the Sea (Given Duet #1) by Mindy McGinnis

Steel by Carrie Vaughn

Steel by Carrie Vaughn

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

The Romance Reader's Guide to Life by Sharon Pywell

The Romance Reader's Guide to Life by Sharon Pywell

Breakwater (Broken Tides #1) by Catherine Jones Payne

Breakwater (Broken Tides #1) by Catherine Jones Payne

The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3) by Richelle Mead

The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3) by Richelle Mead

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness // TBR ALERT---RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2018

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness // TBR ALERT---RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2018

To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker

To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker

These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) by Sara Raasch

These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) by Sara Raasch

Isle of Blood and Stone (Isle of Blood and Stone #1) by Makiia Lucier

Isle of Blood and Stone (Isle of Blood and Stone #1) by Makiia Lucier

Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Lake Silence (The Others #6) by Anne Bishop

Lake Silence (The Others #6) by Anne Bishop

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller

Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller

The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara

The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Grit by Gillian French

Grit by Gillian French

100 Hours by Rachel Vincent

100 Hours by Rachel Vincent

99 Lies by Rachel Vincent

99 Lies by Rachel Vincent

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

The Rules of Summer (Rules of Summer #1) by Joanna Philbin

The Rules of Summer (Rules of Summer #1) by Joanna Philbin

The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford

The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood #1) by Ann Brashares

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood #1) by Ann Brashares

Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard

Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard

Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny

Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny


Book List in No Particular Order

  1. Deadmen Walking (Deadman's Cross, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  2. The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan
  3. Seven Tears Into The Sea by Terri Farley
  4. The Mermaid’s Pendant by LeAnn Neal Reilly
  5. The Forbidden Sea (Forbidden Sea #1) by Sheila A. Nielson
  6. The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep by Ari Berk
  7. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood #1) by Ann Brashares
  8. The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1) by Jenny Han
  9. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  10. The Rules of Summer (Rules of Summer #1) by Joanna Philbin
  11. The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford
  12. Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
  13. Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
  14. The Syrena Legacy series by Anna Banks
  15. Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) by Jennifer Donnelly
  16. Given to the Sea (Given Duet #1) by Mindy McGinnis
  17. Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
  18. Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny
  19. The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  20. The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks
  21. The Siren by Kiera Cass
  22. Grit by Gillian French
  23. The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare #2) by Lauren DeStefano // ON SALE DATE: December 18, 2018
  24. And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness On sale: September 4, 2018
  25. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide #1) by Mackenzi Lee
  26. The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee // ON-SALE DATE: October 2, 2018
  27. Traveler (Traveler #1) by L.E. Delano
  28. The Romance Reader's Guide to Life by Sharon Pywell
  29. The Mermaid by Christina Henry
  30. Seafire (Seafire, #1) by Natalie C. Parker (comes out next month!)
  31. The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig
  32. Steel by Carrie Vaughn
  33. To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker
  34. These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) by Sara Raasch
  35. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
  36. The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3) by Richelle Mead
  37. 100 Hours by Rachel Vincent
  38. 99 Lies by Rachel Vincent
  39. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
  40. Breakwater (Broken Tides #1) by Catherine Jones Payne
  41. Isle of Blood and Stone (Isle of Blood and Stone #1) by Makiia Lucier
  42. Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
  43. Lake Silence (The Others #6) by Anne Bishop
  44. Pacifica by Kristen Simmons
  45. The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara
  46. Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard
  47. Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer
  48. To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  49. Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller
  50. Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller
*All book cover images were found via the website www.goodreads.com. All copyrights belong to their respective authors, publishers, artists, and any other partners.*
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I seriously listened to this on repeat while putting this list together for you! :)

Are you going to read any of these over the summer? Do you like my playlist?

Let me know what you think!