Summer is here! Throughout the year I don’t like reading, mostly because the books I have to read for school aren’t what I would want to read. And then summer comes and suddenly I read three books a week.
I love reading on a holiday and throughout the year I found some favorites. Most of them are very basic and you’ve probably heard of them but that doesn’t mean they’re not good.
I like to read series like Mortal Instruments, The Hunger Games, … Not original AT ALL but there’s something about them. I am still sad that they didn’t continue the Mortal Instruments movies but the series are pretty much an exact copy of the books so I guess that’s good as well 😂 Also I can’t believe how long it’s been since the last Hunger Games movie came out!
Two years ago I discovered two books that I can recommend to anyone who asks about some good books, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. These books are just amazing and I love them a lot.
Now I don’t have any inspiration left, so my best friend (the true book worm) is taking over, she will just list things up:
⁃ The books of Sophie Kinsella. My not so perfect life, I’ve got your number and Can you keep a secret are a couple of examples of her collection of books. Reading her books brings you into a world of swooning, handsome gentlemen, awkward recognisable encounters with a touch a humor here and there. The perfect books to read on a hot summer day at the beach an to completely unwind.
⁃ Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch is surely one to recommend too. It takes you to the smoldering, romantic Tuscany in Italy where you meet the young italian Lorenzo, who helps Lina to find her father. Throw in a secret diary from her deceased mother, a secret lover and the delicious gelato and you have the perfect mix for a heartwarming book who swoops you off your feet.
– A very unique book, because of the way it was written, is Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison. As you can see it is written by two writers, Tom and Lucy. Tom has written the parts of the character Sam and Lucy has written the parts of the character Hannah. The beautiful thing about this is that even that this is written by two persons, you don’t notice this. It perfectly blends together.
– The classics Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are of course two the recomend too! Altough the two were written in the 19th century, you do notice in the way these characters behave and the language that is used, it’s still a very good read. Of course, when you have read them and you tell your english teacher you might score a few points!
– My favourite book of all time is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It’s a book that takes you onto a rollercoaster of tears of pain, laughter and heartbreak. It’s beautifully written from a quite surprising point of view, the point of view of death. It is situated during World War 2 in Nazi-Germany, we follow the life of a little girl, who just lost her brother and is adopted by the lovely family Hubermann, trough the eyes of death. We see Germany during the war from another point of view, that makes you realise that not everything is as black and white as it seems. This is truly a book you must read.
– I am a big fan of history and all that has to do with art and cultural society. Dan Brown uses a lot of history, art, intriguing facts that are always based on true facts and he somehow molds it all together in a heartracing, captivating and adventurous journey that his character Robert Langdon experiences. His latest book, Origin, is situated in the beautiful city of Spain, Barcelona, where Robert goes to an event from his dear friend Edmond Kirsch. In a spur of events, something happens to his friend and the discovery that Edmond made is threatened to be gone for good. Robert goes on another adventure, along with Ambra Vidal, to save his friends discovery.
– Last but not least we have the book Medici by Matteo Strukol, it tells the story of the powerful Medici family of Florence. Get lost in a dark, powerful world of art and mystery. Murder, bertrayal and deathly powergames are just as common as water and food. This is surely a good book for readers who love a little bit of history weaven into the story and of course the powergames played by handsome, Italian men.
Have fun reading!
Lots of love, M. (and E😬)