JUNE 2018 | Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Summer Reads

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a Top 5 Wednesday. My last T5W post was shared last October. I mean, woah. I’ve been out of commission longer than I thought. But that’s all right. Let’s jump back in it then, yeah?
According to Goodreads: “With summer finally kicking off, now is the time to recommend your favorite summer reads, whatever that means to you!”

I did this one last year, but now’s as good a time as any to revisit some of my favorite summer reads! And some of you might be on the same page as me when I say summer = contemporary and romance reads. Can’t forget fantasy, though!


Anna and the French Kiss | Stephanie Perkins

This book isn’t perfect, but it IS perfect for summer. The romance, the Parisian setting/focus on travel, and the drama among friends is basically all that makes up an eventful YA summer. I read this last summer and I plan on rereading it this summer!


The Unexpected Everything | Morgan Matson

Morgan Matson is my go-to author for both YA contemporary romances and for fluffy summer reading. So it’s kind of hard to choose just one book from her. Last year I mentioned Second Chance Summer and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. This year my choice will be The Unexpected Everything, which turned out to be one of my favorite summer reads last year!

Paper Towns

Paper Towns | John Green

Teenage romance, or the delusions of it, and cross country travel make this book a great candidate for summer reading. I read this one about two summers ago and I really enjoyed the odd characters and adventurous spirit shared between Margo and Quentin.


Carry On | Rainbow Rowell

I may not have liked every single thing about this book, but I certainly did love the relationship between Baz and Simon. And because I’m looking for some great romantic reads during the summer, this one definitely fits the bill. I usually read parts of this book throughout the year, but I think I’ll be rereading the entire book this summer!

The Host

The Host | Stephanie Meyer

I’m still really confused as to why I love this book so much, but I reread it almost every year usually during the summer. This year is no different. I plan to do as I always do and skip the first few chapters and head right into the second half of the book, the good part. I love the tone of this book. It fits into the warm/adventurous aspect of YA that I look for during the summer!

Bonus Reads


That’s all for now! What do you think of my picks??

Thanks for stopping by and until next time ❤

Azia Sig

8 thoughts on “JUNE 2018 | Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Summer Reads

  1. These are all great picks Azia. When it comes to summer reads I don’t think there is an author out there better than Morgan Matson (though as much as I enjoyed The Unexpected Everything my favourite of her releases is Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour!) I also love Geekerella and Simon Vs and Fangirl and pretty much every book you included in this post (my summer TBR list is full of contemporaries if you couldn’t tell from my comment and the books I picked out!)
    Great post. 🙂 ❤️

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    1. Thanks! Matson is a godsend when it comes to summer contemporaries haha. (I agree, Roger and Amy’s Epic Detour remains y favorite of her books.) So far her new book, Save the Date, is pretty cute. Nothing we haven’t seen before but still really cute and cheesy. Now is the time to break out all those amazing contemporaries and to break into new ones!
      Thanks again ❤

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