Hello there my fellow book lovers and those who just stumbled upon my blog.
If you asked me what I've done this week I wouldn't really be able to come up with a good answer besides from "I watched Broadchurch Season 1".
I am so much behind in my Goodreads Reading Challenge it's actually quite depressing. But I hope I'll be able to finish a book very soon (hopefully today???).
I will show you now a few books which I think are quite nice to read during summer. Whether you're at the beach, the pool, your balcony or just inside hiding from the heat and the sun, these books make a nice companion.
I'm currently reading Me Before You. This is actually NOT a nice, easy or delightful summer read, but the topic is pretty interesting and well-written (and even a little heartwarming maybe..although it's still kinda depressing). I would'nt say love stories are my typical genre but I heard so much about this book and how good it is so I had to give it a try, especially since the cast of the movie is amazing. I have to admit that it is quite good indeed, although I still have to read the end... (And to be honest, I don't want to read the end haha I'm scared)
The Life List is a really inspiring and joyful read (I still shed some tears though), perfect for summer. I really loved this book.
Another book I really love is The Lover's Dictionary. It is a story about a couple and their life together but it isn't told chronologically but from A to Z, just like a dictionary (who would've expected that! lol). I think it's very artful and the idea is unique. It's definitely worth the read and if you can't get enough you should also follow David Levithan on Twitter for even more dictionary entries!
One of my favourite books is The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I saw it everywhere when I was in England two years ago and I had to buy it as soon as I was home again (don't ask me why I haven't bought it in England... I don't know!). It is a fantastical story about growing up. Everyone should read it, because it's a topic that affects all of us, unfortunately haha. It is definitely worth reading! Neil Gaiman is amazing!
As you see, there are still two other books on the picture, The Lightning Thief and An Abundance of Katherines. Those are books I haven't read yet, but I plan to read them in the next few weeks. I think those are two easy reads that you can also read very fast. John Green is always a good idea and I've heard a lot of positive things about the Percy Jackson books. They're probably easy reads and good story which you can easily follow (not like Game of Thrones for example lol. Reading that equals work). I'm really looking forward to read those two, especially The Lightning Thief, which has been lying on my shelf for at least 4 years now (I'm a terrible book hoarder...)
What have you read during summer this year? Can recommend some other nice summer reads?