Top 5 Wednesdays: Summer Reads

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First of all let me explain a bit about this tag in case you don’t know about it. It’s a tag created by Samantha from Toughts on Tomes and Lainey from Ginger Reads Lainey and is a weekly book meme were a topic or theme is chosen and each week you have to choose five books/series/tvshows that fit the description. If you want to check it out here’s the Goodreads group.

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#T5W: Summer Reads

“The weather is heating up (for half of the world), so what books remind you of summer and are your quintessential summer reads?”

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Interesting week… Everyday I am a less-and-less lover of contemporaries (especially those YA) but I do accept that during the next summer months, with the sun shinning and some trips on the way, reading those kinds of books will come natural, right? I never leave my favourite genres unattended but it’s true that last year I read more than one cute contemporary and I hope I’ll do that too this year, because apparently that’s the only time I find myself in the mood! Another good choice, in case you want to go away but cannot, are adventure books and books that take you on a trip to somewhere you haven’t gone but really want to.

So without further ado, here are my picks for this week (in no particular other):

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hey giacalone1. Hey Sunshine by Tia Giacalone: This contemporary was the big surprise of last year. It was kind of a soap opera (I hate those) but with truly real and charismatic characters that will steal your heart, no doubt about it! I still have to read the second part and am anxiously waiting for the last installment coming this 2017 (fingers crossed). Here’s the goodreads page.

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unexpected matson2. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: This is a great example of a summer read. This cover screams summer right?? And the content too it’s really enjoyable and fresh. I might have included this book, but to be honest any Morgan Matson book would work perfectly as a summer read! In fact, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour works even better because it has a road trip!! 🙂 Here’s the goodreads page.

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dessen books3. Sarah Dessen’s works: Ok, it’s been around 10 years since I read any of her books. In fact I’ve only read two of them (That Summer and Someone Like You) because I was kind of obssesed with a little movie called How To Deal based on them. From what I remember they were really light and easy reads, although of course everything wasn’t perfect. Here’s her goodreads page.

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the oc combo4. The OC: Not a book but it works perfectly fine!! 😉 It’s not only that it takes part in California (where apparently it’s always summer, well not entirely true but still) and that we get a lot of beach shots. The So Cal richy-rich vibe with these familiesall of the messes they get into (I am looking at you damn Marissa!!) and mainly the characters themselves. It is a must! Here’s the IMDb page.

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the sisterhood combo5. The Sisterhood by Ann Brashares: Finishing up with a combo full of teen romances, heartbreaks and adventures! I’ve never read (and doubt I will) the books but when I’ve watched the movies and enjoyed them (specially the foreign pieces I won’t lie!). Here’s the series goodreads page and here are the IMDb page for the first and for the second.

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[All of the photos in this post have been individually taken from google images]
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13 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesdays: Summer Reads

  1. Joce says:

    Sarah Dessen is the quintessential summer author!! All of her books are so fun and light and incredible…..
    I have to say that I read the first half of the first Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and HATED it. I don’t know why, because at that point in my life I had never DNFed or come close to disliking a single book. It just didn’t do it for me then, but I’d like to come back and try it again, since it’s a contemporary YA classic.

    My T5W: https://writethroughthenight.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/top-5-wednesday-my-not-so-perfect-summer-reads/

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  2. itsareaderslife says:

    Sarah Dessen is my all time favourite author and I particularly love The Truth About Forever and Just Listen. I cannot wait for her new novel coming out next month!

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  3. Bebe says:

    I just recently bought The Unexpected Everything and I’ve been waiting for the perfect summer day to pick it up. Also – Sarah Dessen is definitely a summer reads author – her books tend to be light, fluffy, and set on a beach!

    Brianna at Listful Booking

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  4. Summer @ Xingsings says:

    I have to admit that I don’t love The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books as much as I do the two films. Though, it could be because I saw them before I picked up the original series. And I’m so pleased to see Sarah Dessen on this list. I highly recommend rereading the two you read or trying out other books by her. The Truth About Forever and Just Listen are my top favorites. 🙂

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