Summer is the perfect time of year to get some reading done or maybe even re read some old favourites. I know I definitely have a pattern when it comes to what I read in the summer months. I have quite a few books which I consider good summer reads, they’re light, romantic and have their fair share of humour. So I thought I’d do a post based on what I always tend to read around summer time and hopefully you guys decide to give some of these a go! FYI: This list probably won’t appeal to everyone!
1.) The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han
I cannot state enough how much I enjoyed these books! My friend Iola will tell you how fast I sped through them, it took me about two days to read the entire series! If that’s not an indication of how good they are then I don’t know what is. The story follows Isabel “Belly” Conklin and her summers spent at Cousins Beach with her family and her mums best friend Susannah and her two sons Conrad and Jeremiah. The series deals with major themes such as first love, coming of age, loss and friendship. It will be sure to draw you in and take you on an emotional ride, it’s frickin amazing guys, seriously recommend.
2.) The Mediator series by Meg Cabot
I started reading this series quite a while back, when I was in my early teens (God it feels weird to write that) and it has remained a firm favourite. The series, consisting of seven books, follows Susannah “Suze” Simons and all her misadventures in life, love and high school. Sounds pretty standard right? The kicker here is that Suze is a ‘mediator’ that is; someone who can both see and speak to ghosts, whose role it is to help lost souls pass on to the other side. She also has another major issue: she may or may not have feelings for a dead guy, yup you read that right, a very attractive ghost in the form of Jesse De Silva who also happens to live in her bedroom. If any of you have read Cabots writing before – maybe the Princess Diaries? you’ll know how easy to follow and immersive her books are. I could re read these over and over and I would never get sick of them to be honest, give it a go and see what you think. Any book of Cabots is a perfect summer read but this series is in my top picks.
3.) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Now you’ve most likely heard about this book, or the movie adaptation at least as it stars some big names like Khaleesi, Breaker of Chains…sorry Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. It will make you cry, fair warning given but I felt like it deserved to be on this list because of both Louisa and Will’s story being so unique and heartbreaking. Plus it gives me a summer vibe, I don’t know why.
4.) Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
I originally came across this story through the movie adaptation and fell in love. It’s a true story of Frances Mayes who moved from San Francisco to Tuscany in Italy after her marriage ends and she’s at a loose end. Maybe it’s because I’ve been to Tuscany myself but it always gives me such a heartwarming feeling whenever I see the movie!
Hope you enjoyed this post guys and let me know what you like to read during the summer, do you go for new titles or stick to your favourites?
Until next time,