Thursday, 20 July 2017

Six Summer Reads

 Looking for a few books to throw into your beach bag? Something to lose yourself in on the cruise ship? A novel to flick through on the plane? Look no further than this list.

1. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

A picture paints a thousand words, that's what they say. Well, imagine you could read those words. Imagine they were mixed in with the paint, curving along the lines, tattooed on the subject's skin. 

That's what reading I'll Give You the Sun is like.

Read my review here.

2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

If you won't read this book for the flesh-eating water horses -

(Who wouldn't read a book with flesh-eating water horses?)

- Then read it for the smell of the sea and the way the sand flies up around them as the horses gallop up the beach.

Read my review here.

3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Long, more than a little cheesy, and great for long car journeys. Little Women follows the lives of the March sisters, Meg (the pretty one), Jo (the ambitious one), Beth (the sweet one), and Amy (the bratty one) whilst their father is away fighting in the civil war.

4. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell

Looking for something a little darker? Why not head out to a remote Scottish island and hang out in a creepy mansion full of ghosts and dolls?

Read my review here.

5. Paper Towns by John Green

Two words. Road. Trip.

(This is what road trip books are for, right?)

(Well I can't think of any other purpose for them.)

6. Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan

You have to pick this up if you're holidaying at Butlins or some other holiday park. You just have to. It's short and thrilling, the perfect book to read as you're sitting by the pool.

Read my review here.

What makes a book a summer read?