Favorite Summer Reads

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This week’s topic 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? 

For me, both spring and summer are all about cute and fluffy contemporaries! Summertime is all about lazing in the sun, feeling all warm and fuzzy inside (whether it’s caused by actual people or books! XD) and it just generally evokes a feeling of happiness and contentment within me! Summer is my favourite time of the year ❤

So, here are my summer reads recommendations! Some of them are books I’ve read and some of them are books that give me those warm, fuzzy feelings just by looking at/thinking of them 😛

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella was one of my favourite reads of the year!!! Such a fluffy story involving a nerd convention, what it’s like to be part of a fandom and two super geeky characters falling in love in the most adorable way! And what a great Cinderella retelling it was! I am definitely going to re-read this when I’m on vacation in summer! ❤

Paper Towns by John Green

This is a story Quentin who goes on an adventurous road trip/journey following clues that Margo, the girl he crushes on, left for him to find. I read Paper Towns when I was on vacation in Spain 2 years ago! Whenever I think of the book, it just brings me back to that summer and the days on the beach! And who doesn’t love a good ol’ road trip story?!

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

This is the cheesy, fluffy and super cute contemporary novel that I’m looking for!!! I can already see May screaming at me for still not having continued reading this but I HAVE OFFICIALLY PUT SIMON VS. ON MY SUMMER TBR WITH THIS POST AND I WILL READ IT SOON SO DON’T WORRY! 😀 Anyway, if you haven’t heard of this book by now you must have been living under a ROCK – go read it now because it’s awesome and super cute!

Anna and the French Kiss (+companions) by Stephanie Perkins


The covers for these three books just remind me of summer whenever I look at them! And the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy is another set of cute and quick contemporary reads! The first book is set in Paris – the city of love – and who doesn’t love to read a love story set in PARIS!!!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I’ve been SO DAMN EXCITED for this book for MONTHS now and it will finally be here at the end of May (June for me)!!!!!!!!!! One of my most anticipated reads of the year and the cover already gives me summer-y vibes and I JUST KNOW THAT THE STORY WILL BE ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE AND GIVING ME ALL THE FEELS!!! ❤

That’s it for my quintessential summer reads and recommendations!

By the way, did you see? I CHANGED FONT SIZE!!! YAY thank so much to my dear friend May @ Forever and Everly for your help 😛

Thanks for reading!


What are some of your favourite or quintessential summer reads? Are there any books coming out this Summer that you’re excited about? Do you like to read contemporaries in summer as much as me? Let’s chat in the comments!

64 thoughts on “Favorite Summer Reads

  1. I’ve got When Dimple Met Rishi on my bedside table now and I can’t wait for it to be released to the world. It’s such a fun book and I love Dimple. Rishi is a big sweetheart too. I wish it were a movie, it would be so nice. 🙂

    I’d never thought about it, but Summer does seem like the time for contemporaries, doesn’t it? I guess fantasies are more Winter time books for me. Not that I won’t read these genres any time, but they have more in those respective seasons. Huh, wonder why?

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    1. AHHH YOU DO?! Lucky you! 😀 Have you written a review on it that I can read?

      I know right? I’ve never thought about it either but with the sun coming out I get like cheesy, fluffy vibes and only want to read books like that! And same with what you said about Fantasy! It’S so weird 😀

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  2. The Stephanie Perkins trilogy will always be one of my favorite trilogies, the books are so much fun to read and the romances are so cute!

    I want to read When Dimple Met Rishi so damn badly ugh! I’ve only heard good things about it!

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  3. I really want to read Geekrella and Anna and the French Kiss series. I’ve heard they’re both brilliant


  4. Well you know the books on MY summer TBR! XD YES YES MAY IS SCREAMING ST YOU FOR NOT READING SIMON VS. AND YOU BETER READ IT FIRST LITTLE MISSY *glares* 😛 Spring and summer are all for those fluffy contemporaries, I agree! When Dimple Met Rishi looks like it’s going to be awesome, and I’d love to read Anna and the French Kiss! I thought I wasn’t a cute fluff kind of person… But apparently I am. XD

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    1. I DOOO! I’ll have to do my own Summer TBR as well because there’s so many fluffy contemporaries that I still want to read! 😀

      And I’ve always been a cute fluff kind of person ❤ I love being hit with all the FEELS when reading those kinds of contemporaries! :')

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  5. Great list, I’ve been hearing so many amazing things about both Geekerella and Simon vs the Homosapien’s Agenda I’m definitely hoping to get to both of them at some point 🙂

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  6. I love the sound of Geekerella and I want to read it but I haven’t seen any copies over here. I also heard so much about Simon vs. but I don’t really know what it is about so I never really thought about reading it.

    I love your list and I am tempted to add everything on my tbr.

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    1. Aw, that sucks! Maybe try buying the Geekerella eBook? It’s definitely worth a read!
      Simon Vs. is about a gay teen who did not come out yet and he chats with a guy online and basically one of his class mates finds out and threatens to “expose” him/his secret to the school and apparently it’s a really cute book! 😀

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      1. I was looking through your book reviews and found out that Geekerella was published just this April. I’ll definitely read it! I haven’t read any book that featured a gay teen apart from Will Grayson, Will Grayson and I liked it a lot. I’ll try and look for Simon as well since it seems very interesting.

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      2. Hiii! I actually saw FOUR copies of Geekerella earlier at the bookstore and I was SO EXCITED!! I guess I just wasn’t looking hard enough a few days ago. Now I have a brand new book (two actually, I also bought The Sun is Also a Star) for my bookshelf ❤ I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for introducing it to me.

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  7. OMG I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH I HATE PAPER TOWNS. All of the characters (especially that girl, I don’t remember her name… Margo?) pissed me off to no end and I hated the way they behaved… sorry for the mini rant I couldn’t resist lol

    I want to read when Dimple met Rishi more than anything in my entire life, though. It looks like the epitome of beautiful cuteness.

    My T5W: https://writethroughthenight.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/top-5-wednesday-my-not-so-perfect-summer-reads/

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  8. Summer would not be complete without a good contemporary read! I’ve only read Perkins’ books from this list – all read during the summer btw aha – but I’m really interested to read WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI! It’s getting a lot of love from readers lately. 🙂

    Here’s my list!


  9. More books to my TBR list (: I love your blog!

    Hi!! My name is Milli and I just started my new blog and wanted to make a few friends! I also have a booktube channel that you might find interesting. There is a giveaway on my blog!

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  10. I have been waiting for When Dimple Met Rishi for months, and I can’t wait to finally be able to read it! Simon Vs. and Geekerella are on my TBR, but I haven’t heard much about Geekerella yet, so I’m glad to know it was a good read for you 🙂 Great list!

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  11. These are such great summer books – I completely agree! They’re all so cute and adorable. 🙂 I adored Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and am really looking forward to reading When Dimple Met Rishi. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

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  12. Ahhh so many great books here!! ❤ ❤ I ADORE Simon vs so much and I also really really really want to read Geekerella it sounds like the perfect read. And I'm also so excited for When Dimple Met Rishi!! I CAN'T WAIT. Only a few more days, for me! When is it being released for you?? 🙂

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