Looking for something to read on holiday? I’ve asked some of my fellow bloggers for their recommendations for your Summer Holiday Reading.
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I’m always looking for some new reading inspiration, and I thought who better to turn to than my fellow bloggers. So here are some suggestions for books you might like to read while you’re sunning yourself on the beach this year. I’ve also added in links to their blogs, so that you can take a look at those as well.
The Girl on the Train* by Paula Hawkins was on my own Summer Reading List last year, and it’s proved to be very popular again this year. It was recommended by Anisha from Fashion and Frappes who said “After Gone Girl I have been obsessed with this new genre of ‘domestic noir’! The book is immensely readable – you wont want to put it down. However, what I found most interesting is the setting in London. This makes it a lot more realistic for British readers since you actually know and have probably visited the places mentioned in the book, and can imagine the scenes in the train vividly. It’s near enough to be realistic but for the time being, its far away to not be too creepy!”
Also recommending Paula Hawkins’ book is Ami from Ami Rose who says “I read this in a day on my recent trip to Santorini, it really lived up to its hype. I just couldn’t put it down” and Angela from The Life Of Spicers who said “The Girl on The Train transported me as a reader into the book and into the lives of the characters immediately. It was so well written that I had read it within a day. This would be perfect when laying by the pool or travelling.”
Kathy from I am Kathy B recommends Becoming*, a survive-and-thrive memoir by ‘Superlatively Rude’ blogger, Laura Jane Williams. Kathy says that the book “tells a tale of messy humanness, heartbreak, despair, sex, & ultimately, one amazing gal’s quest to learn how to be alone. How to love herself. Through her candid, witty, touching words, you might just learn to love yourself too.”
Pippa from Red Rose Mummy has suggested a book that has certainly been very popular, but has divided opinions too. She describes Me Before You* by JoJo Moyes as “an enriching, entertaining read. Desperately sad in places but uplifting too.”
The next recommendation comes from Hayley from Hayley From Home, who has picked Wonder* by R.J. Palacio. It’s a story about a 10 year old boy with a terrible facial deformity, who has been homeschooled for most of his life. Now he is being sent to a real school, and he’s dreading it. Hayley says “It’s a really sweet story, very engrossing and isn’t too long. I think it would appeal to most people and will make you both laugh and cry, I love it!”
Something very different next, recommended by Anca from ancaslifestyle. She has picked Jacqueline Simpson’s Green Men & White Swans: The Folklore of British Pub Names* because “It’s a light read and it’s fun. I was curious about the meaning behind some pub names, so I took it. The book was really fascinating, it has so many stories from all over the UK.”
A Discovery of Witches* by Deb Harkness is the book picked out by Jenni from Odd Socks and Lollipops. “It’s a wonderful book to get lost in during a summer holiday. It’s got everything… witches, vampires, daemons, love, magic, intrigue, copious amounts of tea and characters I couldn’t help but fall in love with.”
Kate from crossexaminingcrime has chosen The President’s Hat* by Antoine Laurain. She describes the book as “a story, set mostly in France which tracks the journey of a hat and the impact it has on the lives of those who own it, albeit for a time. It is light hearted and written with exquisite prose, with gentle comic atmosphere.”
And finally, The Color of Water in July* by Nora Carroll is Polly from Enchanted Pixie‘s choice. She chose this story because it is “a great story of true love, loss, regret and tragedy. I absolutely loved it. Think it is the quickest I have ever read a book I enjoyed it so much. Great characters and also bit of an unexpected twist.”