Top 5 Sorta Summer Adventure Reads

The theme for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday is Summertime Reads. (If you are unfamiliar with Top 5 Tuesday, head on over to Bionic Book Worm’s  blog to find out more!) I was hesitant to even give this one a shot, to be honest. Last week I tried to write a similar post on my favorite summer reads, but I couldn’t think of a single one. I don’t know what you guys consider “summer reads,” but I always think of those tables at Barnes & Nobles advertising women’s fiction with beachy scenery on the front. I don’t read those kinds of books.

So, instead of discussing my favorite beachy-themed books, I’m going to share my Top 5 Sorta Summer Adventure Reads, because summer is a time for adventure, right?


Hounded by Kevin Hearne – Urban fantasy meets mythology. There’s a tattooed druid, swords, and a talking dog. Just trust me on this one.

A Gathering of Shadows Final


A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab – While I love all 3 books in the series, this one is probably my favorite. It’s filled with pirate adventures, magic, thievery, and all kinds of action.


To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo – I don’t know if this is really an “adventure” book, but IT’S ABOUT SIRENS. If that won’t make you afraid to dive into the ocean this summer, then I don’t know what will.

(I’m totally making up all own rules as I go along here.)


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – A master heist, bad ass male and female characters, secret powers, and politics. This one will keep you on the edge of your seat/bed/ass whatever.


Uprooted by Naomi Novik – Dark forests where evil lurks, a wizard named the Dragon, lines blurred between good and evil. This one is like a fairy tale for grown ups.

Does everyone feel nice and summery now? Who’s confused. I sure am! 😛



7 thoughts on “Top 5 Sorta Summer Adventure Reads

  1. I’ve heard nothing but great things about To Kill A Kingdom! Even people that didn’t expect to like it fell in love with it. I need to read it ASAP! I’m actually currently reading Uprooted and I have to agree that it’s perfect for the summer! I hope to finish it soon!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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