Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Summer Reads

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! Today I'll be taking part of the weekly meme Top 5 Wednesday. This is hosted by Sam from Thought on Tomes over on youtube. I know, two blog post in one day! Who would've ever thought that would be possible? :D

This week's topic is top 5 summer reads. Here are my picks for the week, in no particular order!

5.) One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank
I just recently read this through Netgalley and this will be the perfect read for the upcoming summer season. Not only is the setting in summer (and Paris), but the novel is fun and quick paced, just like I'm sure we wish all of our summers to be. Though this isn't the perfect book, I had such a great time reading it. Read more of my thoughts in my book review here!

4.) Boys Over Flowers by Hana Yori Dango 
Okay, I've only read the first six novels in this manga series, but I am going to be reading more of it hopefully this summer. The plot of the series is so much fun and the unique cast makes it a perfect read for the summer. 

3.) Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill 
Meant to Be is a classic YA contemporary novel. I forgot if it's set in the summer (I read it Dec. 2014!), but even if it isn't the book is perfect for the summer. This is similar to One Paris Summer in that our main character travels internationally and falls in love with someone that gave off a bad first impression. I want to read more by Morrill because her books are like candy: short and sweet. 

2.) Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
New Adult screams summer to me. I was trying to put a new adult novel here that isn't by CoHo, but her books are perfect for summer and can't be compared. To be honest, I'd recommend any of her books that I've read by her for summer besides Ugly Love. Maybe Someday is Hoover's lightest book so far and for that reason, it's the best to read during the season. Check out my review here

1.) Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Last but not least is a book that I'm sure will end up on so many lists this week. Since You've Been Gone is the epitome of a summer read. Not only is it set in the summer, but it has a fun unique plot. While it is long for a contemporary, it flew by so quickly. 

And that is my T5W for this week! What books come to mind when you think of summer?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. I loved the Taiwanese and Korean live action versions of Hana Yori Dango!

    1. I haven't watched them because I don't want to spoil myself but I keep hearing excellent things! Thanks for visiting Cate. :D

  2. I loved Since You've Been Gone, and Meant To Be, and I definitely agree with you on both of them being amazing summer reads. I think almost all of Morgan Matson's books are amazing that way, and I included Second Chance Summer on my list this week. Also, reading your blurb about One Paris Summer has me really excited to read that book in the future! Great picks!

    1. Thanks so much! If you liked Since You've Been Gone and Meant to Be, you'll for sure like One Paris Summer! Second Chance Summer is the only book of Matson's that I haven't read just because I'm a cry baby. :D

  3. I definitely want to try Since You've Been Gone. :)

    1. You really should! I can go as far to say that it is my favorite YA contemporary novel out there. :D