Summer reading

I always have been and always will be a total book nerd. There’s nothing I love more than burying myself in a good book and getting lost with the characters and the world they inhabit. It’s a time to be still, to be calm and to enjoy some serious me time.

Summer reading is always that little bit more special. The feel of the sun on your skin as you turn page after page, soaking in the story, adding to the freckles collection. Sunglasses firmly on, maybe a cheeky glass of ice cold vino in your hand. It’s just blooming brilliant!

This summer has definitely been a big one for books. Suddenly they are everywhere you look and it’s like my much-loved reading bug has been caught by every man and his dog. I’m so inspired by it and am saving every single new author and title that I like the sound of in notes in my phone, scribbled bits of paper, Instagram folders…it’s almost like people have become so sick of being switched permanently to “on” that they are frantically seeking escape in the most off-way you can truly be – between the pages of a good old fashioned book!

Honestly, it is bringing me absolute joy.

In case you’re looking for something new to pick up, I’ve got a couple of really good ones for you. Check out my mini reviews below and if you’ve got any titles that you think I absolutely *need* to read, hit me up in the comments!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Okay so this one is very big in the ‘influencer’ world. I saw it on at least 3 people’s Stories that I follow and they all absolutely raved about it so I immediately added it to my list because it sounded so good. It was impossible to find in my local library so it’s worth noting that you’ll probably need to buy rather than borrow but oh my god, it honestly is brilliant! Once I started it I could. not. put. it. down! The characters, the story, the twist at the end…just brilliant! I am definitely going to read more of her books as I really enjoyed her style of writing.

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I’d seen this one in the new in section a few times in the library and it totally sounded up my street. I really liked the short chapters style of writing and also the single name for each chapter too. It was darkly funny and again had a massive surprise at the end! It was very easy to read and I finished it up in about three days because once again I loved it. It’s happy book times when you get on a roll with good book after good book. Hoping it doesn’t end anytime soon.

I’ve got a pile of newly bought books to read now and I also really want to re-read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt before the film comes out. So many books, so little time. And with that being said, I’m off to pick up my latest, My Beautiful Friend by Elena Ferrante – feet up and R E L A X.

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