Happy Top 5 Tuesday!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shanah of Bionic Book Worm. It’s all good vibes and good times so if you’re on the fence about joining, just try it out!

As a kid, I used to hate when summer came around because I knew I’d miss my friends. My mom would take me to the library every week during the summer to keep me busy and that’s something I’m super thankful for. Summers are still when I get the most reading done for the year.

Without further ado, let’s get into these summer reads.

This Side of Home by Renée Watson

This Side of Home by Renée Watson

I need to reread This Side of Home with how much I talk about it. I read this three or four summers ago but it still resonates with me. It definitely gives me summer vibes too.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I loved We Were Liars when I read it years ago. It has summer beach vacation with a twist vibes to it. Definitely makes a great beach read.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide is such a summer read. It’s packed with action, adventure, and even love. I’d highly recommend the audiobook, especially if you’re like me and lack the upper body strength to carry this tome.

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

I could definitely see Dear Haiti, Love Alaine as a vacation read. The cover gives me major summer vibes, even though the story takes place during the school year. It’s perfect for those looking for tropical adventure and family curses.

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

If you’re into reading mysteries and thrillers over the summer, than Monday’s Not Coming is the one for you. I listened to the audiobook last summer and I was drawn in. Tiffany D. Jackson has such a way with psychological thrillers.

Have you read any of these?

What would you add to the list?

How is your summer going so far?

Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!


Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

5 thoughts on “TOP 5 SUMMER READS”

  1. Haven’t read any of these but was curious about We Are Liars.
    Summer so far….well, to me, it started this weekend and so far I’m made restless and most likely will be so all summer because everything is cancelled.

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