T5W is a weekly book meme created by Lainey from Gingereadslainey and hosted by Sam from Thought On Tomes with a different bookish topic each week. You can check out the GoodReads group here. The group is currently on a summer hiatus, so I’ll be picking out topics I think are fun for these three months.
Topic: Rainy Day Reads – Short, fun reads for when I want to lift my mood and turn my brain off on a rainy day
The Last Sun by KD Edwards
This was a recent read that I just simply COULD NOT put down. The plot was thoroughly rompy, the worldbuilding was creative, and the characters, especially Rune and Brand, were extremely fun to read. It’s been a while since a book has grabbed me so much and I foresee many re-reads in the future.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
This book was the book that formed my childhood. My childhood role model was Artemis Fowl and I read this book over and over and over again as a kid. Even now. I’ll pick up my battered paperback copy of book one because damn it’s a fun read.
Vicious by VE Schwab
I quite enjoy the ‘shitty people doing shitty things’ genre and I consider Vicious the epitome of that genre. The first time I read this, I was able to binge it on a three hour plane ride, with a massive grin on my face almost the entire time I read it. I’m sure my seatmates were a little concerned. Anyways, Vicious is a lovely lovely book with captivating main characters (even if they’re terrible people).
Prince’s Gambit by CS Pacat
Book 2 of the Captive Prince series. Specifically book 2. Not book 1, which is a whole lot of squick. Book 2 is the one where the two of them slowly start warming up to each other and have one of the best slow-burn conclusions. A fun, cute read with a dash of politics on the side.
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Another childhood nostalgia book. Extras is the weird, not quite fourth child of the Uglies ‘trilogy’, but also the one I loved the most as a kid, probably because the main character was Asian.