Summer reading list

A summer holiday is the perfect time to catch up on some reading. While I am happy to read all genres, if I go on holiday I tend to read something that is fast-paced or light-hearted.

Below I have listed the 5 books on my reading list this summer. I will upload a review of each book as soon as I complete them.

1. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. 

I read Hawkins’ best-selling book, The Girl on the Train, when it came out in 2015, and I’ve been dying to get my hands on her latest work.

Blurb: “A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.”

2. Once and for all by Sarah Dessen

I have been obsessed with Sarah Dessen’s books for years. I first fell in love with her writing when I read Just Listen. Even though this is a book aimed at young adults, Dessen always manages to capture an audience of all ages, and I can’t wait to go on a new adventure with her this summer!

Blurb: “Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna’s summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged now that he’s met the one he really wants. Maybe Louna’s second chance is standing right in front of her.”


3. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

I had never heard of this classic until I stumbled upon it in a bookshop a couple of weeks ago. Maurier’s writing has been compared to that of the Brontë sisters, whom I adore. I think this will be a must for fans of romantic classics.


Blurb: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again… Working as a lady’s companion, the authors heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Working as a lady’s companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers.

Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.”

4. Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie

Seeing as it is the tenth anniversary since the release of this book, I thought I should see what all the fuss is about. This is a book for those interested in a mystery or a thrilling drama.


Blurb: “What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie? Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from her real family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological parents? And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for her kidnapping?”

5. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 

Jodi Picoult always knows how to write a good book with a great message. I can’t wait to see what twists and turns this latest book brings. If her previous stories are anything to go by, it’s likely to be a tear-jerker and be full of life lessons!

Blurb: “When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.
Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.
It is about to open your eyes” 

Share what you are currently reading in the comment section or tweet me @Bookwormgirl_24. 

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