13 August 2014

Perfect Books for Summer


The schools in and around England are all on summer vacation and most people are preparing to jet off to somewhere hot and exotic. Myself on the other hand has 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 the Essie Button's video 'Easy Reads with Booksandquills' on YouTube. The book is about a girl called Cadence whose family is rich, blonde and perfect. The family come together every summer on her grandfathers private island, but 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 and 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 novel told in 1st person 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 seniors who introduce him to a larger 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 and after months of looking at the promo pictures I took the plunge and bought a book i'd never heard of before with little reviews. And am I 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 and 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 as the film version has extended it's cinema viewings in order to let more see it 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. Hazel is a kid with cancer and doesn't have much ambition to make anything or 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 changes things. Amy is on a 300 year long journey to a new planet when she is woken up early and 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 which really makes you think about life in a light hearted fashion.

If you're looking for a book to read this summer then I hope I have helped you to find something you like.

Love always,
Melissa


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  1. I needed this!! I am going travelling in a few weeks and needed some book inspo! Thank you! xx

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  2. Loved this post! I've read and loved The Fault In Our Stars and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower so I'll have to try the others, I hadn't even heard of them before this post haha! :) xx

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  3. Loved this, thank you! Always on the look out for something new to read so definitely going to keep some of these in mind!

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award :)
    To take a look at the questions or for more info, go to: http://amyscornerblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/liebster-award-nomination.html

    Amy x
    http://amyscornerblog.blogspot.co.uk

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