With just over 2 weeks to go, I’m really getting into the holiday spirit now. Everything is booked, I’ve nearly sorted out what clothes I’m taking, and I finally I know which make-up is going with me. So it’s time to choose the books which make my 2015 Summer Reading List.
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My summer holiday is always a time when I like to wind down and do some reading. Although I love the sun and the heat, I find it uncomfortable to spend too long in the sun at any time. My pale Irish skin really can’t take too much sun exposure! So I catch the sun in the morning and late afternoon, and then spend the rest of the day in the shade with a cool drink and a book.
I’m a pretty quick reader, my record for reading books on holiday was 24 in 15 days. That was the year when i injured my foot at the start of the holiday and had to spend the first 3 or 4 days on the sofa. I did a lot of reading during that time…
This year I’m taking a Kindle with me for the first time, instead of the iPad I’ve taken the last few years. That should mean that I can even read out in the sun, and hopefully means even more books will be ticked off my Reading List Challenge.
These are the 11 books which are on my Summer Reading List for 2015:
- Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
- #Girlboss* – Sophie Amoruso
- Under the Skin* – Michael Faber
- Elizabeth is Missing* – Emma Healey
- The Girl in the Red Coat* – Kate Hamer
- I Let You Go* – Clare Mackintosh
- The Girl on the Train* – Paula Hawkins
- Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café* – Millie Johnson
- Summer at Shell Cottage* – Lucy Diamond
- The Coincidence of Coconut Cake* – Amy E. Reichert (this is a review copy)
- The Ultimate Interactive Pub Quiz Revision Book* – Nickie O’Hara
Disclosure: I received free e-copies of ‘The Ultimate Interactive Pub Quiz Revision Book’ and ‘The Coincidence of Coconut Cake’ for review purposes
As you can see, I’ve tried to put a variety of books on this list. There are a couple of non-fiction books, a few books which I’ve been meaning to read for a while, the latest books from two of my favourite romantic comedy authors, plus one book that I am reading for a review. I’ve also loaded up a quiz book, which I think could be fun after dinner in the evenings.
There are a couple more that I may add to my summer reading list. But as we are only going for 10 days this time, I think that those should probably be enough to keep me occupied.