Top 5 Summertime Reads!

It’s time for summertime and beach reads! Sitting by the pool, out camping, at the beach – so many great places to read outdoors! I’m also a seasonal reader so I tend to read more easy going books. Contemporaries, adventurous science fiction, mystery – all the stuff that you can set aside during a busy season and pick right back up again. I do read fantasy, but not as much in the summer. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with – maybe I’ll get some good recommendations! Probably will 🙂

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming Topics in July – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

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STARFLIGHT by Melissa Landers
I chose this one because it’s just so much fun! This is just the type of book that sucks you straight into a non stop adventure. It’s got great characters and is full of action. It’s not mind blowing by any means. It’s not the type of book that will change your life or make you think. BUT – it’s the perfect book to take your mind off things and take you to far away places, smiling all the way!

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A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay
This is hands down my favourite horror novel to date. I’ve read many Stephen King, but none of his books gave me the creeps as much as this one did! If you’re out camping or reading by the fire, this is the PERFECT book! When I think summer, I think scary ghost stories at night. This would definitely fit that description!

the seven husbands of evelyn hugo

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This one is a little more in depth emotionally than the rest, but still a perfect summer read. We follow the life of Hollywood Star Evenlyn Hugo. We learn of her upbringing, her career, her relationships, and everything in between. This was such an unexpected surprise! I loved it so much that I wanted to reread it almost immediately. It’s nice to have a book that will kick you right in the emotions over the summer. You’ll find yourself completely forgetting your surroundings and falling in love with this story!

When Dimple met Rishi

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon
If you’re in the mood for a light contemporary read, this one is adorable! It takes place at a summer camp for computer programming and includes an adorable romance, friendships, family, and so much more. The setting is perfect and, like I said, it’s a super cute read! Everyone needs a little summertime romance!

Since you've been gone

SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE by Morgan Matson
 Yet another read that screams summer – I mean look at the cover! This is about a girl who is a bit of a follower. She is lead by her best friend who always seems to take charge. But when her best friend goes missing, she leaves behind a summertime bucket list – a list of things that she needs to do and experience. Morgan Matson is very well known for writing fluffy contemporaries. This is definitely a fun one!

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Now that I’ve mentioned all of these summer reads, I actually want to reread them! I love being able to just lose myself in something light and fluffy, or dark and scary. What are your favourite summer time reads?

Until next time, happy reading!

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  1. Haha I love that A Head Full Of Ghosts made your list! 😀
    I definitely could not read that while sat around a camp fire. I’d be on edge the whole time!

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    1. I knew you would like that!

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  2. All of Morgan Matson’s are great summer reads!!! How does she do it? lol. Great list 🙂

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  3. Oooo A Head full of Ghosts really creeped you out?? DEFINITELY going on my list! I’m ALWAYS looking for books to creep me out!

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    1. Yes! Literally the ONLY book to creep me out. Goosebumps and all 🙂

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  4. Jayati says:

    Great List! Morgan Matson books are perfect for a light summer read!

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  5. J.W. Martin says:

    I’ve read a bunch of top 5 lists this morning and I’m no close to understanding what qualifies a book as summer (other than a cover with people eating ice cream.) I’m just dense like that.

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    1. Lol just books that are fun to read in the summer time. Light, adventurous, funny, creepy – whatever your heart desires. This is more geared towards the mood reader 🙂

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      1. J.W. Martin says:

        I’m thinking I’m not a mood reader… Around Halloween I like to read a creepy story, but mostly there’s no bad time for any given book.

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        1. I wish I was like that. Unfortunately I only read certain books during certain seasons, and if I’m not in the mood, no matter how badly I want to read it, I won’t touch it. Mood reading is a pain!

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  6. Mine is up and i put when Dimple meet Rishi on mine as well as Morgan Matson… Lol

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    1. Lol I think we will see a lot of those authors! Added you to the list 🙂

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      1. Thanks and I hear you on that one.

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  7. I keep hearing such amazing things about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I really want to read it. And everyone keeps mentioning Morgan Matson in their lists of summer books and I’m dying to pick one of her books up. Hopefully this is the summer I finally do!

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    1. Morgan Matson books are long, but really quick to read. The Seven Husbands was a book I thought I would HATE. It didn’t sound like my taste at all. It ended up being one of my all time favourites!

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  8. Great list Shanah.. Since You’ve been gone should be on my list too.. Also i’m excited to read 7 husbands.. I just got the book..

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    1. Oh enjoy!! It was so much better than I expected!

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  9. I see summer as a time for traveling, so a lot of the books I put up today have to do with travel.

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    1. Travel books are always best in the summer 🙂

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  10. Great list! I still need to read Dimple…. ❤

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    1. It’s adorable! Hope you love itb

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  11. So happy we had some overlap 🙂 I’m still waiting on my library hold on Evelyn Hugo to come off but I’m seriously excited for it!

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  12. ShahnaMarie says:

    When dimple met rishi is adorable and her new one from twinkle with love is just as cute!

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    1. I haven’t picked that one up yet. Soon I hope!

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  13. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Morgan Matson is also on my list Shanah!!! here is my link (late as always) : http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-summer-reads-sun-glasses-and-beach-towels-required/

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  14. Rose says:

    I don’t think it could be summer without reading a Morgan Matson book, she’s just so good at writing contemporaries!

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    1. Couldn’t agree more! I’m not normally a huge fan of contemporary but her books I like!

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  15. Totally agree with When Dimple Met Rishi!

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  16. I admit horror books don’t normally give me the creeps, so now I got to try A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS! And I love how diverse in genre this list is! ❤

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    1. I swear this is the only book that creeped me out – ever! I had full on goosebumps and was afraid to read at night. Hope you love it as much as I did!

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  17. daniellepitter says:

    I didn’t know how to ping you back so I linked you in my blog post. This is my first time participating! 🙂 Good choices!!
    http://poemsbyayoungartist.blogspot.com/2018/06/top-5-summer-reads-for-fun-in-sun-top-5.html

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    1. If you link a specific post of mine instead of the main website address, wordpress will send me a notification that you’ve linked to me. But this way works as well! Unfortunately since you’re on a different blogging platform it won’t let me like or comment, but I’ve made sure to add you to the list. Welcome!

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      1. daniellepitter says:

        Yeah, I was confused since I use Blogger and not WP. Oh you can’t comment if you’re a WordPress user? That’s weird… but I’m glad I’m added! 🙂

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        1. Yes they aren’t compatible. It would be so much easier if they were!

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  18. hannawsreads says:

    I need to get over my obsession of not reading when dimple met rishi! I want to read it but for some reason it made it’s way on the list “i will not read that because everyone read it and it’s super hyped” 🙈

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    1. Oh I’ve got books like that! I’m not a contemporary person AT ALL but this one was adorable. It does have a lot of mixed reviews but I loved it!

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