I read a lot this Summer.
I should have been reading my uni reading lists in preparation for my final year, but alas, I didn’t make too much headway with that.
But let’s not dwell on it. Here are a few that I did read, in order of personal preference:
- The Power – Naomi Alderman
- Hotel World – Ali Smith
- Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
- The Girls – Emma Cline
- Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough
- The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
- American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis
- Good Me Bad Me – Ali Land
- The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
- Into The Water – Paula Hawkins
- Rattle – Fiona Cummins
- The Whistler – John Grisham
I also read The Full Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling, but I can’t rank these because I have read them about 15 times and they are too full of nostalgia and memory and will forever inhabit a special place in my heart.
I love nothing more than reading a good book, it’s the reason I took the wild decision to study a full time English Literature degree alongside full time work.
As I get older I’m trying to really expand my reading, branching into different genres and trying out new authors, as well as diving into some of the classics.
I’m also very pleased to have several books on my bookshelf that I haven’t read yet.
Yes, I have been stockpiling – very bad for my inner minimalist, but my inner bibliophile can’t resist.
This makes me happy because when you have those days or evenings where nothing will work other than a bath followed by an snuggle down in bed with a good book and a mug of tea, you need new books on hand! I’m most looking forward to reading Autumn by Ali Smith, because Hotel World made me bawl my eyes out, it really hit a nerve.
So yes, slight detour from usual content, but my books are my babies and they bring me so much joy, they are comfort food for the soul and essential nutrients for the brain!
Let me know your favourite summer reads, and whether you also struggle to release your books!
Also, if you’d like to see book reviews on the blog just let me know!
Finally, all my links take you to the Waterstones website, simply because it’s thanks to their weekly and monthly emails that I came across half of these novels (it’s one mailing list I won’t even opt out of). But I do also pick up a lot of my books from Amazon, and you can get really good second hand copies from Amazon as well. I’d also encourage you to shop your local charity shops – you can’t always get exactly the book you’re looking for but it’s a great way to stumble across something new.