First things first sorry it’s been a while. I’ve had a crazy few months filled with huge life changes and it all got a bit mad so I took a step back from my blog for a bit. I’ve now come to a point though, where I want to throw myself back into the things that make me happy so here I am and with my comeback post of my Summer book picks!
I’ve come up with a small selection of books I’ve loved from within a range of genre’s that I think will be perfect for summer reading, whether that be at home or on holiday.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – I must say I have been enjoying the recent Netflix show of this series but my original love for it definitely stemmed from the books. I read the whole series as a child and recently re-read the first three books (I have them in a Canadian omnibus edition that I bought on holiday) and although the series is probably more aimed at teenagers, there is something encapsulating about the unique writing style mixed with dark humour and mystery that still makes it a great read as an adult!
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell – In bookshops this book comes under the self-help and personal growth section and it’s easy to see why. In this book, Helen Russell documents her year of moving and living in Denmark and all its challenges and joy. It’s an inspiring book about finding happiness in the little things, embracing life and it’s also full of amusing anecdotes.
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary. D Schmidt – If you’re looking for a heartwarming story that will also break your heart then this is the book for you. It’s the tale of family bonds, friendship and resilience. It’s a quick read (I read it on a single train journey) but despite its short length you really get sucked into the books’ world and care deeply for its characters.
See How They Lie – Sue Wallman – This is a dark, twisting and exciting book that’s fast paced and full of intrigue and suspense. It’s set in a specialist hospital type facility where something just seems a little off… If you’re looking for a story that will keep you guessing until the very end then definitely go for this one!
This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay – Okay so this book is not in my photo because I could’t actually find it, I think my Dad’s reading it! This book is making its way through my family at my recommendation. This book will make you laugh out loud and cry just pages later and it really opens your eyes to the hardworking NHS staff of this country and the conditions they have to suffer through.
I hope this post has given you a few ideas for what you may want to read over the Summer. Let me know what you think of these books and if you have any recommendations of your own. Happy reading!