Today I’m super excited to be sharing my first ever T5W post with you all and even though it’s actually Autumn going on Winter here in Australia, I like to think that living in the land Down Under gives me an all-access pass to anything Summer related 😉
5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Pretty sure this will be on a lot of people’s T5W this week! TATBILB was a bit over-hyped for me – I wasn’t mad about any of the characters aside from Kitty & Peter, and the juvenile language put me off a bit, considering I’m used to being wooed by authors like Cassandra Clare & Sarah J. Maas. But nothing screams SUMMER like super cute contemporaries, and I can’t deny that TATBILB rates pretty high on the cute radar ❤
4. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson and 3. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Another thing that screams Summer? Road trips! I’ve never actually been on a road trip with my friends (unless you count our day-long food adventures,) but I like to live vicariously through the lives of fictional characters. I guarantee that after reading these two, you’ll want to grab your nearest friend and jump in a car yourself!
2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I know what you’re thinking. WHY NOT ANNA? Although Anna & the French Kiss was infinitely cuter, I’m not a fan of ‘cute cheating’ in books, and I’m going to leave it at that. Lola was a story with real heart, and I loved the message that you should never feel entitled to someone’s love – you should earn it. And c’mon guys, CRICKET BELL ❤
1. Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
It took me 3 years to finish this manga series. THREE. YEARS. Why? Because I refused to read it illegally online, and I’d have to starve for a year AND sell library books on the black market to afford them all at once, so I spread out my purchases (I was a poor Uni student, ok? Don’t judge me!) I honestly just adore Fruits Basket – I cried and laughed and fell in love with all the characters. And just look at how short each volume is! You could marathon the whole series in less than a week 😀
Hope you enjoyed my first T5W – if you participated, leave a link below so I can check out your recommendations!