Top 5 Wednesday – Summer Reads

The gang that runs the Top 5 Wednesday group is on a summer hiatus. We have been left with coming up with our own topics for the summer and it has been fun doing so.

This week I have chosen to do Summer Reads! I keep seeing this topic lately on a lot of the blogs I visit and thought it would be a good one to do today. I’m not really a mood reader, but when I think about books that remind me of summer, I usually think about light and fun books. I think all but one of these takes place in the summer as well. Enjoy!

Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

This was the first book that came to mind for this topic, possibly because I had just finished the third one. But also because the characters go to the best sounding summer camp in the world. If this camp had been around when I was in high school, I would have done just about anything to attend. Of course I could do with out all of the demon stalking and killing, but that could be fun too. This is a very light and funny read which is great for the summer.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This was such a fun read! I loved the story and Dimple was such a fun character. The summer college experience added to the fun as well. This was a fun romantic comedy with lots of ups and downs for both characters as they struggled to find themselves and follow their dreams. The audio book was a good one to listen to in the summer as well.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

This was another fun romantic comedy. I loved the Cinderella retelling as well. But I think my favorite part was how their relationship developed over time through texts and IM’s. It really was a good story about believing in yourself and trusting others. This is a story that I have read more than once, and will probably read again just for the fun of it!

Just Kill Me by Adam Selzer

This one is a bit different from the others on this list. It is more of a dark comedy, but a really good one. I learned a lot about Chicago and all of its haunted places. The story is a bit morbid, killing people so that their ghost will show up on the ghost tours, but funny at times. The main character had a fatalistic point of view on life which made for some interesting commentary on life. An interesting read, but probably not for everyone.

Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

This is another one that is a dark comedy, and I can’t remember for sure if it takes place in the summer, but it is still one that I would recommend for a hot summer night. The premise is about being careful what you wish for. Things get pretty ugly pretty quickly when the main character discovers that the wishes she had everyone make at a party start coming true. She needs a lot of help to make everything right and even though the ending is a bit cliche, it all works well in the end.

So those are a few of the books I think about when I thing summer reads. I hope you enjoyed reading my list. Next week will be my monthly review but then I will be back with my top 5 favorite audiobook narrators. What type of book do you like to read in the summer?

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