This is such a perfect Top Five Wednesday in part because I go on summer vacation in a week and a half and man oh man am I excited.
You guys saw my summer TBR (it’s grown already, by the way), but this top five will follow the lines of what books feel like summer to me. I’m not one of those readers that read books based on the season. I know some readers that are like that, but I tend to just follow where my mind most wants to go (which unfortunately is everywhere) so let me know if you agree or disagree with my picks.
5. The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer
I remember liking this book because the banter was just so nice. I also remember thinking how much I enjoyed just relaxing and not sweating over whether one of my favorite characters were going to die.
4. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
There’s a pattern with this post and that pattern is contemporaries. Dumplin’ was a brilliant read that I really enjoyed and actually read during the summer a year or two ago. It’s funny and heart warming and the perfect book to just chill and read for a few hours when it’s raining.
3. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This is actually one of my favorite contemporaries. Since You’ve Been Gone is a quintessential summer read in that the book is written over the course of summer. Since You’ve Been Gone is the perfect book to read while sitting by the pool on a sunny day.
2. Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
This is a great graphic novel. The artwork is fantastic and the story is a bit longer than O’Malley’s more popular Scott Pilgrim series but it’s entrancing and short enough that it makes it a perfect summer read.
1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (and all other Lara Jean novels) by Jenny Han
I’m at a point where I genuinely believe everything in my life has built up to the point in which I read this novel. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before has everything: baking, awful little sisters (that are actually great little sisters) and boys. Lara Jean is at the top of my list for summer reads because you can never go wrong with a Jenny Han novel, and honestly, it’s Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky.