There are so many books out there to read if you are on a staycation, off somewhere the sun actually shines or you are just hanging at home on a rainy Saturday. I devour books and I love when I find a good one to get stuck into. Then, it’s possible you won’t hear from me for days. If you want some reading inspiration, then I’ve compiled a list of my top five summer reads to help you choose the perfect book.
1. Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
Did you ever see Gosford Park? Well this series of chapters released every week is by the same genius author. This book is divided up into instalments that you pay for separately if you are a Kindle user. So far, there have been ten released so you can download the whole lot! It tells the tale of society in London’s Belgravia from passionate trysts to family woes. It’s delightful and enticing.
2. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
I regret not reading this before seeing the film last week which has just been released staring two of my favourite actors Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin who are just astoundingly good in the film. The book is just heartbreaking-ly amazing and documents the relationship of Louisa and Will through a devastating time. I don’t want to give away any more in case you don’t know what it is about. But, it will pull at your heart strings and make you wish there were more Louisa’s in the world. Then when you finish it you can read the sequel Me After You. A definite and prominent book in my top five summer reads.
3. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
If you loved Pride and Prejudice then this is a must read. A modern day interpretation of my all time favourite book, it tells the classic story of Lizzie and D’arcy set in modern day Cincinnati. But, gone are the 19th century airs and graces and in comes the cheating, casual sex, swearing and family financial dramas. But it’s epic and you will be glued to it!
4. The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
Set in the art world, we are brought into the world of Annie, a heartbroken single lady who has an extreme talent for cooking and finds herself in a job of a well to do art dealer. But she accidentally finds a piece of art that will ultimately change what happens to her. But this art work has many links, as well as it’s own voice. This was so good I recommended it to my mum’s book club who also gave a thumbs up. It’s long, and has a lull in the middle, but stick with it, I promise it’s worth it.
5. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Continuing in his quest for all things good, PI Cormoran Strike is on his third adventure alongside his secretary Robin. Between amounting murders, an odd stalker and Robin’s pending nuptials there is plenty going on in this book. I advise reading the two before it though, the first of which, The Cuckoo’s Calling was spectacular reading.
What would you include in your top five summer reads? Have you read any of mine?