Top 5 Wednesday : Summer Reads

Top 5 Wednesday is a meme hosted by this Goodreads group and every week, there is a new topic published and we basically list out books under that topic. Today’s topic is ‘Summer Reads’ and I can’t wait to check out everyone else’s summery reads!!

When I think of the word ‘summer reads’ – the only thing in my mind is cute, fluffy YA contemporaries. Short, quick reads which do not delve into deep topics, and are extremely light and easy to read. Though I’m not the hugest fan of YA contemporary, and much more attracted to the deeper, heavier YA contemps which deals with serious topics, when it comes to summer, I’m simply looking for easy, short reads. So here are five cute, fluffy YA contemps.

  • Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell


This is one of my favorite YA contemporaries! The MC (Cath) is probably one of the most relatable bookish characters I’ve ever read about – I totally see myself in her. It’s a wonderful story, it’s cute, sincere, honest and extremely readable.

  • The Distance Between Us – Kasie West


This story follows a rich guy and poor girl who works in a store, and they fall in love. I know it sounds like a very cliched, stereotypical love story – but if you go into the book knowing what exactly to expect, you will get what it is : cute, fluffy and a quick read!

  • The DUFF – Kody Keplinger


I don’t think I’ve ever talked about this book on my blog before – but it’s a really good one! I went into it with low expectations but was pleasantly surprised by the lively characters, fun story and quickness of the book!

  • It’s Kind Of A Funny Story – Ned Vizzini


This book is about mental illness – but loaded with wit and humor. It’s one of the best contemporaries I’ve read, and steers clear from all the problems books with mental illness fall into. It’s a quick read, and though at times depressing, it’s a funny, fast read.

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han


This book (series, actually) defines cuteness. It’s a stress-free, quick read loaded with fluff and relatable characters, and makes for a perfect summer read! [P.S. The third book of this series came out recently!]

These were some of the light, fluffy YA contemporaries I had to recommend! I would love to hear your thoughts on these books :)

What defines a ‘summer read’ to you? Which genres do you typically read during the summer? Have you read any of these books? Which YA contemporaries would you most highly recommend? Share below!


2 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday : Summer Reads

  1. I have never read a Kasie West or a Jenny Han book but I really want to this summer especially after seeing so many people loving their books.


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