Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday. As always, I will link the Top Ten Tuesday feature on The Broke and the Bookish website here. This week’s topic is the top ten summer reads.
10. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
A bucket list. A friendship. Love. All mixed into a summer time setting, what more can a person ask for? This book is a fast paced, sweet story about finding one’s own place in the world, and about finding friendships, romance, along the way. I have a few Matson books to read this summer. Hooray!
9. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens’ Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Another lovely summer read about love and identity. It is about family, friendship, and cuteness. It’s just very fluffy and sweet. Perfect for the summer. I read it last year and adored Simon and Blue. Can’t wait to read the next book by this author. I will hopefully pick it up this summer!
8. The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkowski
Finally wrapped up this series, and it was dramatic and emotional. The relationship central to the story is one I was rooting for all along. It is really hard not to like these two together. Kestrel is a scheming, clever, and brilliant girl. She’ll give you the girl power vibes. And not in the way you expect.
7. Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw
Fanfiction makes its first appearance on the list, who is surprised? I loved this book. It’s another one I read last year. Definitely a thought-provoking read about internet culture in relation to “real life.” If anything, read it for the feminism presented in the story.
6. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Uh, I have not read this book yet. But, I have it lined up for this summer. Huntley Fitzpatrick is frequently recommended in book-land and so I have gathered copies of her books. I hear this one is about neighbors from very different family environments reacting to each other. The covers of her books are so cute. It just sounds like a sweet, summer read.
5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Surprise, another fanfiction related work here on the list! This book is a favorite of mine, as it deals with anxiety and adapting to a new environment. Cath is a wonderful writer. She and Levi are hilarious, and they will make your heart melt this summer.
4. This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Another one I have not read yet. I haven’t read anything by Emma Mills, but I used to love her videos on YouTube. She just sounds real and honest, funny and sincere. Very excited to read this one. It has to do with art!
3. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
I have read other work by Nina LaCour, and this one is the most famous out of her work. So, naturally, I am very stoked to read it this summer. It’s another one about art and Hollywood sets, and it features an LGBT+ pairing.
2. Anna and the French Kiss trilogy by Stephanie Perkins
These books are some of my favorite contemporaries. They are just cute love stories featuring very sweet main characters. I may revisit them again this summer because I miss the stories and the settings of these books.
1. Anything Neil Gaiman (Stardust? I’m tempted to start with Stardust)
As I have said before, I have been trying to read more Gaiman. I haven’t read any of his work, and I’m thinking of starting small. The movie Stardust makes me feel happy and cozy. So, I’m thinking of starting my Gaiman book-reading series by reading Stardust. Cannot wait to read it.