Top 5 Wednesday: Quintessential Summer Reads


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Hello, Strangers! It’s that time of the week again. This week’s top 5 topic is books that remind you of summer or quintessential summer reads. I often get my books all mangled up, at least in terms of when I read them. I hardly keep track. But I think I can come up with a few and they may or may not surprise you. In no particular order, here they are:

  1. Anything by Cassandra Clare: The first time I read The Mortal Instruments, it was summertime. I remember sitting on the beach and reading City of Bones. And ever since, I seem to always wind up reading something by her in summer (usually it’s my annual The Infernal Devices reread). There’s just something about summer that makes me want to read Clare.
  2. Mermaid Books: I’ll be honest… I’ve never read a mermaid book. But there are a couple I’m looking forward to. They are The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember and Walking on Knives by Maya Chhabra. Both sound really interesting and feature an F/F relationship. I figure, if they’re not summer reads yet, they will be in the future.
  3. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: These books have such a care-free, whimsical quality to them. Not to mention, the entirety of The Dream Thieves actually does take place in the summer. It’s not too lost in fantasy so that it can’t feel like you’re just on a vacation, rather than a complete escape from the world.
  4. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown: What’s a better summer read than a soft, fluffy romance? This book is so cute and fun. And yes, it is another F/F romance.
  5. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead: Summer is a great time for rereads and this series is a great one to read again and again. Despite being six books long, the series as a whole is a pretty quick read. Even when there’s danger, it never gets too dark. Plus, the main couple is amazing. An OTP for sure.

And there you have it. The summeriest of summer reads. I can’t say for sure than any of these will be on my summer TBR, but I certainly feel most attracted to them in the summer. What about you? What books do you think are perfect summer reads? Let me know in the comments!


Until next time, Strangers!

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