Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.
This week is summer reads—books that remind you of or you like to read in summer. This week is actually the first nice one for me in a while, so you can bet I am soaking up the summer sun. Let me know what your summer reads are in the comments!
1. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
This is a little bit of an unknown book, but I read it last summer on the beach and absolutely adored it. It is the story of two college students falling in love, except the twist that makes this book really unique is that it is told through like sixteen points-of-view, none of which being the two main characters. It’s quirky, short, and sweet.
2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I feel like this book ends up on a lot of my lists, but it is just so cute, and perfect, and good. Anna and the French Kiss is the perfect book to sit out in the sunshine with and just devour. It is so light an enjoyable. This book literally never fails to put a smile on my face.
3. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Literally any Sarah Dessen book could be on this list. She is the Queen of Contemporary, and contemporaries just feel like summer to me. This is her most recent book—pending Once and For All coming out soon—and I really just loved it. I read it last summer, probably why it has summer vibes for me, and just the main character, her relationships, the pizza, everything in this book just speaks to me. It’s really a book for all the girls out there who have felt invisible and overlooked, who wanted to be invisible but then not. It just speaks to me.
4. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This book. I am so grateful that I discovered Morgan Matson. Since You’ve Been Gone is the perfect summer book—filled with friends, love, pizza, ice cream, long runs, country playlists, and a super fun scavenger hunt.
5. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I usually hate putting two books by the same author on this list, but I just couldn’t help myself—I’d probably put every Matson book if I could. First, this book has dogs. Andy spends her summer walking dogs. Who wouldn’t love that and love reading about that? I mean, dogs. But really, the friend group in this is something special—I love awesome girl friend groups, they remind me of my own—and the romance is super-cute and a little nerdy.