Top 5 Wednesday is created by Gingerreadslainey. Each week there is a new bookish topic, where everyone can join and create their top 5 list. You can find more information on the Top 5 Wednesday goodreads group. This week’s topic is:
Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump
-Winter is a hard season for a lot of people and many of us are slumpy. Let’s talk about some books that are great for getting you out of a slump!
Starting on a long and intricate fantasy or sci-fi series can be daunting when you are in a reading slump, even though you usually love them. That is why I’m recommending some fun and fast paced standalones, that I really enjoyed reading.
Simon V.S The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This book is a really cute and adorable LGBTQ contemporary read, about Simon who is anonymously chatting with another guy at his school. This book is light and fluffy and so so good. Read my review on this book HERE if you want.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Another contemporary read that I highly recommend. This book is so much fun to read, and I think a lot of people can relate to the main character Cath. Since she was a little girl she has been obsessed with the Simon Snow books, and has for a long time written a very successful fanfic of the series. Cath has also just started college, a new place, new roommate and away from her home, she is totally out of her comfort zone.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
This book is next on the list after Fangirl for a reason, because this is one of the Simon Snow books that Cath is obsessed with. Rainbow Rowell wrote this book after she wrote Fangirl, and it follows Simon Snow his last year at the magical school he is attending. Even though this is a fantasy book (inspired by the Harry Potter series), it feels like a contemporary in a way. It is really fun to read, and also cute, and so good.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Over to something that isn’t a cute contemporary, but still really fun and exciting to read. The majority of the story in this book is set in a Virtual Reality world/game, where everyone including the main character are on a hunt for a hidden easter egg. An Adventure hunt in a VR world/game, packed with 80’s pop culture references, makes for a really fun read. I guarantee you, you will not be bored reading this.
This book is a little bit different than the other books on this list, because it is has a darker story. It is about two brilliant and intelligent best friends, who are on the search to find out how to get extraordinary abilities. This is a really interesting and exciting read, and I highly recommend if you like darker and twisted characters.
-Which books did you choose for this week’s T5W?
-Which books would you recommend?