Sunday, 3 July 2016

6 Books You Should Read This Summer

As we're now officially in summer, I thought it would be nice to recommend some books that are perfect for reading in the sunshine. I thoroughly enjoyed each of these books and I hope that you find something that interests you!

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER BY STEPHEN CHBOSKY
I won't be surprised if most of you have already read this book but I thought I would include it in this list anyway! This is definitely a darker book than I would usually suggest for summer, but sometimes I crave a break from the usual summer easy reads and this is a short book which can be devoured in no time. The story follows a young boy named Charlie, who is a very shy and introverted person, and throughout the book we follow him through his time in high school and learn some dark secrets along the way. If you're looking for summer that has a lot of depth to it, this is a novel to check out!


THE SONG OF ACHILLES BY MADELINE MILLER
This book is hands down one of my favourite books I've read. It tells the story of Achilles through the eyes of the character Patroclus and it's one of the most emotional books I think I've ever read. If you're looking for action, romance, suspense, and a good cry, this is the book to pick up. I absolutely adored it.

ELEANOR AND PARK BY RAINBOW ROWELL
I've mentioned Rainbow Rowell a few times on this blog because I thoroughly enjoy her books. Eleanor and Park was the first Rainbow Rowell book I read and I think I read it within a few days. This is a YA novel which definitely focuses on romance as the predominant theme, however I enjoyed that as you follow the story there are some other more serious topics that are introduced along the way. I always need a bit ore substance to a romance and this book definitely does that!

WAKE BY AMANDA HOCKING
I read this book a very time a go but I remember absolutely loving it. I wasn't aware at the time that this is actually a series so I'll definitely have to add the next books to my reading list. If you like mermaids (or rather, sirens), romance and adventure, then I would recommend this book as your perfect summer read. It's quite a dark book which I loved experiencing and I'll definitely be finding out how the story continues. 

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM BY GIOVANNA FLETCHER
I read this novel on my last holiday and I flew through it. This is by far my favourite book of Giovanna's. I found myself rooting for the characters from page one and unlike other chicklit books I've read, this didn't feel cheesy. There are some really emotional issues within this book and the romance is considerably low-key for its genre, which I think is what makes it feel much more realistic and engaging! I would definitely recommend this as your pool-side novel.


LOOKING FOR ALASKA BY JOHN GREEN
This was the first novel I read by John Green and I think I managed it in one sitting. The story follows the awkward Miles and the mysterious Alaska as their story blossoms and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. This one is another tear-jerker so have some tissues at hand if you dive into this one!

What are your summer reads?
xxx

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  1. Great picks. Perks of being a wallflowers is one of my favourites! xo


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  2. I saw The Perks Of Being A Wallflower movie when it came out and I'm hoping to finally get round to reading the book this summer! Also, I bought Dream A Little Dream the other day and I can't wait to start reading it! x

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    1. I hope you enjoy reading them both! Dream A Little Dream is such a lovely summer read, it will make you cry though! xxx

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  3. I really liek the perks of being a wallflower, but haven't actually read any of the others! I love Giovanna's vlog and watch pretty much every one, but yet I've not read any of her books - they all looked a little too chick-lit for me, but perhaps I should give them a go?! Alice xx

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    1. Out of all of them, Dream A Little Dream is the one that's probably the least chicklit! That's why it's my favourite! There is romance but the book focuses on so many other issues as well and will 100% make you cry! If you want to try out Giovanna's book I would definitely recommend reading Dream A Little Dream :) xxx

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  4. Thank you for a great list :) I loved reading 'perks' ages ago, but must try some of the others :)Wake sounds brilliant.

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! It really is! It's a dark twist on mermaids and is well worth a read! :) xxx

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  5. I keep hearing good things about The Girls, by Emma Cline, so that will probably be my next one.

    Inma x
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    1. I've never heard of that one! Might have to check it out! xxx

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