Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.
This weeks topic is: Rainy Day Reads
1. Frat Girl by Kiley Roache
I've noticed that for the most part, my rainy day reads are contemporaries. Frat Girl fits in with this. I'd happily reread this book. It's all about Cassandra, who as her scholarship research project pledges to a fraternity in order to either prove or dispel the myth that fraternities are inherently misogynistic. This is such a surprisingly funny book but still has hard-hitting moments. A firm favourite of mine.
Giant Days has quickly become one of my favourite graphic novel series which is a bit surprising. I tend to lean to towards all the fantasy and sci-fi stories. For whatever reason Giant days has stuck with me. I think it's partially because I'm at University at the moment so some of the things these girls see and go through I can relate to. They're also just brilliant characters.
Eliza and Her Monsters is a favourite book of mine for so many reasons. It's a love letter to fandom, has a creative main character and reps anxiety so well. This is the book I'll go back to when I'm having a bad time and just read a few pages. It's like getting a hug.
I remember being up till 4 am reading this. I couldn't put it down. I find Jennifer Niven's writing so moreish. This would be the perfect book to curl up in a corner with. I found the two main characters very easy to like. Jack was a popular guy but with a secret, he had a condition that meant he couldn't recognise or recall peoples faces. Even his own family. Libby is dealing with the death of her mother, a heartbroken father, her own grief and the fact that her classmates only care about her weight. There's so much more to this book.
Izzy O'Neill is one of my favourite female characters and one of my favourite characters in general. She's witty, smart and isn't afraid to show it. The entire book centres around slut shaming. Izzy gets photographed in an intimate situation with another guy and it gets everywhere. Mainly, because the guy is the son of a prominent politician. He, however, receives little to no backlash. It's such an important book that explores the double standards given to women and their sexuality.