Top 5 Wednesday #3|AKA Contemporaries are for Summer

Once again it is that day of the week, where booktubers and book bloggers of all kinds come together to discuss their top picks on a common topic. Top 5 Wednesday. If you would like to join the lovely group of people who are a part of T5W, click here to join the Goodreads group, and you can see some of the current members and topics.

This weeks theme is summer reads.

The weather is heating up (for half of the world), so what books remind you of summer and are your quintessential summer reads?

When I think of summer reads, I think of contemporaries. So today I will be recommending 5 contemporaries that remind me of summer.


1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since you've been gone

Since you’ve Been Gone takes place over a summer and just the overall vibe makes me think of the season.

2. Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon 

I loooove both Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star! Both of these books are not super long or hard to read, which I think makes them great reads for the summer.

3. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

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Pretty Little Liars is quite a long series. Sometimes I like reading super long series just because it is nice to go from book to book fairly quick and stay within the same world. I have only read the first 8 books in this series (although I’ve heard that the last 8 are not nearly as good), but I think that both the mood of these books and the length of the series makes them good summer reads.

4. To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han

To all the boys i've loved before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a super fun/cute/light read and it is sooo good.

5. Geekerella by Ashley Poston


I read Geekerella recently and it was so much fun! I could relate with the characters with their fandom geekiness (the cons, cosplay, and overall love for the fandom). I love how the author chose to do the stereotypical Cinderella retelling in such an interesting and unique way. I feel like this would be a great read for summer!

Even though I think only one of these books actually take place during the summer, I think that all of these books are great to read during it!

Until Next Time,

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P.s. I actually do have a post other than T5W planned for this week! XD



  1. I think Since You’ve Been Gone is an okay book, but I love the challenge and the overall summer vibe of the book ❤ And I agree, Lara Jean books are very light and cute contemporary read 🙂


    • RedReads · May 17, 2017

      Honestly I too think Since You’ve Been Gone is an okay book (I think I gave it 3.5 stars), but it definitely reminded too much of summer to pass up on this list. 😊


  2. angel · May 17, 2017

    I love your list! It’s like a post dedicated to all the books I planned to read but haven’t got the chance to. I only found out about Geekerella earlier and I think I’ll like it.

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    • RedReads · May 17, 2017

      😂 Thank you! I went into Geekeralla knowing nothing about it, besides the fact that it was a Cinderella retelling, and ended up really enjoying it! It was so much fun!

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  3. The Mundane Teenage Life · May 17, 2017

    All of these are in my TBR! (except for pretty Little liars which I’ve already read) Great list!

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  4. Bebe · May 17, 2017

    I have seen Geekerella pop up so much lately and have heard so many good things. I really need to check it out! Great list!

    Liked by 1 person

    • RedReads · May 17, 2017

      It was such a fun read, you should really check it out! And thanks 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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