Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. Each week, Shanah gives a topic and participants are invited to give their answers. This week, the topic is Top 5 Summer Reads.
Summer where I live tends to be gloomy and cool… but not this week! We went from temperate to hot, hot, hot overnight! As I write this, I’m sweating and thinking about getting out my fan. But the weather has perfectly put me in the mood to talk about summer reads.
First off, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is a fantastic summer read. It’s set partly at a camp, which gives it a summer feel, is a great adventure, and the characters are great. Summer is the best time to reread this fantastic series.
I cannot wait for Two Rogues Make a Right by Cat Sebastian to come out. What better time to read a friends-to-lovers romance than summer? It will be the perfect beach read.
Considering the state of the world right now, I think Pandemica is a timely release. Set in the US during an outbreak of a bioweapon/plague, one child holds the key to humanity’s survival. I’ve been wanting to read this book since I first heard Jonathan Maberry talk about it, and I preordered the second I found out it was available to do so. I cannot wait.
Ahab’s Wife, or the Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund is a beautiful book about Una, Ahab’s wife from Moby-Dick. I first read it many years ago and fell in love with the prose, the characters, and the setting. I’ve always meant to read it again and never have. I think it’s the perfect summer read and I’ll put it on my TBR for sure.
The last book on my list is Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I first read it two years ago during the summer, and it’s forever cemented in my mind as a summer read. Now that I’ve finished my reread of Illuminae, I cannot wait to read and listen to Gemina
What are some go-to summer reads for you?
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