I am writing this hoping that the sun is shining when I hit publish and that it finally starts to feel like summer. I’ve got SO many books ready to read over the warmer months; my reading has slowed down recently so my stash of books to be read is growing. Here are the main ones I would love to get through, as we are in France for several weeks I’m hoping to catch up on my reading.
THE ESSEX SERPENT – Sarah Perry
This has been on my kindle for months but I’ve been saving it for our holiday. I’ve heard so many good things about this so I’ve been itching to read it. The book was a popular read from last year so I’m hoping it lives up to the hype.
TRULY MADLY GUILTY – Liane Moriarty
I’ve added a few of Liane Moriarty’s books to my reading pile after finishing Big Little Lies and loving it. A friend has leant me this and it seems like a good summer holiday read.
DRAGON’S GREEN – Scarlett Thomas
I received this in my Ninja Book Box and it sounds like just my kind of thing. It’s a children’s book which doesn’t put my off in the slightest. Fantasty books are always my go-to easy read so I love picking them up during the summer months.
ELIGIBLE – Curtis Sittenfeld
I have just won a copy of this and I’m so excited to read it. It’s been on my wishlist since last summer when it was a big hit. It’s a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice and although I’ve seen mixed reactions I want to read it and decide for myself.
SIX OF CROWS – Leigh Bardugo
Another series of books that have been on my wishlist for a while, this is the first in a YA fantasy series that seems perfect for me considering some of the others I’ve enjoyed this year. I love books like this for holidays.
MILK & HONEY – Rupi Kaur
I’ve seen a lot of my favourite Instagrammers with this beautiful book. It’s a selection of poetry with a very honest account of a woman in modern times; I’ve already read a few pages and was totally drawn in. I like poetry but even if you don’t this is very readable and gripping. It will be a nice one to pick up and read a few pages of throughout the summer.
DADLAND – Keggie Carew
I won a few new books in a Father’s Day competition and this is one of them that particularly stood out to me. I love getting free books, especially when you wouldn’t usually choose them but then they look amazing. It’s a tribute to the author’s Father who worked as a spy during WW2 and follows his life through to his dementia. It gets fantastic reviews and sounds like an emotional read.
BIG MAGIC – Elizabeth Gilbert
I couldn’t resist this book and I’m so excited to dive into it. I think it will be another I can pick up and read a bit when I fancy it. I’ve been listening to Elizabeth Gilberts podcasts about unlocking creativity and this is the book that started it all.
GOLDENHAND – Garth Nix
I absolutely love the Sabriel/Lireal – Garth Nix series of books and I was delighted to discover that he has written a couple more set in this world. My husband is reading this at the moment but this is definitely one I’ll be packing in my suitcase.
MAD ABOUT THE BOY – Helen Fielding
One of those I’ve always wanted to read but have never got around to it. If I’m honest, I know the storyline and I’m not convinced but another book I want to read for myself to find out what it’s like.
ORANGEBOY – Patrick Lawrence
I read a great review of this on Bookworm and Theatremouse, it sounds like just my kind of thing. It’s young adult which I always find easy to read and books like this always leave me with something to think about.
SPECTACLES – Sue Perkins
I’m sure this will be a fantastic holiday read, I love Sue Perkins and I’m looking forward to reading this memoir of hers.
THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO – Patrick Ness
I started this a few weeks ago and really need to pick it up again. I’m a big Patrick Ness fan and I believe this series of his is a must read.
THE SILK ROADS – Peter Frankopan
This was a bargain buy on my Kindle – it popped up and sounded so interesting. It’s all about the history of the ancient Silk Roads of the Eastern world, how they were used for trade and politics and much more.
I’d love to know what books you’re reading this summer or whether you have tried any of these?