Sunday, 1 July 2018

10 Books I Want To Read This Summer

Summer is upon us and I am ready for a little rest and relaxation. Summer is using when I get the most of my reading done for the year so I've been taking the time to plan out my reading for the next few weeks. These are the books that I'm most excited about this summer, most of them are new releases that have got a lot of hype around them, so I'm hoping that they live up to expectations!


Almost Love by Louise O'Neil
I am a big fan of Louise O'Neil's books and I am very excited about the release of her first adult fiction book. In this book, we follow a character called Sarah who gets involved with a man who is 20 years older than her but does not treat her very well.  This book has gained a lot of attention because the characters are not particularly likeable but it explores a lot of serious issues. I really like when an author is not afraid to make their characters very realistic and human so I am very excited to see what this book brings. 

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
The Cactus has been gaining a lot of attention on book blogs recently and is being hailed as the new Eleanor Oliphant which really excites me as I loved that book. Not only that, the cover of this one is beautiful. My library doesn't have any copies but there are 3 copies said to be arriving soon so I've put in a request. Hopefully, I can get my hands on it before I move back to Scotland as I think this will be the perfect book to get stuck into on the plane for my trip to Canada. 

Refuge by Dina Nayeri
This book caught my eye when it was on display at the library and I didn't check it out as I already had a few books out but I promised I would read it later. It follows a young woman who left Iran as a child and her father who stayed behind. This book explores their relationship as they meet up over the course of several years 4 times. I thought it sounded very interesting and I'm really trying to read more diversely so I thought that this would be a good pick for that. 

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
Thrillers are some of my favourite books to read but I don't read too many of them because when I read a thriller I want to read a really good thriller. The narrating character of this is a recluse who watches people in other buildings out of her apartment window. One day, she sees something she wasn't supposed to and it begins to knock her perfectly curated life apart. I've heard very good things about it so I'm hoping it will be my next favourite read. 

The Children by Ann Leary
In this book, a famous mommy blogger who is actually childless is treated with the exposure of her secret during a family inheritance dispute. This book is actually set in Connecticut. So that with the combo of blogging makes me really intrigued. It's pretty short so I can see myself tearing through it one weekend. 

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
I've heard a lot about this recently and it looks really good so I'm hoping I'll love it too. This author is a journalist who writes a dating column and this book is about some stuff that she has learnt over the years. I'm expecting this to be a quick, fun, heartwarming read. 

Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley
In this non-fiction novel, the author traces back his family history. But as the author is African-American, this is very difficult to do because of the slave trade. I've heard that the book Homecoming, which I read and loved, is loosely based on this which is why I really want to read it. I've already requested this from the library so expect to see it in a monthly reading wrap up soon!

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Last month, I read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and absolutely loved it. So I really want to read her other novel. I haven't looked up what it's about at all because I feel like her books are the sort of books that you should read without knowing too much about the plot in advance. Do people understand what I mean when I say that? I feel like I say it a lot of this blog but I'm never sure if other people think that about books too. 

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I haven't read a lot of young adult novels recently but this one has really caught my eye. It's the book that the movie Love, Simon is based on and I want to give it a read before I watch the movie. It's about a teenage boy navigating coming out and I've heard that it's a really heartwarming read. 

Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard 
This is a really short book that's comprised of some lectures that Mary Beard gave around feminism. I don't know too much about it but I love reading feminist literature and it will be an easy one to tick off of my GoodReads goals.

What will you be reading this summer?


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  1. I want to read everything I know about love so badly!! heard the greatest reviews and I love following Dolly on social media etc! gonna check out some of the others you have here on your list x

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

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