Top Ten Tuesday – Summer Reads
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely group over at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday prompt was Summer Reads. This is kind of a funny topic to be writing about as down here in the Southern Hemisphere we are heading into Winter. However, I really love saving certain reads till the summer months, so I will gladly share some of those with you despite how cold my feet are right now.
1. Paper Towns – John Green
I love reading a John Green book on a nice Summers day. They are both light and deep all at once, and always full of realistic adventure. Paper Towns is my favourite by John and I will definitely be picking it up again once the sun comes back.
2. The Selection – Kiera Cass
A guilty pleasure of mine is The Selection Series. Probably because it resembles The Bachelor in many ways, and I am a shameless Bachelor Addict! This series is great for Summer as they are light and fast reads, but packed full of romance and swoon worthy moments.
3. The Lucky One – Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks is seriously the King of Romance, and I really love reading books with a little romance during the Summer months. There is not a single one of his novels that I have not fallen in love with. However The Lucky One is my favourite (and not because Zac Efron plays Logan in the movie adaptation… although that definitely doesn’t hurt).
4. Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
This was the first Sarah Dessen book I ever read, so it is definitely one I always recommend. Sarah’s books are my go to books to take on holiday. They are quick and easy reads, and are perfect to read on the beach or by the pool.
5. The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
My ideal Summer would be riding around in the old Camaro with Blue and the boys, top down and music loud, chasing some fallen King or ancient Relic. Spending afternoons in Cabeswater listening to trees and looking for Lily’s. The way Maggie descibes the nature and seasons in this series is absolutely beautiful, and makes it a perfect Summer read for me.
6. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
I feel like this series is definitely an all year round kind of read, but since the plot weaves in and out of all the Seasonal Courts, including the Summer Court, I had to include it in my list. I am only a recent fan of this series, but I have jumped on the bandwagon at full speed!
7. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
I always like to read some of the Classics during the Spring and Summer months. Sitting in a beautiful blooming garden with an ice tea and a Jane Austen novel would be an ideal Summers day for me.
8. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
I don’t know about you but Summer days always make me want to take a road trip. Just get in the car and drive somewhere new and exciting. On The Road takes me on a spontaneous adventure from the comfort of my home. Perfect for those times where I am unable to simply drop everything and leave.
9. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
Contemporary YA novels are always a great choice for summer in my opinion. Fangirl is definitely one of my favourites. I see so much of myself and my past in the characters, which makes it a very enjoyable and funny read.
10. Talking As Fast As I Can – Lauren Graham
Another go to Summer read for me is a Memoir. This is definitely my current favourite. As a huge Gilmore Girls fan (with the tattoo to prove it), this was definitely a super enjoyable read. I find that I definitely prefer to read memoirs in the summer months. They are usually an easy read that you can put down and pick back up at a leisurely pace.
What would you have on your summer reads list?
Leave a comment and let me know 🙂