Sunday, 3 July 2016

6 Books You Should Read This Summer

Given that we are now officially in summer, I figured it would be nice to recommend 6 books perfect for reading in summer time. There's nothing better than curling up with a book whilst lounging by a pool, or if like me you're not going away this year then grabbing a deck chair, nice cool drink and a good book is the perfect way to spend an evening outside. All of these books I have read and thoroughly enjoyed so I hope you like them if you end up giving them a go!

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER BY STEPHEN CHBOSKY
This is a very famous book so I won't be surprised if you've all already read this but I figured I would recommend it anyway. This is definitely one of the more serious books in this list as it deals with some dark topics and will most likely make you cry. The main character is a young boy named Charlie who as you can guess from the title is quite a shy introverted person and we follow him through his time in high school. This book isn't your lighthearted fluffy summer read but if you're looking for something more serious then this is definitely one to check out!

NIGHT OWLS BY JENN BENNETT
I don't think I'll ever stop recommending this book. If you saw my What I Read In 2015 post you'll know that this was my favourite book from last year and I also have an entire review on this book because it's just so good. This is one of the best teen romance books I've read in a long time. It follows a young girl named Beatrix, who wants to be a medical artist, and a boy named Jack, the local graffiti artist. The characters and story are so different from the typical teen romance books you usually see and I fell in love with them all! Honestly, if you read one book this summer, make it this one!

ELEANOR AND PARK BY RAINBOW ROWELL
I think I've mentioned Rainbow Rowells books a few times on my blog because I just love them so much. Eleanor and Park was the first Rainbow Rowell book I read and it's honestly so good. Again, this is a teenage romance book, but it also focuses on other more serious topics which made this book so much better for me. Don't get me wrong I love romance novels, but I always feel like they need something else going on to give it more of a story and this book does just that! Although I'll give you a warning, this book will probably break your heart. 

WAKE BY AMANDA HOCKING
I read this book a long long time a go and I still love it to this day! This is actually the first book in a series and I'm yet to read any of the others so I'll definitely be adding them to my reading list. If you like mermaids, romance and adventure, give this book a go, although it might actually put you off the idea of being a mermaid, which is something I never thought I would say! I'd actually forgotten how much I loved this book so I definitely think I need to re-read this soon! 

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM BY GIOVANNA FLETCHER
This is another book that I have done a whole review for so if you want to check that out you can do that HERE. Out of all 6 of the books this is probably the best one for reading by the pool. I read this on my last holiday to Greece and I flew through it! I love Giovannas' books anyway but this one was by far the best. I found myself rooting for the characters from page one and there were also numerous times when I had to hold back the tears. Giovanna really touches on emotional issues in this book and it's so much more than just a fluffy chicklit read, whilst still maintaining the romance aspect that we all crave in summer books! 

THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT BY JENNIFER E SMITH
Again, this is another book that I read a long time ago but would gladly read again and again. I've mentioned this book a few times on my blog before as well so if you haven't read it yet, pick it up! This book is set over the course of 24 hours and it's super short so you can fly through it very quickly. It's all about fate and destiny and whether those things are possible as it follows a young girl and guy who meet on a flight to England after the girl misses her original flight. I think I read this book in a day or two so if you prefer shorter reads then this is definitely one to check out!

What books do you want to read this summer? 
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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