Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Books That Remind You of a Season. I decided to focus on one season for this prompt to keep things from being too all over the place. I decided to focus on summer, which turned out to be slightly more difficult than I thought it would be.
Here are five books that remind me of summer!
Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan – Hot Dog Girl was the first book I thought of when I saw this week’s prompt. A large part of this book takes place at a carnival, and this setting screams summer to me. It’s been a while since I’ve gone to any summer festivals or carnivals, but the sounds of Ferris wheels, carousels, concession stands, and people selling hot dogs in costume remind me of summer. This book also features a cute queer love story, which is something I always appreciate.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Most of this book takes place on a single day in August 1983, though it does have lots of flashbacks to other moments in the past. Every year, the Riva siblings throw a huge end-of-summer party, and it is the biggest event of the summer. The huge party definitely makes me think of summer. The cover also screams summer to me with the blue water background and the pink and yellow text.
Well Met by Jen DeLuca – Well Met is a romance novel that takes place at a Renaissance Faire. This is one of my favourite romance novels, and the setting definitely reminds me of summer. I’ve never been to a Renaissance Faire before, but I like to think that they’re kind of magical and very summery. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Well Met.
You Have a Match by Emma Lord – You Have a Match follows two sisters who learn about each other through one of those genealogy testing kits. They decide to attend the same summer camp to try to piece together what happened without their parents knowing. This book is full of summer camp fun and outdoorsy adventure, and it definitely reminds me of summer. If you’re interested, here’s my review of You Have a Match.
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory – The Proposal is a romance novel that starts with a stadium proposal gone disastrously wrong. It’s one of my favourite meet-cute scenes, and it’s one of the more memorable ones I’ve come across. The stadium proposal gone wrong takes place at a baseball game, and baseball reminds me of summer. This was the first Jasmine Guillory book I ever read, and I think it’ll always be my favourite book of hers.
In case you missed it, here’s last week’s Top 5 Tuesday post: Top 5 Books with a Holiday!