Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt.
This month, Samantha decided that the month of May is going to be Top 5 Wednesday Rewind Month, which means participants are supposed to pick topics that they missed in previous months but want to contribute to.
This week the topic I chose is from May 13, 2015: Summer Covers (books that remind you of summer).
So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to the top 5 discussion for the week of May 9, 2018.
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Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Print Length: 344 pages
What is a good summer without a road trip of some sorts? And what is a good road trip without a childhood friend, with plenty of baggage, who just so happens to have grown into a strapping young man? Told through pictures, bills, music playlists, and travel itineraries, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour is all of this and more. Besides the light and fluffy stuff that makes up any great summer contemporary read, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour also explores love, loss, and the courage it takes to open up again after tragedy.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Publisher: HarperCollins (October 21, 1977)
Print Length: 128 pages
With the tree in full bloom and a young girl with her nose in a book, Bridge to Terabithia’s cover reminds me of my childhood summers. While I haven’t properly gone camping in what seems like forever, growing up was fully of knarly trees and long summer days spent reading.
Last Song, The by Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (September 8, 2009)
Print Length: 390 pages
An angst teen summer romance novel, The Last Song features many summer staples including: a North Carolinian beach town, a carnival, summer love, Loggerhead turtles, and the theme of family. Also, this is a very quick Chick Lit type read that can be picked up and put down at will, so for those days where you’re hanging at the beach, where you don’t know how much reading will actually be accomplished, this book is for you.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The (Sisterhood #1) by Ann Brashares
Publisher: Delacorte Press (September 11, 2001)
Print Length: 294 pages
A story about friendship, and the first summer away from one another, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, as well as any other book in the ‘Sisterhood’ series, encompass what it is to grow up and how just because you are not near the ones you love it doesn’t mean that you cant still be a part of their most memorable summer ever.
Summer I Turned Pretty, The (Summer #1) by Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 5, 2009)
Print Length: 276 pages
Quite possibly the only contemporary author that I actively buy books from, Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty is a light and fluffy read suitable for those long summer nights. Besides the quite obvious summery cover, The Summer I Turned Pretty is an example of how magic can take place between the months of June and August, and how you grow the most around the people who love you the most.
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And those are my top 5 books that remind me of summer. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.