Once again, I’m joining in with the Top 5 Tuesday meme this week! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Bookworm, who posts the month’s topics at the start of each month. Today’s topic is Top 5 Summer Reads. This topic could go a few different ways… book set in the summer? books to read in the summer? books I’ve read in the summer? books about beaches? I guess I’ll do a little of everything — here’s my list of five books that are great to read in the summer or that have a summer theme!
1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han:
The story of a teen girl and the two boys she spends every summer with at their families’ shared beach house is just so perfect for reading on a beach or by a pool. It’s surprisingly deeper than you might expect, getting into family loyalties and loss and grief. (It’s the first in a trilogy, and all three are good!)
2. Beach Read by Emily Henry
I just finished this terrific love story, set in a beach cottage over the course of an eventful summer. A perfect summer read!
3. Robots vs. Fairies edited by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe
This awesome collection of robot and fairy stories includes several by favorite authors of mine (Including Seanan McGuire and John Scalzi), and maybe it’s because I took this on vacation with me a couple of years ago and read it on the beach, but I feel like it’s just so fun and entertaining and low commitment that it’s perfect for summer.
4. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
This book is sweetness and light, and so full of happiness that I can see it as a perfect summer reading option.
5. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
There’s no obvious connection to summer, but the four books of the Finishing School series are light, funny, and exciting, and feel to me like a perfect choice for reading poolside with a frosty drink in hand.
What do you consider summer reads? Let me know, and please share your Top 5 link if you have one!
11 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Summer Reads”
I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Beach Read, I’m looking forward to dipping into it soon!
I hope you like it too!
Thanks! I love a good happy topic. 🙂
I have the first 2 books in that Jenny Han series, I won’t start the first until I get the 3rd book…learned my lesson after her To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy!
With the summer books, I took them out from the library one right after another, and luckily, they were all available with no waiting!
That’s awesome & very lucky!!
I have never had a seasonal reading list as I just plow through the year working off a mountainous TBR shelf. So, nothing to offer here but I’m intrigued by your list, Lisa. I’ve got to squeeze Beach Read in soon and Carriger creates the most creative covers!
Gail Carriger is such comfort reading for me! Her books are so whimsical and fun, and the audiobooks always make me happy.
Such an interesting list! Especially the Robots vs Fairies! That title alone intrigues me to get the book haha
It’s such a fun book! Really light commitment, because you can dip in and out of it and read the stories at random times, but also full of great, creative content.