The schools in and around England are all on summer vacation and most people are preparing to jet off to somewhere hot and exotic. A well deserved relax is in order. Myself on the other hand, I’ve been on summer break for the past 2 months, so finding things to keep me occupied has been difficult. Aside from blogging and working super hard at my part time job (harhar), all I have been doing is reading an awful lot of books. Well a lot more than I normally would read. So this Wednesday I thought i’d bring to you 5 books which I think are perfect for your summer holidays…
We Were Liars – E.Lockhart
I found out about this book after watching Essie Button’s video ‘Easy Reads with Booksandquills’ on YouTube. It’s a book about a young girl called Cadence whose family is rich, blonde and perfect. The family come together every summer on her grandfathers private island. However, one year something goes horribly wrong and on Cadence’s return to the island the following year, she is left to try and figure out what happened.
The Perks of being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
I was pretty late on the band wagon with this book. But, seeing as the movie came out not too long ago, I thought i’d pick it up and give it a go. My book of choice is normally a 100% cheesy romance so this book was a welcome break.
Charlie is just starting high school and finds it difficult to make friends before he is taken aboard by brother and sister who introduce him to a different world. The book has a much deeper meaning and stronger emotion than any other book i’ve read previously but also connects with you on a more personal level.
Love Letters to the Dead – Ava Dellaira
This book popped up into my Amazon suggestions. After months of looking at the promo pictures, I took the plunge & bought a book I’d never heard of and with little reviews. But I’m glad I did.
It is about freshman Laurel, who like Charlie from ‘Perks of being a Wallflower’ struggles to interact with other people her age after her older sister dies. On the first day of school, Laurel is set an assignment to write a letter to a dead person, which soon turns into a year long project in accepting things she can’t change. Opening up to people who want to love her.
The Fault in our Stars – John Green
I thought long and hard about whether to include this book. It is as the peak of it’s hype at the moment. Especially as the film has extended it’s cinema viewings in order before it’s ripped from scheduling. But, if it took me this long to read it, then there will still be someone else who needs convincing too.
The lead Hazel, is a kid with cancer who doesn’t have much ambition to make anything of her life since diagnosis of being terminal. But things look up when Augustus shows up on the scene…
Across the Universe – Beth Revis
I am definitely not someone to pick up a sic-fi novel and enjoy it but this book changed things. Amy is on a 300 year long journey to a new planet when she is woken up early. She is forced to live life without her parents, on board a ship of people who don’t understand her and want her parents dead. The book is an interesting combination of friendship, romance and mystery.
If you’re looking for a book to read this summer then I hope I have helped you to find something you like.