Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!
This week was a freebie summer topic so I decided to go with my favorite books to read during the summer season (I apologize to everyone who lives somewhere where winter is happening at the moment. That must suck). My personal preference for a good summer read is a story that is light and whimsical and thus that summarizes my top ten choices.
Let’s get to it!
I consider this to be a really easy and light read (mainly because I’m comparing it to The Lord of the Rings, which I deem to be dense and dark). I mean you really can’t get more whimsical than “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
This is probably one of my favorite Jane Austen novels for the sole reason of it being such a quick-paced read. I can definitely see myself reading this on the beach whilst I work on my sunburn.
This is a really fun book and series. The beginning installment to the series is pretty light. Lots of adventure and comedy and references to Greek mythology. All around a good time! Not to mention that Camp Half Blood is a summer camp soooo… *perfect*
Dang does this book have some bad ratings, or what? But I enjoyed it for what it was. I did like the subtle mentions of Houston (aaaaayyy H-Town!!) and the links to the mysterious magic and past of Puerto Rico. All around it was very whimsical and if you’re reading on a beach you may feel a little creeped out at times, but I don’t think that’s always a bad thing…
Now I will not be so bold as to say this is a light story because it’s not, but it’s a quick read, with some interesting farm animals, and it’s a classic that I recommend everyone to read. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
Aaaand because I don’t read too many light and fluffy books, here are some I’d like to pick up this summer!
A girl who is allergic to everything, but then meets some dude who changes her perspective on life or some other mumbo-jumbo… It’s been made into a movie and I gotta read this stat before everyone is giffing spoilers!
A young orphan seeking a family and finds adventure. Sounds very heart-warming and perfect for summer.
Not gonna lie, I’m associating this with Pitch Perfect already, which I think those movies are ridiculously hilarious! A girl decides to cross-dress in order to audition for this really badass all-male acapella group and gets up to lots of romantic shenanigans with boys and girls alike (Bisexual representation? Can I get a HELL YES?!). It sounds like sooo much fun!
The cover alone screams WHIMSY at me. It isn’t out yet, but the synopsis is very intriguing. The powers that the characters have is the “ability to manipulate beauty.” Say whaaaat? Just what I need! Some sorcerer to manipulate everyone’s vision so that they see me having a rocking beach body this summer!
A mystery novel about a missing wife told through various letters written by said wife addressed to the man she left behind. Sounds very interesting and I’m a sucker for a good mystery novel.
Do you have certain books that you associate with a season?
What are some of your favorite books to read in the summer?