When summer comes, that means summer holidays and that means loads of time to curl up by the side of the pool or lie on the sofa and to allow yourself to be plunged into a completely different world.
In a few weeks, that’s going to be me. So I decided to share with all of you book lovers my reading list for the summer.
I’ve read this book so many times before but I just love it so much that I’ve decided that I’m going to take it on holiday with me so that I can read it again!
“Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex. drugs and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.”
I have very recently read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and I was impressed enough by the novel to want to read Flynn’s debut novel: Sharp Objects.
“It’s been a while… But Camille Preaker has finally gone home.
Sent to investigate the disappearance of two little girls Camille finds herself reluctantly installed in the family mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and a precocious thirteen-year-old half-sister she barely knows. Haunted by a family tragedy, troubled by the disquieting grip her young sister has the on the town, Camille struggles with a familiar need to be accepted.
But as clues turn into dead ends Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims and realises: she will have to unravel the puzzle of her own past if she’s to survive this homecoming.”
I bought this book years and years ago and what drew me to it was the design of the book and the pages. Now, The Sky is Everywhere has been released in a different cover which – in my personal opinion – isn’t as nice but the content inside is just as good! I can’t wait to read this again.
“What’s wrong with me?
What kind of girl want to kiss every boy at a funeral, wants to maul a guy in a tree after making out with her (dead) sister’s boyfriend the previous night? Speaking of which, what kind of girl makes out with her sister’s boyfriend, at all?”
After reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, I looked up what other books she had written. I heard a lot of brilliant things about Fangirl and so I decided to buy it and give it a go.
“Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one-half of a pair anymore – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.
Now Cath has to decide whether she’s ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she’s realizing that there’s more to learn about love than she ever thought possible…”
I’m a huge fan of Becca Fitzpatrick. I loved the Hush Hush series, I was engrossed by Black Ice and now I’m ready to let Dangerous Lies take over my life and I’ve got a very good feeling that I’m going to love it.
“Stella Gordon’s life is a lie.
She does not belong in Thunder Basin, Nebraska. As the key witness in a murder trial, Stella is under witness protection, living a life she doesn’t want.
No one can know who she really is. Not even Chet Falconer, her hot, enigmatic neighbour. But against her better judgement, Stella finds herself falling under Chet’s spell…”
When I asked on Twitter what book I should read next, a lot of people responded with The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. So I went out and bought it and it’s probably going to be the first one that I read when I go on holiday.
“Every day the same until today.
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens.
She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking, and in one moment, everything changes.
Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see: she’s much more than just the girl on the train…”
So there we have it book lovers! Those are the six books that I will be taking on holiday with me and during the holiday, I will also be writing reviews of the books and posting them on my blog so don’t forget to watch out for those!
What books will you be reading over the summer? Let me know in the comments box below and I hope you all have an amazing summer!