T5W: Top 5 Summer Reads

For this week’s Top Five Wednesday (T5W), the discussion will be on the top 5 summer reads. Before we begin, let me link to the awesome Goodreads group for T5W.

Let’s begin.

5. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I have not finished this book, mainly because I realized that I was reading it at the wrong time. It just feels very summer-y or spring related at the very least. Nature plays a huge role in the story, and there is magic, romance, and beautiful friendship. It’s definitely a book I want to get to this summer.

4. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman 

This is a retelling/historical fiction story about Alexander (the Great). I am intrigued by it so much that I picked up the first two books and I am very much hoping to read them to catch up on the series. From what I know, the author is a historian? And that makes the books daunting (I admit) and exciting.

 

3. Ballad/Lament by Maggie Steifvater

Look, I have read these books a year ago during the summer and it was a fantastic experience. Fae and music! So good.

 

2. The Siren by Kiera Cass

I have tried reading mermaid books before, and I was interested in the subject matter. This is not quite about mermaids; it’s a little darker (which is great). And, I heard really good things about the book. The sea and death. Plus, Kiera Cass seems brilliant in interviews, and I am curious to see her take on sirens.

 

 1. The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore  

This book is something I have been saving till the summer, because it is about performers. For whatever reason, I associate this book with summer and I am keen to read it this summer/spring. McLemore has really atmospheric writing and her characters are beautifully fleshed out. It’ll be a treat to read this book, for sure.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “T5W: Top 5 Summer Reads”

  1. I mean, I don’t have to tell you I approve of Uprooted being on this list since I just published my thoughts on it on the blog, but YES DINA YES! I do hope you enjoy it once you get back to it. (And I do agree, it seems a bit more appropriate for this warmer weather.)

    I didn’t realize Kiera Cass had a book out outside of her selection series. (I’m so out of the loop these days.) While I’m not huge on mermaids myself, I am automatically intrigued due to you saying the words “darker” and “death” in your thoughts. (Erm… I’m not sure what that says about me as a person but, you know, sometimes those bad things can make a book really exciting.)

    Hopefully you get a chance to read all these books and enjoy them this summer! 🙂
    (Especially Uprooted ;))

    1. I cannot wait to read all the books, but especially Uprooted. 😉
      It’ll be fantastic. Oh yeah, Kiera Cass has a sirens book, which is another one I’m psyched to read.

  2. I’m not really a summer reading kinda person. I’m a mood reader, so I just read whatever I feel like whenever I feel like. Although I do feel like some books are winter books, oddly enough, and sometimes save books for that season lol.

    I have The Weight of Feathers too! Can’t wait to see what we both think 😀

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