Monday, 30 May 2016

Summer Reading List | 2016


I am a bookworm. Literally, I could spend ages in WH Smiths or Waterstones looking at books and taking photos of the front covers so that I remember to buy them later on. I love books because they provide you with an escape from everything as you get lost in the story; no matter if it is a romance, thriller or even an autobiography. I have always loved literature and that is what I would have studied had I gone to uni; but I just enjoy it through reading books which I found to be the cheaper option too haha. 

So, as it is approaching the Summer months where everyone has a lot more free time to relax and pick up a book, I thought I would share the ones that I am aiming to read :) I will just type out the blurb and if it is something that you think you may like, then be sure to pick up a copy!

My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
  • Anna Fitzgerald doesn't want her sister to die. But she's sick of helping her to live. 
  • Anna was born to be a perfect genetic match for Kate, who at just two years old was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. For thirteen years, she has acted as a donor to her sister. 
  • Now, Kate needs a kidney, and nobody is asking Anna how she feels about it, they're just assuming she will donate. 
  • Until the sheriff serves the papers that will rock their family's world: Anna is suing her parents for the rights to her own body...


You Had Me At Hello - Mhairi McFarlane
  • Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart. It's been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away.
  • They'd been partners in crime and the best of friends. But it's clear that life has moved on. Ben is married. Rachel is not.
  • Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And along with it, the broken heart she's never been able to mend.

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • Here is a small fact.
  • You are going to die.
  • 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding it's breath. Death has never been busier. 
  • Liesel, a nine year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
  • Some important information.
  • This novel is narrated by Death.
  • It's a small story, about: a girl + an accordionist + some fanatical Germans + a Jewish fist fighter + and quite a lot of thievery.
  • Another thing you should know.
  • Death will visit the book thief three times.


Me Before You - JoJo Moyes
  • Lou Clark knows a lot of things.
  • She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
  • What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.
  • Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now, and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.
  • What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.


The Letter - Kathryn Hughes
  • Tina Craig works all the hours she can and volunteers in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home. Going through the pockets of a second-hand suit, she comes across an old letter, the envelope firmly sealed and unfranked. Tina opens the letter and reads it - a decision that will alter the course of her life for ever. 
  • Billy Stirling knows he has been a fool, but he hopes he can put things right. On 4th September 1939 he sits down to write the letter he hopes will change his future. It does...in more ways than he can imagine.


So yeahh, those are the books that I will be getting stuck into whenever I can this Summer :) I know that they may not be summery stories but it doesn't matter what you read, as long as it i something that you think you will enjoy. I have already seen the movies for a couple of these, and they say that books are better than the movies so we shall see! 
Hopefully I have inspired you to pick up a book, even if it isn't one of these. I like reading book suggestion or review posts, as I am always looking out for something new to read. 

xx
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2 comments:

  1. Great list! I'll have to check some of them out when I get the chance. I read The Book Thief in high school and I will say that it was an AMAZING read. Insightful, and beautifully written.

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    1. Thankyouu! :) I'm half-way through My Sister's Keeper and I'm enjoying it so far :) Ahh good to hear, I'm in for a treat when I read that one then x

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