My top 5 best Summer books to read


There is something about summer that makes everyone one to read. The sun and the nice weather call for a light read sitting outside with a cold drink. 

Bookworms get excited because new titles come out during the season, most of us have our favourite "summer" author and even casual readers know it is time to relax with a book. So, I had a look through my shelves and Goodreads Read list (which is in desperate need of updating) and I have put together a list of my favourite books that I think would make a perfect summer read.
These are not in any particular order or from the same genres so I am sure there will be something for everyone!
1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman  
Genre: Fantasy / Magical realism

Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy. 

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

This is and probably always be my favourite book of all time. I don't know what it is about it but it is so gripping and per-fect.

2. The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary 
Genre: Conterporary / Romance

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

Genre: Fantasy / Mystery

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

I believe there are 6 books in this series at the moment so if you want to add all of them to your TBR list go ahead! Personally I only read the first one and I loved it. 

4. Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Genre: Fiction / LGBT

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

Finally number 5. is not a book but an author. Rainbow Rowell. Besides her graphic novel Pumpkinheads, written and illustrated to give you all the Autumn vibes, I think all of her books are perfect for summer. 

That is my top 5. There are a lot more books I would add to this list but I thought for now I would share my absolute favourites.
I've been thinking a lot about my Summe TBR too so I'll probably do a blog post about that because it has been a while since my last one. 

And of course! If you have any favourite books you want to recommend, leave them in the comments. Happy reading!

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