Books To Read This Summer

three books are stacked on top of each other. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, How hard can love be by Holly Bourne and The Keeper of lost things by Ruth Hogen. On top of this stack is a tiny figurine of a sitting owl. The back ground is a solid grey colour as everything sits on a grey and white checked duvet.

Now that second year has officially finished and we're into the summer break, it seems like the perfect time to dust off those books that have been sitting waiting patiently on the bookshelf to be read. Or as for me take to Amazon to buy some books that have been sat on my to-read list for a while now.

I'm not going to include any spoilers in this kind of post for anyone who is worried, the most I might share is information which is also included in the blurb of each book.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

By the time this post goes up, I will have already finished reading this book, it was way too easy to lose myself in a made up world after not immersing myself in them for so long.
I do love reading a good YA fiction book. Easy to read and most of the time have a happy ending. For the slice of life themed books, books aimed at young adults rather than older adults are more my style.

As a snippet of this books, it's about a girl as she navigates the first year of university. Dealing with family, boys and writing, I'm sure we will all relate to it at some point.

How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

I am seriously late to this bandwagon, which is kind of a running trend when reading takes a backseat in your life for a couple of years, but after reading the first in this series of books earlier this year I've become hooked.

I remember reading this sort of book when I was younger than the main character and finding so many things I related to, so many things that I was teased about but was made to feel better since if the main girl in the story was even the slightest bit the same as me it was all okay. I'm now older than the main character - only a couple years, but still, in a couple years many things can change - yet I still find myself finding a bunch of things that I relate to. And even if it's fiction I love that.

Anyway, I think we all know how this series goes, with the girls trying to navigate the sixth form as smoothly as possible. I'm just glad the only time I have to go back to college if through a book.

The Keeper Of Lost Things by Ruth Hogen

This one I only learned of its existence the other week thanks to Lucy from foreverseptember's post on her summer reading list.

The blurb for this one hooked me. If the rest of the book is written in the same voice as the words written on the back of the book I think I shall find myself happy with it.

I don't really know much else about this book yet, but I'll keep you all updated on Goodreads or Twitter if anyone wants that?

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

Another one I discovered thanks to Lucy.

All the blurb lets on are that it's about a girl as her life as she knows it has fallen apart. Okay, that sounds way more dramatic than what I assume the book is about but nonetheless, it's about growing up. And I might be twenty and past the GCSE age of feeling like everything is getting snapped up from under our feet, but in the end, I'm sure I'm going to be able to resonate with some of this book.

As we can see, if the characters are relatable, I find the book much more of an enjoyable read.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Also the second in its series I started earlier this year, Scarlet is the second instalment in The Lunar Chronicles.

I was going to read this earlier this year while uni wasn't so full on all that way back in January, but sadly my library didn't offer it as an e-book on the borrowbox app. I tried listening to it as an audiobook which they did offer but I don't really get along with audiobook since my mind wanders unless I'm focusing on the actual words in front of me.

Nonetheless, I am seriously looking forward to reading this instalment when I get my hands on it.


I'm excited to get reading all of these! 

Have you read any of them before? What's on your Summer reading list?

If you want to find out how I found each book, I share so on my Goodreads account here, I'd love to know your thoughts on them as well.

- Sophie 

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