Top 5 Wednesday: June 6, 2018

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 week the topic is: Summer Reads –With summer finally kicking off, now is the time to recommend your favorite summer reads, whatever that means to you!

Because I touched on this subject during the T5W Rewind in May, I’ve decided that instead of recommending my favourite summer reads I am going to list the top 5 books I want to read this summer.

So, without further adieu, let’s get into my contribution to T5W for the week of June 6, 2018.

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25560255City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 24, 2009)

Print Length: 506 pages

I know, I know, how on earth could City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) be an unread book I own that I ant to get to. And yet, it is, and I have added it because I finally want to join the ‘I’ve finished the Mortal Instruments series’ club. Even though, after this book, I still have three more books before I can say that…

29245653Hag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Hogarth Press (October 11, 2016)

Print Length: 301 pages

I’ll be the first to admit, I am Canadian and I do not like Margaret Atwood. To go further, I was good at keeping up with the Hogarth Shakespeare project’s releases until Margaret Atwood’s retelling of The Tempest was added to the mix. As I was enjoying reading all of the Shakespeare retellings, and following my love for the recently released King Lear retelling, The Queens of Innis Lear, I’ve decided to a) pick this up, and b) read it as quickly as possible so that I can move on to other books that have been released in this series.

18300262.jpgMansfield Park by Jane Austen

Publisher: Vintage Classics (October 1, 2014, first published 1814)

Print Length: 644 pages

Is there better way to spend my summer days than reading a 644 behemoth? Majorities answer is probably yes, but if I can read Mansfield Park by summer’s end I will finally be able to say that I have read everything Austen published during her literary career, so for me there is no better way to spend the long summer days.

6266872.jpgThe Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

Publisher: DAW (April 7, 2009, first published March 27, 2007)

Print Length: 662 pages

Another massive book, I’ve chose to add The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss to my top 5 books of summer because it has been recommended to me so many times and now I am genuinely curious if it is worth the hype.


27188596War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard

Publisher: HarperTeen (May 15, 2018)

Print Length: 662 pages

As I have been trying to finish series in a timely manner, it only makes sense to add War Storm (Red Queen #4) to my top 5 summer reads list. The final installment of the ‘Red Queen’ series, I’ve heard that this is many reviewers favourite book in the series, making me even more anxious to finally say goodbye to Mare, Cal, and Maven.


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And those are my top 5 summer reads. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W, either what the prompt intended or my spin on it? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.



  1. midnightamythest

    It’s interesting to hear that War Storm is a favourite within the series; it’s not often that the last book is the best. Unfortunately, I am going to have to be patient while I wait for the audiobook through the library, as that’s how I’ve ‘read’ the others and I want to finish the series that way. But alas, I’ve got about a 6 month wait on it, so I guess the eager anticipation will just build between now and when I can finally listen to it. It’ll be a winter read for me 😛


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